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Laptop Lock Cost


How Much Does a Laptop Lock Cost?

 
 average costMedium: $30-$70 

Computer laptop locks protect against theft of valuable electronics and are frequently found in retail electronics stores and places of communal living such as dorms. Most laptops have a Kensington security slot that allows for a lock, but locks are made by a number of companies in addition to Kensington.

Typical costs:

  • Kensington, the company after whom the security locking system is named, makes a variety of laptop locks[1] including ones that uses keys or numeric combination. Kensington locks. Kensington locks cost about $30-$70, depending on the features.
What should be included:
  • A laptop lock connects on one end to the laptop itself and can be connected to various stationary items. The lock uses cables that are about 4mm-8mm thick.
Additional costs:
  • Locking kits are accessories that can be mounted to stationary items to secure the lock. Locking kits cost $10-$30, depending on the complexity of the kit.
  • A combination or key lock will be needed to secure the loose end of the laptop lock. A standard lock costs $5-$20.
Discounts:
  • Consumers might find laptop locks for sale around back-to-school season.
Shopping for a laptop lock:
  • Retail stores such as Radio Shack[2] and Best Buy[3] sell laptop locks made by a variety of manufacturers for about $20-$50.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.kensington.com/kensington/us/us/s/1479/laptop-locks.aspx
  2.  www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2032391
  3.  www.bestbuy.com/site/laptop-accessories/regularcatpcmcat302900050005/pcmcat3029000...
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