Laptop Locking Plate

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  1. A468BU

    A468BU da dee dum OT Supporter

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    I'm looking for a locking plate like they use at Best Buy to display the laptop they have for sale. Anyone have an idea where to pick one up like that?
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    There's already a slot for a locking cable to attach to your laptop. Kensington makes the cables, though I imagine there are other brands as well.
     
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    A468BU da dee dum OT Supporter

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    I'm goin to be using this in my racecar trailer for a weather station. Being at the race track everyone has tools around that could easily cut thru one of those cables.
     
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    Lock the trailer when you leave. I don't see how the plates that Best Buy uses will save you from having the thing stolen, since the locking plates are tethered to the display counter using cables as well.
     
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    I was goin to bolt it thru my counter top.
     
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    A468BU da dee dum OT Supporter

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    That is pretty close to what I'm looking for. Not liking the idea of have to glue adapters to my laptop though.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    I don't really see any other way to attach it to the plastic outer shell. Can't very well drill holes through it; even if you removed the shell and did drill holes, there would be no room inside for nuts or bolts or anything.

    These systems are designed not to make the laptop impossible to steal, but to make it difficult enough to steal without destroying the machine that most people won't bother. Nobody wants a busted POS laptop with parts missing, after all.
     
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    A468BU da dee dum OT Supporter

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    Well the plates i seen at best buy had a bar that went across between the bottom of the display and the keyboard.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    OHH, those. Shit, I dunno.

    You know what would be funny though, is if you went into Best Buy and stole the locking plate, leaving the laptop safely on the counter. :big grin:
     
  11. eideteker

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    You have a very good idea of what you want, so get some aluminum bar stock and get to work. Like deusex said, you won't be able to make it impossible to steal - just improbable. If it'll take more than 5 minutes to hack apart and/or destroys the laptop in the process, the chances of being caught by a passerby are great.
     
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    Ya I thought of that. But they are out there so someone has to make them already, just have to find them
     
  13. dorkultra

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    those kensington locks are hardly secure. pretty easy to just wiggle it and bend the metal to release it
     
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    Check out the laptop mounts for cars (like they use for cop cars). The good ones are metal with clips that latch on around the sides of the laptop. They are pretty rugged and have a locking mechanism. They make universal ones based on laptop size (vs. for a specific model like toughbooks).
     
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    I think they are called double bar laptop locks..
     

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