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    Question Laptop/Notebook Security Locks

    Anyone had any experience of these?

    I need 2 and don't want to be bankrupted in the process... we are an independent prep school - small, well-behaved, well-supervised classes so they don't need to be fortress strength. What we really want to do is stop teachers from moving the machines!

    I've seen this one at eBuyer: Belkin Notebook Security Lock - Ebuyer
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    The general term is a micro saver. Kensington are one of the biggest makes: Amazon.co.uk: Kensington Twin Microsaver: Kensington: Electronics & Photo

    Those ones on ebuyer look like they would do the job though.
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    Kensington locks that can be opened with a biro?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Kensington locks that can be opened with a biro?

    Ben
    Yep those are the ones! Re-reading my post I can see that it could be interpreted that I was implying quality by my use of the word standard which I wasn't. I meant one of the biggest makes, I'll edit it now.

    However all these kind of light weight locks will only stop the casual thief picking the machine off a desk.

    Jona

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    Yep those are the ones! Re-reading my post I can see that it could be interpreted that I was implying quality by my use of the word standard which I wasn't. I meant one of the biggest makes, I'll edit it now.

    However all these kind of light weight locks will only stop the casual thief picking the machine off a desk.

    Jona
    However for our purposes, that is what we need... I was simply wondering whether, in the budget range, some were known to be better than others

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    I don't think there's anything that will stop someone with a pair of bolt cutters (ordinary scissors for one we tried!) or a big screwdriver (you can lever the "lug" out of the kensington lock slot) but if it's just to make people think "umm; maybe that isn't meant to be moved" then I think you can't go far wrong :-)

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    We use these:

    Hills Components Ltd UK

    We have tons of these around the school. They are about £8.00 but do the trick.

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