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Kensington Security Solutions

From the invention of the first computer cable lock, to biometrics and electronic locking, Kensington will keep your devices and information right where they belong.

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Why Kensington for Physical Device Security

To us, security is about more than saving your physical device from theft - it's also about saving data from falling into the wrong hands - which could be far more costly than simply replacing the device. That’s why our innovative security solutions are durable, easy to use and compatible with 90% of business devices. 

Below is a breakdown of what sets our locks apart from the rest, providing you with the industry-leading solutions you’ve come to expect from the pioneer in physical device protection.

  • Carbon Steel Protection
  • Comprehensive Security Solutions
  • Kensington Common Keying System
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Carbon Steel Protection

We use materials that set the standard in preventing cutting attempts, with the flexibility to anchor our cable locks to a desk, table or other attachment point. All while safeguarding anchor points from scuffs or damage, thanks to our protective overmolding.

  • Standard cable diameter: 4.4~5.0mm 7 x 7 or 7 x 19 construction
  • Desktop peripherals kit cable diameter: 6.5mm 7 x 7 construction
  • Ultra cable diameter: 8mm 6 x 7 x 3 x 7 construction
  • Coiled cable diameter: 3.5mm 7 x 7 construction


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Comprehensive Security Solutions

As the pioneer of physical device protection, we have never stopped innovating. Today, we offer custom and standard solutions, providing businesses and consumers easy to deploy options to secure valuable assets.

  • Custom Keyed (Master Keyed, Single Keyed, Like Keyed, Keyed Different)
  • Proprietary Algorithms prevent cross duplication of keys
  • Combination locks offer 10,000 possible combinations


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Kensington Common Keying System

Kensington’s 5mm Common Keying System enables businesses to leverage a single tubular keying solution for securely managing all of their Kensington locks. The keying system is so small, it makes it even harder for people trying to pick it. But for those who try, our patented Hidden Pin™ technology is designed to defend against common picking techniques, thwarting attempts to pick the lock.

  • 5mm Kensington Common Keying System
  • Patented Hidden Pin Technology (7 pins plus one “hidden” pin)
  • Tubular keying
  • 90-degree key rotation to unlock


Decades of Security Slot and Lock Leadership

Ever since we invented the laptop lock more than 30 years ago, more people trust Kensington to secure their electronics than any other brand. In fact, we've sold enough locks and cables to circle the globe twice. To us, security is about more than saving your physical device from theft - it's also about saving data from falling into the wrong hands - which could be far more costly than simply replacing the device. That's why our security solutions are robust, innovative and easy to use.

History of Locking with Kensington Diagram



Traditional Locks

  • Keyed Locks
  • Combination Locks
  • Desktop Locks
  • Portable Locks
  • Lock and Anchor Points

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Next-Generation Hardware Security

  • Thin and Light Laptop Locks
  • Surface Locks
  • Biometric Security
  • Portable Locks
  • USB Port Locks

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Industry Solutions

  • Device Charge & Sync Cabinets
  • Tablet/POS Stands & Enclosures

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Custom Keyed Solutions

Custom solutions include Master Keyed, Single Keyed and Like Keyed options.




Combination Lock Solutions

Standard solutions include Keyed Different locks; as well as Serialised and Resettable combination locks.


Resettable combination locks offer up to 10,000 possible combination codes that can be selected by the user, making the codes more personalised and easily remembered.


Serialised combination locks, a convenient solution for large lock deployments, are supplied with a serial number etched on the lock head (similar to serialised keyed locks), along with a preset combination code printed on a sticker that is included in the packaging.


Security that can't be beaten.

With a combination of precision engineering, quality materials (including aircraft-grade carbon steel) and device compatibility, Kensington is proud to be a market leader in security solutions.


Strength in Testing

At Kensington we believe in pushing our products to the limits, not only to ensure they meet industry standards but also that they exceed our own expectations. Below are some of the tests we perform to ensure you receive the very best security products.



  • Extreme heat and cold
  • Salt spray (for age resistance against rust)



  • Drop
  • Structural vibration
  • Impact



  • Drop/impact
  • Vibration
  • Humidity



  • Pull
  • Tension
  • Shear/cut
  • Lock picking
  • Bumping
  • Incorrect key protection


Endurance and Stress

  • Cable and lock tip rotation
  • Repetitive lock attachment/detachment
  • Key torque strength
  • Cylinder lock strength
  • Button compression
  • Combination torque
  • Plunger/screw torque



  • Fit/function (down to the component level)
  • Detailed finished goods inspections
  • ISO 9001 facilities
  • Six Sigma methodology
  • Engineered and designed in San Mateo, California
  • Five-year no-hassle warranty


Register & Retrieve™

Kensington’s complimentary online key and combination registration program that allows for quick, secure, and easy replacement if a key is ever lost or stolen; and easy combination retrieval if a code is ever forgotten or misplaced.

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Our commitment to SAFE — Secure Accessible Foundational Excellence

The culmination of our craft has led to the development of Premium SAFE security solutions. Products with this designation have been independently verified to exceed market standards, placing them in a league of their own. When you desire the best, Premium SAFE is the answer.


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