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    Telephone/Apple shop security devics

    Hi All,

    We bought a suite of imacs as part of a marketing drive to help recruit 6th form students into media dept, and therefore the rest of the college.

    The imacs came with wireless keyboards and mice which we think will get nicked. We want to continue to use the wireless kb/mice because they look pretty.
    Instead we would like to connect the wireless devices with security wires - the type you get in phone shops with alarms etc.
    Does anyone know where we would get them from?

    I know it sounds a bit a**e about face, but we didn't buy them for technical reasons.

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    You'd be better off just security marking them with your college name and a PC number (that'll at least stop them being swapped around in the suite to confuse other students).

    Don't know of any cables that will connect to a wireless mouse!

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    Depending on your WiFi vendor / technology used would it be worth considering RFID tracking over your WLAN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Depending on your WiFi vendor / technology used would it be worth considering RFID tracking over your WLAN?
    Bit overkill just for some keyboards and mice isn't it?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Bit overkill just for some keyboards and mice isn't it?

    Ben

    they are like £50 mice !.

    Its apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    they are like £50 mice !.

    Its apple
    RFID tracking etc... would still be overkill.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    RFID tracking etc... would still be overkill.

    Ben
    how much would it cost? We'd be looking at nearly £4k to replace all the pretty KB+Mice

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    You want to keep the wireless keyboard and mice because they look pretty then attach leads to them? Surely might as well get the wired ones and they get imac desk locks to secure imac and keyboard/mouse.

    How does a suite of wireless keyboards and mice work without interference anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Depending on your WiFi vendor / technology used would it be worth considering RFID tracking over your WLAN?
    What vendors support that? Any links/recommendations?

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    [QUOTE=dave.81;849240]You want to keep the wireless keyboard and mice because they look pretty then attach leads to them? Surely might as well get the wired ones and they get imac desk locks to secure imac and keyboard/mouse.QUOTE]

    Good point

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    How does a suite of wireless keyboards and mice work without interference anyway?
    Bluetooth

    @CyberNerd good luck with changing all your batteries all the time

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    something like these?

    Wholesale Mobile Phone Display Security - Buy China Wholesale Mobile Phone Display Security from Chinese Wholesalers | DHgate

    Could attach the leads to the back of the keyboard base and secure em. if they're magic mice though that's gonna be a much more difficult proposition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    something like these?

    Wholesale Mobile Phone Display Security - Buy China Wholesale Mobile Phone Display Security from Chinese Wholesalers | DHgate

    Could attach the leads to the back of the keyboard base and secure em. if they're magic mice though that's gonna be a much more difficult proposition

    Thats the sort of thing I was thinking of. TBH - I was just searching for options, its all for aesthetics so we might end up with teacher handing them in and out at the beginning/end of each lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    RFID tracking etc... would still be overkill.

    Ben
    But it would save on the later investment when you want to keep track of children via the secret chip that has been put into everyone.

    You all know about the secret chip?

    No?


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    Put cheap cctv in the room. or just a good fake camera

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    [QUOTE=GrumbleDook;849258
    You all know about the secret chip?
    [/QUOTE]

    Is that when you get the dinner lady to make you a portion of chips while everyone else gets Jamie SmugOliver approved lettuce leaves?

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