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The Importance of Suitable Laptop Locks

 Large, desk-bound personal computers are becoming far and few inbetween. The convenience of the laptop has taken over, and most people nowadays use laptops at work and at home. Because they are so light and easy to carry around to meetings, to friends and to various other locations like campus or college, they have become virtually invaluable. They do, however, cost a lot of money, and have considerable value attached to them, even when sold after being stolen. As a result, the market for laptops has increased, and thieves are keen to get their hands on them.

Another valuable commodity is the intellectual property stored on the computer. Usually, the information on the computer is worth a lot as well. Even if it is not financially valuable, the information can be extremely valuable for the people it belongs to. Days or weeks’ worth of work can be lost, and confidential information can be copied and exposed. This is why it is so important to invest in suitable computer locks that can ensure that your laptop remains where it is supposed to be.

Thieves can sometimes pose as visitors or contractors in a working environment, and it is easy for them to just pick up a computer that is not secured. Laptop locks, however, ensure that the computer cannot be removed from the desk because they anchor it to a heavy or solid object, such as a desk or a wall. Most of these locks consist of cables that attach to the computer via a lock slot, and most modern laptops are now designed and manufactured to contain a lock slot to keep it secure.

One of the best features of laptops is that they are so easy to transport, which also increases the risk of theft during travelling. Specialised bags and backpacks can now be bought that contain safety measures, such as locks to keep the computer linked to the carrier. This means that it is impossible to remove the computer from the bag. While a lot of computers get stolen from backpacks, securing it with a lock to the bag will prevent this from happening.

At Legion Computer Accessories, we specialise in the provision of laptop locks and security. If you are looking out for the most suitable laptop locks for your computers at home, at work, or on the go, speak to our team for the best advice!