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.
Kensington, the company after whom the security locking system is named, makes a variety of laptop locks 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.
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.
Consumers might find laptop locks for sale around back-to-school season.
Shopping for a laptop lock:
Retail stores such as Radio Shack and Best Buy sell laptop locks made by a variety of manufacturers for about $20-$50.
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