Security - best way to chain the beast down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by johnesocko, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. johnesocko macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010
    I heard that running a strong bike lock cable through the feet of the Mac Pro and "chaining" it to the desk may be better than a kensington lock? Can anyone confirm this?

    We have had several break ins around our neighborhood and I want to slow down any snatch and grabs. At this point they have to take the desk too.

    Any thoughts on chaining the beast down?

  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    well any lock that you can put on it can be taken out by some bolt cutters.
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    yes of course it is.. 4 bike chains one for each loop and a kensington lock gives the most delay.
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Or a hack saw if they don't care if the handles/feet aren't damaged. :p

    I like your thinking, but there's a hole in your logic; that only works if you're there. :eek: Perhaps a properly trained guard dog would suffice for those times. ;)

    The logic being, a dog can't be defeated by a power outage as an electronic alarm can. Just needs dog food, and perhaps supplemented with the occasional criminal to keep it going. :D :p
  6. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    It is a good idea and will definitely delay or put off the opportunist but if you do D-lock or cable the case to the desk, make sure you can't just slip the cables off by lifting the desk.

    I suppose at the very least, telling your insurer that you had used a SoldSecure Gold approved bike lock to secure your MP might amuse them and ensure a speedy and complete payout.

    How about getting a wall bolt fitted so you can use a D-lock? Is the nearby wall solid or wood partition?

    I suppose at the end of the day all you can hope for is to delay the opportunist and make the professional thief raise an eyebrow. You will also put off the resale value of your MP for the thief because one with a D-lock hanging off is obviously stolen.
  7. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    A dog would only be good if you like dogs. Plus a dog can be easily stopped if your carriyng bolt cutters, or you know how to kick.

    Just use heavy duty locks. And make sure your work is backed up off site. If the Mac gets stolen, buy a newer better one with the insurance money.
  8. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Encrypt and backup your drives, insure the box. If a professional thief gets in your house, nothing you do is going to stop him from getting what he wants. Honestly you are better off making it easy to take so he does less damage to your home and property in the process.

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