Kensington Lock as an anti-theft system
In 1992 the company Kensington released the first ever laptop lock called Kensington Lock. This stands for a lock that serves as theft protection for Notebooks, as well as Mini-PCs. Nowadays the term Kensington Lock represents every lock that works the same way as the original.
Most of the times the lock is equipped with a wire cable and a loop at the end. When opened, this construction can be attached to objects such as furniture.
As a deterrent of walk-in thieves, the Kensington Lock is a good option. Nonetheless, professional thieves with appropriate equipment sure won’t keep off because of this lock. Even the use of the lock per se can be a weakness when it is attached incorrectly, for instance on light-weight furniture.
The Kensington Security Slot
To benefit from this lock, the device has to have the standardized connector. It is called Kensington Security Slot and is provided by most of the biggest manufacturers. The slot is approx. 3 x 7 mm big and in plastic housings often secured with metal to prevent the lock from breaking out. Sometimes the slot is even connected to system-relevant components, so that the device is useless in case of theft.
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