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Why do laptops have Kensington lock?
The locks in laptops called as kensington lock are used to secure your laptop from being stolen. A adapter or something is found whose one end can be inserted to the lock slot and another end can be wound around a table leg or something similar to that.
What is the use of Kingston lock in laptop?
The Kensington Slot is the standard slot that can be paired with a standard security cable lock. Also known as the K-Slot, this device locking option can be used on most brands of laptops, desktops, monitors, and other devices.
What is the lock thing on the side of my laptop?
It is called a Kensington Lock, or Kensington Security Slot, and it provides an attachment point for a cable to prevent your monitor (or a laptop as seen in the picture below) from being moved or stolen.
Is a Kensington lock effective?
Kensington locks are not infallible. Depending on the thickness of the lock and cable, anyone with bolt cutters, heavy duty wire cutters or an axe could easily defeat them. And you could probably smash the lock right off the equipment with a hammer.
What is Kensington port?
A Kensington Security Slot (also called a K-Slot or Kensington lock) is part of an anti-theft system designed in the mid 1980s and patented by Kryptonite in 1999–2000, assigned to Schlage in 2002, and since 2005 owned and marketed by Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands.
Is Kensington lock Universal?
2-Year Warranty The ClickSafe® Universal Combination Laptop Lock fits any laptop security slot — standard T-bar, nano, or wedge-shaped — to lock down your laptop, regardless of brand or generation. Kensington locks are verified and tested.
Is Kensington lock useful?
A Kensington lock is a special kind of lock made for securing expensive electronic equipment. Though they are typically used to secure relatively small mobile equipment such as notebook computers and projectors, Kensington locks can also be used to secure desktop systems and monitors.
Who uses Kensington locks?
Kensington locks are typically used in libraries, dorms, colleges, businesses and government offices—but there’s no reason you can’t use one at home, at business meetings, in hotels, at conferences and various other places. B&H carries an extensive line of Kensington locks.