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    Kensington laptop locks

    Shutting the door after the horse etc etc thinking about getting a laptop lock for use in a public area in school, daft question do all locks fit all laptops?

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    Yes they do!

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    Off subject but on topic, are the newer Kensington locks any better than they used to be?
    I.e. is it still possible to open one with a piece of cardboard and a pen within 60 seconds?

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    I'm looking for a visual deterrant - looking at the cheap versions of these locks a pair of sharp scissors looks as though they could cut through the cable, just trying to deter the opportunist tea leafs.

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    Aye, deterrent is half the war won Know what you mean with some of the cheap ones, a school of mine bought a load for some "static" laptops and you could probably get through those with the plastic scissors you get in nursery!

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    Just make sure that when people use them they don't simply hook them round the leg of the desk they are using; I remember one being stolen by simply lifting the desk at a place I worked at previously

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    I know a place where you are able to buy them keyed alike. If you have a look at Hills Components default.asp and Hills Components Ltd UK. They are about 8 each.

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    We buy ours from the local 1 shop and when we couldn't find a key for one it took a lot of cutting off. Having said that we only regard them (even the expensive ones) as a minor deterrent mainly to stop staff and kids moving laptops around withoug telling us

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    I'm trying to find about 100 keyed alike ones - Hills don't have any in stock, and I need them quite soon... anybody know anywhere they might be available?

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