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    Mice and Keyboards getting stolen

    The lovely kids keeps stealing mice and keyboard from our IT Rooms

    does anyone know of any products that will help prevent theft?

    I would use cable ties but they are a bit crap



    TIA


    Dan

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    Some Kensington locks have cable retainers. You can also add your own by pushing a loop of the cable to be retained through the centre hole of a metal washer, and passing the Kensington lock cable through the loop.

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    A cable tie... tie it to the monitor cable, network cable, power cable and mouse & keyboard. Im sure they wont wonder off with them then.

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    We cable tie ours and every now and then they do go walk about. We have had 2 mice cut from the cable last week because they couldnt get them separated from the other wires

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    bloody hell, if that was to happen to ours, we would find out everyone who had been on that machine, and ban them all, so they would have to come and talk to us, then they would have to pay 5 to replace it. They soon learn

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    We used to do that, but they soon started taking them from other machines that they hadn't used. It doesn't happen as much anymore due to the room activation system

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    A cable tie... tie it to the monitor cable, network cable, power cable and mouse & keyboard. Im sure they wont wonder off with them then.
    Same here, we don't lose any. Although, even the ones we don't cable tie don't go missing either so I guess we are just lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    does anyone know of any products that will help prevent theft?
    A very, very big stick

    We've started to use the cheapest, nastiest keyboards and mice we can get our hands on. No-body want to steal them any more.

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    We've plastic cable tied them & metal tied them. With the plastic cable tied the students just cut the tied, with the metal tied they just wreck the kb & mouse. However the damage with the metal cable ties is less than the amount of equipment that was "taken" with or without the plastic cable ties.

    Due to the cost of the metal cable ties we've done what Heebeejeebee does:

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee View Post
    We've started to use the cheapest, nastiest keyboards and mice we can get our hands on.
    -Ken

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    We use nylon p clips, pass the cable through these and screw them in using one of case screws.

    Just seeing who has logged on to a pc doesn't give you a great indication.

    Ben

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