Security Locks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Polardude, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Polardude macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2004
    I am entering College in the fall and I was wondering what would you recommend to secure my 15" PB to prevent theft. PLease include your experiences if possible.

    There is not much to elaborate on, lol... :D

    My first post and an avid reader of MacRumors....
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I used a Kensington cable lock and I never had any issues with it. It attaches to the lock port on the side of the computer. Are you looking for anything more elaborate? I'd say just find whatever color you like and the best price is about the best advice to give. Cuz I think these locks are sorta like bike locks in the sense that very few of them will stop a super-dedicated thief. They can be cut with bolt cutters, but they're perfect for warding off casual thieves....
  3. Finiksa macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    I think a Kensington cable is your only real option, like mkrishnan said, it's not going to stop someone determined to steal your Powerbook but should deter most.

    The best option is probably the MicroSaver® Guaranteed Notebook Replacement which gives you up to $1500 theft insurance, not bad for a $55 cable.

    Just read the warranty details carefully. Basically the thief needs to somehow cut the cable to be covered, if you attached it to a desk that they can dismantle or break to steal the computer you're not covered.
  4. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i have a kensington lock and i dont find that i use it at all, i normally hide my powerbook when its not in use
  5. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    You probably won't end up using it a whole lot becuae you'll find it annoying after a while. But i have the Targus lock. 6.5 feet of cable and it comes with mounting brackets if you want to use them. It works like a charm and i got it brand new off ebay for 10$ where as it sells for 30$ in a store.

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