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What can you use for theft-proofing portables aside from a Kensington lock, or a secure computer cabinet? Or have you had good results from using the former?

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Is this primarily for theft-proofing in the office or also on the move? –  Adam May 17 '09 at 15:24

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Alternatives / supplements to a Kensington lock:

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The Targus product is total news to me - cool, I'll be taking a peek on their site now –  username May 17 '09 at 16:42
Looking at VGA port in my notebook, Targus lock wouldn't work. The port has no screws. –  vartec May 17 '09 at 17:31

Any decent anti-theft has to be integrated in the laptop, otherwise it'd be to heavy and impractical to use. The only anti-theft integrated by default in laptops is Kensington lock. There are some more advanced version of these, like for example ones, that have alarm.

Some business laptops have remote drive encryption, that could be activated in case of theft. But that's for the case, where you're worried about physical security of data, not the hardware itself.

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