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How To Make the Smartest Choice About Laptop Locks

It is vital to keep our computers safe – not only because the hardware is so expensive, but also because our data and software on the computer can be very valuable. Laptops are notoriously easy to steal because they are so small and light, and securing them should be at the top of the priority list at all times. Choosing the best laptop locks, however, can be difficult, because there are so many different types of locks on the market. There is simply no one-size-fits-all solution, and the type of laptop lock you choose will be dictated by different factors, such as the environment, mobility, type of computer, the user, etc. Here, we provide you with some information that will help you to make a smart choice when it comes to lockable devices for computers.

    • Key or Combination: Laptop locks can be opened up with a key or a combination lock. There are pros and cons to both. If you lose the key and do not have a spare on hand, you will be locked out of your computer and you cannot take it anywhere. If this should happen in a public place, it could make life really difficult for you! When it comes to a combination lock, it is up to you to remember the combination. When it comes to managers purchasing computer locks for a number of employees, remember that you are at the mercy of the memory of employees. If they cannot remember the lock combination, or they get fired or leave the company without providing the lock number, it will be virtually impossible to gain entry to the computer.
    • Different Things to Factor In: You need to answer the following questions before deciding on the type of laptop locks:

 

      • What type of computer do you have, and do you have a security port?
      • How thick do you need the cable to be?
      • What materials are the locking mechanisms made of? Steel would be preferable.
      • Do you need to lock your computer in a bag?
      • Do you need a lock that removes the battery as well when tampered with?

 

  • Extra Security Options: There are some security devices that offer extra protection. These will ensure that the contents of the computer also remain secure, and that the computer can be tracked. With new technology available nowadays, it is easy to purchase a lock with an application that will track the location of the computer.

Regardless of the type of locks you choose, you need to ensure that you make the best choice for your specific needs. If you have any doubts on looking for sound advice about the best type of laptop locks to purchase for your particular computer, give our team at Legion Computer Accessories a call!