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Laptop Security Locks

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A laptop is one of the most prized possessions for anyone in this time and age. Your official, personal and even the most random thoughts can be easily found on your laptop. Its security is therefore pertinent to your privacy and your pocket. Owing to the mobility of the device, the chances of your notebook getting stolen at any time are manifolds. Whether you are at a coffee shop, or in a library, the risk of your laptop being plundered are high. Laptop security locks are a good way of protecting your laptop from getting stolen.

The need of the security lock definitely arises if the laptop leaves the house as much as you do. Following the same logic as bicycle locks do, laptop security locks allow you to lock your device in one place by looping the cord around an immobile item.

The need for a security lock comes down to the usage of the laptop. For instance, if you do not have any important data on the notebook you might not need the lock that badly. But if you store all of your data on your computer without having a backup of the data then this lock could be of great help. If you use your laptop for official and professional work, then the laptop is at great risk of being stolen. Thieves especially hackers usually target laptops used by corporate workers or creative workers in order to ransack intellectual property. Therefore, for the sake of protecting important data, a laptop security lock is highly recommended. Spending hours on some idea only to have it pillaged can really affect the mental health of a person as well.

If you do buy a laptop security lock, you need to make sure you anchor it around a strong point. For instance, locking the laptop next to a drawer that can be taken out would be useless. The thief might as well take the drawer as well. If you cannot find any strong point for your laptop and lock, you can always buy an attachable anchor for less than 2000 Pakistani rupees that glue permanently on your desks. Always remember to attach the laptop lock to something large. Even if you don’t manage to buy an attachable anchor, tying your laptop lock to a big chair could be a saver for you.

Before deciding to buy a lock do remember a thief could always cut the wire of the lock and get away with the laptop, he could also yank the lock so hard that it breaks the laptop lock along with the notebook, but he might not risk making a lot of noise, so place your laptop meticulously.

There is another thing to keep in mind before buying a laptop security lock. You need to know which kind of slot your laptop has. Many laptops come with some sort of slot built into their body. Locks come in three types and you need to ascertain which one would suit your laptop.

 

Most laptops have some kind of security slot built into their chassis. Locks can connect to this opening, which makes it hard for a thief to pull them out. There are three kinds of slots, and you need to buy a lock that matches. The majority of the laptops use the Kensington Security Slot for ages. The Kensington Security slot is so prevalent that companies often refer to as lock slot. Thinner laptops use mini-slots to save space. Few brands including Dell, design slot specific for Noble Locks. The only company that does not put lock slots on their devices is Apple. However, there are locks available that would attach to the Apple laptops. For HP, Acer and any other laptop except for Dell, you would definitely have the Kensington Security Slot. For thinner notebooks, it would be the latest Mini Security Slot.  For Kensington keyed slot, there are options available from various brands. For MacBook owners, they would have to buy a lock that comes with a clamp which would get attached firmly to their device.

Laptops and notebooks hold every kind of personal data you can think of. Even if you do not worry about data pillage, the fact that you must have spent a fortune on the device is enough to get you worried about protecting your notebook. Security locks are therefore a great way of protecting your laptop, especially if you work in crowded areas.