+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Hardware Thread, Kids moving pc's in Technical; Does anyone know of a product to fix a small form factor pc to desks, to stop kids moving them ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    altrincham
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Kids moving pc's

    Does anyone know of a product to fix a small form factor pc to desks, to stop kids moving them out of the way so they can sit on the desk?

    The problem is its a sealed unit otherwise you could open it up and drill through the base and screw it to the desk.

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,400
    Thank Post
    636
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    319

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    Don't know of anything in particular, but you could just get some ~3cm width flexible plastic strips, strap them over the case with a few cm either side, and screw the ends into the desk.

  3. #3


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,619
    Thank Post
    275
    Thanked 777 Times in 604 Posts
    Rep Power
    223

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    Angle iron "corners" attached to the desk in the shape of the base unit? - pcs can still be moved, but not slid out of the way. Combined with a locking strap (as above)?

  4. #4
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    Like the plastic strap but metal instead... You can get a roll of metal strapping that has holes every centimeter or two... Relatively easy to bend to require shape and a lot harder to cut/remove...

    Possibly add a couple of self tapping short screws to screw the strapping to the actual PC unit (in safe positions where there's no parts to drill into ).

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    altrincham
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    lol, this all sounds a bit like a job for bob the builder. I cant believe that no-one has come up against this problem before and even less so that someone hasnt noticed this gap in the market. although i suppose that the dell solution will do simply as an anti theft device. what i am looking for is more like and "anti kids" device.

    Oh well, thanks for the suggestions so far anyway.

  6. #6

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,400
    Thank Post
    636
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    319

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    There are desks available with various types of computer containers that are bolted to the underside of the desk, but which pose the problem of users bashing their knees off them! (Hmm... not a bad idea come to think of it :twisted

    You could always rig the cases up to provide an electric shock on contact for a different approach

  7. #7
    Heebeejeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Intergalactic Cruise
    Posts
    1,043
    Thank Post
    68
    Thanked 75 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    34

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    Hmmmm,

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that another school had a similar issue and the caretaker was told to "secure" the PCs to the bench. Yep you guessed it, over the weekend he drilled through the underneath of the benches and screwed 6" screws through the holes and into the PC chassis. Of course this meant that the motherboard was perforated as well.

    He anticipated praise for a job well done and was consequently a bit surprised at the right royal rollocking he got from the Network Manager on the Monday morning.



    HBJB

  8. #8
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,958
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    I've seen clamp kits available somewhere recently - so they do exist - ranging from fragile looking plastic clips to warzone certified bombproof complete housings.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    Quote Originally Posted by SuppliesSaviour
    Does anyone know of a product to fix a small form factor pc to desks, to stop kids moving them out of the way so they can sit on the desk?

    The problem is its a sealed unit otherwise you could open it up and drill through the base and screw it to the desk.

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    we have some SX620's (i think) that came with some really secure mounting unit. Clamps the PC to the desk and has a study cover at the back to stop kids pulling kb / mouse etc out...

    each have a unique lock so if a kid does swipe a key they're not gona be able to nick off with the rest of them....

    Only downside is they're really tricky to put back together - read usually two man job - if you have to go and swap over an input device etc

    I'll dig out the details for you....

  10. #10

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,486
    Thank Post
    1,570
    Thanked 459 Times in 300 Posts
    Rep Power
    212

    Re: Kids moving pc's

    http://www.top-tec.co.uk/ will custome make enclosures/brackets etc.
    Used them loads of times, great company.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Bluetooth & Kids
    By timbo343 in forum Windows
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13th September 2007, 03:30 PM
  2. looking for certain kids software
    By russdev in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29th January 2007, 12:19 PM
  3. Kids Usernames
    By Gatt in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 18th September 2006, 10:00 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •