looking for physical security

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paulsdub, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. paulsdub macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Hey guys, the youth room at my church recently got a new 21.5' imac (so excited) and we aren't going to set it up until we can have some form of really secure way on bolted it to the desk without a laptop lock.

    I think i found something called a security shoe last week but it was only made for previous imac models.

    Help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you were really serious about it, there's nothing stopping you from drilling a hole into the footrest and bolting it down that way.
  3. paulsdub thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    no, i don't think either of those would be an option we could hit up. we want it to be nicely secured but not drill a hole in the computer or its base itself.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That big round hole is already in there.

    images from http://www.apple.com/imac/design.html
  5. paulsdub thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    sweet, any ideas what i could do with that hole.

    thanks btw that hole looks promising!
  6. knewsom macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2005
  7. danistyping macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2009
    Boston, MA
    too easy haha....

    Anyway, my band tours regularly and when we bring our iMac on the tour bus we have three holes drilled in the base and secure a lock through the hole. Good luck!
  8. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    one solution to make use of the already existing hole is a vesa mount adapter
    then you can fix the iMac to a wall or with a arm to the desk /wall , if you use these security bolds which have heads that break of after you tightend them up a pretty safe thing

    other option would be to bold this casing on the wall and place the iMac inside
    its used for outside tv's to protect them against theft weather and vandalism
    (fan inside for cooling )


    maybe not pretty , but you could always use a kensington lock with alarm during the time people to protect it are about and during nighttime lock it into the armagard case

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