Laptop computers have outsold their desktop counterparts for several years now, and with it comes the propensity for these machines to get lost or stolen. Laptop theft leads to more than just the loss of the computer–identity theft, corporate secrets, and other pertinent information can easily be lost with the theft of the laptop. According to a PC World article, a study by the Ponemon Institute in 2006 reported an 81 percent increase in companies reporting laptops as stolen during the years 2005-2006, many of which are presumably stolen by those working in the companies. The Kensington laptop lock has been standard equipment on many laptop and notebook computers for years, but is easily defeated by those crafty enough to bring small bolt cutters into the office. And with laptop computers costing thousands of dollars, corporate America needed something with more protection, and Kensington responded with the Kensington Laptop Locking Station. The Laptop Locking station is a fixed device that is screwed into a desk via four Philips head screws. Once screwed in, the laptop or notebook computer is placed behind an adjustable bar type mechanism that rests in front of the notebook computer screen, very similar to what you’d see in a consumer electronics store. You then lock the device, making the notebook or laptop computer less prone to theft. It is super simple to set up. All that is needed is a Philips head screwdriver and a few spare moments of time.
The Kensington Laptop Locking Station protects notebook computers from corporate theft
The Kensington Laptop Locking Station is constructed of an all steel backbone and features deflector plates that resist cutting, drilling, and prying, and the lock mechanism is bump and pick resistant. It works with notebook computers ranging from 13.3-inches to 17 inches via the adjustable backbone, and the dock allows the notebook or laptop computer to rotate, slide and tilt to +20 degrees to -20 degrees left and right, and -90 to 120 degrees screen tilt. The keys can be master key ordered and the station ships with a two year warranty.
Kensington Laptop Locking Station