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New Kensington® Laptop Locking Station Provides Highest Level of Physical Security while Delivering Ultimate Ease of Use

  • July 27, 2010
  • Topics: Locks

Survey Shows Security Improvements Needed in Office Laptop Practices 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories, today introduced its highest level of physical security for laptops with a new locking station and tether kit. The Kensington Laptop Locking Station offers superior laptop security combined with an exceptionally easy to use design. Ideal for business users, the product will also serve IT managers working to improve security compliance across an entire department or company.

The Kensington Laptop Locking Station is built with an all steel backbone that resistants cutting, drilling or prying. Users simply place their laptop on the base of the unit and close the side arm, with no key or cable required. To unlock, insert a key to release the laptop. The optional Tether Kit offers additional flexibility to users who do not want to permamently attach the laptop locking station to a desktop surface. Locking a laptop has never been this easy.

A recent 2009 TNS national survey commissioned by Kensington shows a workplace demand for improvements in laptop security practices. Kensington's new Laptop Locking Station elegantly fulfills that need. According to the survey, 49% of respondents' leave their laptops unsecured when they are away from their desks. Another 21% surveyed said that when they are away from their desks, they hide their laptop in a drawer. And when asked to select the place they are most worried about having their laptops stolen, 17% of the respondents indicated the office.

"Kensington customers have told us they need the highest physical safeguard possible for laptops while still having easy access to their hardware, and we listened," said Rob Humphrey, Director, Security Products Global Business at Kensington. "The Laptop Locking Station will finally give IT managers the ability to drive security compliance in the workplace by leveraging an efficient method to protect their investments. This is a product that is as easy to use as it gets, and provides a highly secure environment for your company laptops, deterring theft and guarding valuable data."

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Kensington Laptop Locking Station (K64625WW; SRP $79.99)
We've made superior security easier than ever with the Kensington Laptop Locking Station. Just give the security arm a squeeze. That's it! Laptops are secured with far fewer steps and even greater security than a traditional cable lock. Unlocking is fast, too: just turn the key and the arm spring opens.

  • All steel backbone and deflector plates resist cutting, drilling and prying
  • High-security disk lock resists bumping and picking
  • No key needed to lock, simply place the laptop on the base and squeeze the arms
  • Station allows laptop to rotate, slide and tilt for optimal positioning and access to laptop ports
  • Easy to install on any desk
  • Master keying available
  • Works with laptops from 13.3" to 17"

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Kensington Tether Kit for Laptop Locking Station (K64632WW; SRP $29.99)
Add the Laptop Tether Kit to the Kensington Laptop Locking Station and you have a highly secure solution that doesn't have to be permanently attached to the desktop. Your desk stays unmodified and your laptops stay secure.

  • Requires Kensington Laptop Locking Station
  • High-security disk lock resists bumping and picking
  • Secures laptops without marring or modifying desktops

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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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