Laptops and computers attract thieves quite like magnets. From dishonest employees to cheap thugs to hi-fi robbers they find computers and laptops easily accessible and ether steal and run away after vandalizing the systems.
Over one million laptops are either lost or stolen every year approximately. While the FBI recovers a 2% of the lost or the stolen laptops, they are still clueless on the 300+ laptops they’d lost during the hearing of the 9/11 commission. The FBI must have lost information which is more valuable than the laptops themselves.
A majority of the laptop thefts are due to reckless misplacing alone. While you may have theft insurance for your expensive Apple iMac, you’d still hate to see your company’s business secrets and information reaching into the wrong hands. Do you?
Physical security of laptops and computers
While password locking does help to safeguard critical information reaching wrong people, physical security of computers should be top priority.
Is computer locks or laptop locks the best modes of physical security?
Computer lock or a laptop lock is the best way of securing system or laptop physically. Approximately, about the four-fifth of laptops available on the market comes with a Universal Security Slot (USS). The USS will facilitate the laptop to be attached to a laptop cable lock or even a laptop alarm.
No wonder determined thieves and bolt cutter experts will not stop at this, the laptop cable locks should deter the casual laptop lifters who’d be waiting to take advantage of you when you fall asleep at airport lobby or a hotel lounge.
While there are a variety of computer locks including cable locks to LCD monitor and desktop locks to Maclocks to iMac security locks, the best part is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on purchasing any of these. The locks that secure single systems and laptops will be in the $30-50 range and those that secure many laptops at a time such as carts fall in the $100 through $1000 (high end will be the feature-rich portable mini classroom like laptop carts)
Most of the computer locks are usually available at regular office stores or these days at several online stores. If you purchase from an online store, you have certain advantages; check and look at the variety of designs and specifications then make selection that suits your requirement and then look for best deals or offers around that otherwise you have no choice to play with if you opt to buy from an offline store.
Consider and check for quality of the cable as well as quality of the computer lock; ask for replacement warranty and ask if the lock facilitates locking of computer and laptop peripherals too.