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    Laptop Lock downs

    Can anyone suggest a secure way of attaching laptops to either desks or something along those lines.

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Why not just use desktop machines?

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    They'll probably have a locking slot for using a Kensington locking device. You then just have to find a way of securely attaching the Kensington cable to the desk.

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Why not just use desktop machines?
    because these are lft and run our IWB but some teachers don't want to take them home every day and our school is rather exposed.

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee
    They'll probably have a locking slot for using a Kensington locking device. You then just have to find a way of securely attaching the Kensington cable to the desk.
    Thanks for that I will look into it!

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    What about a lockable cupboard to put them in? Do the teachers not have their own cupboard? Or a lockable steel box?
    I think leaving them in full view, locked to desk or not, is probably asking for trouble!

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWITCH
    What about a lockable cupboard to put them in? Do the teachers not have their own cupboard? Or a lockable steel box?
    I think leaving them in full view, locked to desk or not, is probably asking for trouble!
    My point exactly! I have suggested that they should all take them home and that would sort out the problem altogether but they cannot be bothered to do that!

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Are they going to be bothered faffing about with some anti-theft device then? I suspect they aren't.

    Tell your management about the problem. Wait until a few get nicked. Then say "Told you so" to same management. Once this has happened a few time. Management generally trusts your judgement in such matters. An order from on high gets the problem sorted in a few nanoseconds.

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Are they going to be bothered faffing about with some anti-theft device then? I suspect they aren't.

    Tell your management about the problem. Wait until a few get nicked. Then say "Told you so" to same management.
    Purchased some locks here at the start of the year nobody uses them. Got a couple locked down in mobile classrooms.

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Are they going to be bothered faffing about with some anti-theft device then? I suspect they aren't.

    Tell your management about the problem. Wait until a few get nicked. Then say "Told you so" to same management.
    With the current climat here I am oh so tempted! Once again it's our new ICT co-ordinator with all these hair brain schemes he has but as normal he does not have clue!

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Can I take back what I said about kensington locks?

    http://www.videogamepirate.com/rando...sington623.wmv

    (2nd hit for "kensington lock" on google)

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    As suggested -Kensington style locks
    PC World were doing some for £14 last month - I got 4 for one of schools

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee
    Can I take back what I said about kensington locks?

    http://www.videogamepirate.com/rando...sington623.wmv

    (2nd hit for "kensington lock" on google)
    Oh dear

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    Re: Laptop Lock downs

    It wouldn't take the little darlings too long to Google that one

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