Kensington, the mobile computing accessories company, has launched the ComboSaver® Portable Notebook Lock, designed to offer laptop protection while on the move. A specially designed combination lock with a coiled cable, it is Kensington’s most portable and secure offering yet.
The new lock is designed to make it easy to combat the ever-increasing threat of laptop theft. It is aimed at students and mobile workers – among those most vulnerable to laptop theft – against falling victim to the kind of data loss that recent high-profile public sector security failures have thrust into the spotlight.
The ComboSaver’s T-bar mechanism and steel cable provide optimum security, while a ‘slinky’ style self-coiling cable means the device twists up to become very compact. This means it is much smaller and lighter than other locks on the market, making it an attractive option for people who need to carry their lock in their laptop bag.
“Laptops have never been more powerful or portable,” said Stephen Hoare, Secure It product marketing manager at Kensington Europe. “Huge amounts of valuable personal and professional data are kept on mobile equipment, which has given rise to new security risks. A lock is the first line of defence against losing your laptop to an opportunistic thief.”
“For the student, their laptop holds the keys not only to all their personal data, downloaded music and videos, but also to their academic success. This, combined with the fact that they often live in poorly-secured accommodation and carry their laptops to and from the library, makes them especially vulnerable. If parents have invested thousands in their child’s education and equipment, it would be foolish to lose it all for the cost of a laptop lock,” Hoare concluded.