If you look at this locking mechanism, you should note the same things
that were pointed out to me at one point.
1. If you look at this mechanism, you will see 2 roundish or squarish
protrusions on the lock portion that goes into the device. These
protrusions measure less than one quarter inch. This is then placed into
the device and held in place with a thin piece of aluminum and plastic.
It does not take much force (most people could give the cable a sharp
jerk, and remove the lock in less than 30 seconds without any tools) to
break this small amount of material, and then to remove the device.
2. The appearance of security will often be enough to solve most thefts
(especially if they will need a ladder to reach the device).
With this in mind (the kenginston lock is only an appearance of
security), this should be good enough for some things, but does not
solve most security issues. If it were me, I would look to another
method for anything more valuable than $1,000 (especially laptops with
sensitive data). In our office we were fortunate enough to have an
engineer to custom build a device to secure the projector on the ceiling
(using a heaver metal, and lock). I would settle for the adhesive and
cable route however. This is based on my experience that once attached,
this adhesive is sufficient to be practically permanent.
This is just my opinion, however.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Rockwell
> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:02 PM
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> Subject: [MSUNAG] securing a projector
> We're going to ceiling mount a new projector, it is in
> smaller room and therefore isn't a super expensive projector
> ($2k not $15k).
> It has a kensington type lock hole (as used on laptops). Is
> that type of lock attachment considered sufficient or should
> we use something else? I wonder if the older style computer
> locks that have the adhesive pad and heavier cable would be better.
> The projector will be in a non-public conference room, so it
> should be fairly secure just based on having the door locked,
> but there seems to be a rash of projector thefts on campus lately.