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# 243699 26-Dec-2018 19:51
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I'm looking for a security cable for my desktop computer however most of these cables appear to be Kensington locks which my chassis (and I'm quite sure) my motherboard don't have. Does anybody know if there is anything out there specifically for desktop chassis?


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  # 2150831 26-Dec-2018 20:09
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what are you trying to achieve? just stop someone walking off with it?




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  # 2150835 26-Dec-2018 20:17
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Jase2985:

 

what are you trying to achieve? just stop someone walking off with it?

 

 

 

 

Pretty much... 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2150840 26-Dec-2018 20:27
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Jase2985:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBAKEN1279461/Kensington-64615-Keyed-Lock-DESKTOP-AND-PERIPHERAL

 

 

 

 

How can it secure the desktop, the desktop (chassis) doesn't have a Kensington lock...


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  # 2150843 26-Dec-2018 20:52
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Does your monitor have a Kensington slot? That PBtech kit includes a plate for devices without a lock, but I think you would need something with a Kensington slot to lock the end into




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  # 2150844 26-Dec-2018 20:55
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jnimmo:

 

Does your monitor have a Kensington slot? That PBtech kit includes a plate for devices without a lock, but I think you would need something with a Kensington slot to lock the end into

 

 

 

 

Yes my monitor has a Kensington lock but not the motherboard in my desktop doesn't appear too... 

 

 

 

Does anyone think these slightly cheaper Dynamix cables are as good as the Kensignton "brand" ones? https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBADNX0204/Dynamix-Locking-Security-Cable-for-use-with-Kensin#review

 

 


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  # 2150857 26-Dec-2018 21:16
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The only use for these security locks is to slow the person down a few minutes or that they give up in frustration. Does the side panel have some sort of basic lock or locking point(for a padlock or security cable) at the back? If not then a security cable is no use if they undo 3 screws and pull out your graphics card etc.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2150861 26-Dec-2018 21:27
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loceff13:

 

The only use for these security locks is to slow the person down a few minutes or that they give up in frustration. Does the side panel have some sort of basic lock or locking point(for a padlock or security cable) at the back? If not then a security cable is no use if they undo 3 screws and pull out your graphics card etc.

 

 

It's for a time I will be away from the desktop so could remove the graphics card and store that elsewhere. I'll think more about this tomorrow. 

 

 


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  # 2150876 26-Dec-2018 22:39
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Find somewhere else to work that doesn't make you so paranoid about losing your gear? Seriously, even considering removing your graphics card every time your away from your pc is taking "windows key + L" just a little too far!

Perhaps you could elaborate just a little more on why you need this and we could possibly provide some better solutions.



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  # 2150897 26-Dec-2018 23:46
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Ge0rge: Find somewhere else to work that doesn't make you so paranoid about losing your gear? Seriously, even considering removing your graphics card every time your away from your pc is taking "windows key + L" just a little too far!

Perhaps you could elaborate just a little more on why you need this and we could possibly provide some better solutions.

 

 

 

The desktop is at home, not work. By time away I meant the computer would go into storage for a month or two, no way I'm re-seating a graphics card every day...


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  # 2150905 27-Dec-2018 06:46
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Right, gotcha.

Perhaps a secure container / box that you could place the case in? Like a pelican case or similar that can be locked and suddenly becomes rather difficult for someone to get into or walk away with?

Could a lock be placed on a door? If not the room itself, then a cupboard / wardrobe?

There are cases that are lockable like you're after, but they are normally enterprise / commercial types and more than likely won't fit the hardware into them that you may have.

Would a hasp and stable attached to the case and locked with a padlock work? Ugly, but could be effective and the cable from the Kensington to your monitor could be locked to it as well.



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  # 2151193 27-Dec-2018 17:08
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@Ge0rge 

 

Yikes what size pelican case would you need for a computer! Maybe a couple of these on the wardrobe doors and problem solved? https://www.bunnings.co.nz/secure-zone-patio-bolt-satin-chrome-2pk_p00284159

 

I'm pleased that my monitor has a Kensignton lock. 

 

 

 

 


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