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Kensington® Slim Notebook Lock Design Raises IT Security Standards for New Ultra Thin Notebooks

  • June 02, 2009
  • Topics: Locks

New Slimmer, Stronger Design Provides Highest Physical Security without Compromise; Kensington's Leadership in Asset Safeguarding Secures IT Investments

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories, today introduced an innovative new addition to its market-leading offering of high security locks. The Kensington MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock's modern design is a superior asset safeguard and physical deterrent against theft of valuable business equipment and the sensitive data stored within them. Kensington has again raised the global standard of defense for the IT purchaser across all industries. The new ultra slim lock eliminates the significant burden of replacement costs for lost or stolen laptops. Kensington's MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock features a ground-breaking ultra thin design, ideal for securing the new breed of ultra thin laptops. Utilizing a new, stronger cable design, and a disk style locking mechanism, Kensington's new laptop lock is unsurpassed in its ability to protect against opportunistic theft.

Kensington pioneered the first-line-of-defense security concept with its development of the first laptop lock in 1992. The Kensington Security Slot is built into 99 percent of all laptops, as well as the majority of other computer equipment. With more theft-prevention features than any other computer lock on the market, Kensington's physical solution is vital to reducing the threat of theft and ultimately cut IT replacement costs for a fraction of the price. A 2009 Ponemon Institute LLC study of 28 US companies reporting 138 separate cases of missing laptops, indicates that the average value of a single lost laptop is $49,246.

"Sensible business data protection starts with Kensington physical protection," said Rob Humphrey, Director, Security Business at Kensington. "Strategically outfitting employees with the new MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock will give IT managers the ability to proficiently and cost-effectively protect their investments in new ultra-thin laptops. This lock has earned our Safe Premium rating - our highest level of security-to give businesses the absolute authority needed to safeguard the propriety and confidential information held inside these valuable and highly vulnerable assets."

Introducing the Kensington MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock
The Kensington MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock (SKU K64590US; SRP $49.99) is designed for the ultimate defense of even the thinnest laptop. The technologically advanced disk style keyed locking mechanism along with an advanced cable design provides greater security. With the rotating, slim lock head and a pivoting cable, you can be sure it will attach easily without getting in the way.

  • Advanced disk style keyed locking mechanism - the most secure available
  • Revolutionary slim design, ideal for Ultra-thin Notebooks.
  • A rotating head and pivoting cable allow you to easily connect to your laptop and position the lock
  • Attaches to most laptops via the Kensington Security Slot found in 99% of laptops
  • Patented T-bar locking mechanism provides superior strength and theft protection
  • Super-strong carbon steel cable provides greater security in a 10%-thinner design
  • 5-ft carbon tempered steel cable
  • Includes two keys
  • Rubber tie for cable cord management and portability

Making IT Managers' Lives Easier
In addition to Kensington's standard keying configuration, where laptop locks are individually keyed differently, the new Kensington MicroSaver® DS Keyed Ultra-Thin Notebook Lock will also be available in Custom Keyed configurations beginning in July 2009. With the ability to have Master Keying at their disposal, in addition to other keying configurations, IT Managers will achieve the ultimate flexibility and ease of management they need to efficiently protect their IT investments.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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