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Kensington Extends ClickSafe Technology To Protect Against

  • October 05, 2011
  • Topics: Locks

Partners Ergonomic Solutions and NBS Technologies Deploy Latest Generation of Physical Security Technology

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart safe simple™ computing accessories, today announced the extension of its leading ClickSafe physical security technology beyond IT – to protect Point of Sale (POS) devices in retail environments, and to secure plastic card printers used to produce bank cards, drivers’ licenses, ID and building access cards.

Through new partnerships with retail equipment provider Ergonomic Solutions and plastic card printer manufacturer NBS Technologies, Kensington’s ClickSafe anti-theft technology will be integrated into the SpacePole retail mounting system, to ensure physical protection for vulnerable POS or Chip and PIN devices, and into for the NBS Javelin® printer model, a highly-portable plastic card printer.

The Kensington initiatives come at a time when High Street retailers are showing growing concern about fraud resulting from the theft of POS devices, especially those containing customer transaction data. Chip and PIN devices are small and easy to conceal, making them a target for opportunistic theft, and leaving retailers vulnerable to profit loss, while their customers are susceptible to fraud and identity theft.

Meanwhile thieves are also targeting portable plastic card printers to produce fraudulent bank cards, drivers’ licenses, ID and building access cards that are then sold on the black market.

Kensington, which pioneered the development of physical security solutions for mobile IT devices, now  extends the trusted ClickSafe range of physical locks to provide reliable and easy-to-use protection for Chip & PIN machines and card printers. The availability of a Kensington ClickSafe Security Anchor provides the opportunity to physically lock devices, protecting them against theft – but without compromising easy access for the customer.

Mark Crysell, Director of Product Marketing at Ergonomic Solutions, says: “The Kensington brand is synonymous with the toughest physical security available in computer hardware. Our partnership with Kensington enhances Ergonomic Solutions’ commitment to ensuring that SpacePole provides retailers with the safest, most reliable Point of Sale mounting solution in the market.”

Stephen Hoare, Business Development Director at Kensington Europe says: “Building on a 20-year heritage of protecting IT equipment with the world-famous Kensington lock, we are now extending ClickSafe locking technology to a growing range of highly-portable, high-value equipment, such as Chip & PIN machines and portable ID card printers, helping to provide peace of mind and protection against both opportunistic and planned theft.”

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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.