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New Kensington® ClickSafe™ Laptop Lock Offers One-Click Ease of Use - There's No Excuse to Leave Laptops Unprotected Ever Again

 

10/11/2010

Simpler, Safer, and Smarter Design of Laptop Protection is Unmatched in Strength

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories, today introduced the Kensington ClickSafe™ Keyed Laptop Lock, a simpler, safer, and smarter new physical computer security standard for mobile professionals. Today's workforce is more mobile than ever before, with laptops a common companion both inside the office and out. Whether a CEO or company intern, working for small and large companies alike, people carry their work and personal data with them wherever they go. And yet, the simple, first layer of protection that a laptop lock offers is still often overlooked by laptop users. Now Kensington - globally recognized creator of the famous Kensington Security Slot built into 99% of laptops, MicroSaver® and ComboSaver® computer locks - has created the newest standard in laptop security. Kensington's ClickSafe lock makes it so easy to lock down a laptop - as easy as buckling and unbuckling a seat belt - that there's no excuse to leave a laptop unsecure ever again.

Laptop computers have extended office work into households, coffee shops and airports, enabling people to "workflex" between their business and personal lives at any time of day or night. As users rely on complex and expensive layers of security software to protect their data assets, a physical computer lock, particularly one that is so easy to use, makes a smart first line of defense. The estimated cost of replacing content along with a stolen laptop itself is an astronomical $49,246 (according to the Ponemon Institute , which conducted a 2009 study on lost laptops and the value of the sensitive business data within them). But users know the cost of time, lost productivity, and inconvenience is even more painful.

Now, ClickSafe protects computers in just one, simple step. The lock simply attaches to a laptop with one easy motion. Kensington's smart made simple philosophy has eliminated the need to first insert a key and then follow multiple steps to engage a lock. There's no learning curve or hassle to use it, so productivity is never compromised. ClickSafe's firm, anti-theft engagement mechanism pairs with cable made from superior carbon strengthened materials to deliver the best security available in a cable-style lock.

"ClickSafe makes locking down a laptop as easy as buckling a seat-belt, so users never have to worry about getting their laptop stolen," said Rob Humphrey, Director, Security Products, Global Business at Kensington. "We have taken smart made simple to a whole new level by simplifying a five-step process into one easy step, without compromising the supreme strength and protection Kensington locks have always offered. It's so quick to use, there's no reason for business users to leave their laptop unprotected ever again."

1Source: "Cost of a Lost Laptop: A Study Conducted by the Ponemon Institute" Created on: Apr 22, 2009, by Josh Hilliker. A copy of the study is available at http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-3076

 


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Kensington ClickSafe™ Keyed Laptop Lock (K64637WW; SRP $49.99)
Protect the computer in a click with the Kensington ClickSafe™ Keyed Laptop Lock. Just one step ensures ultimate physical security - simply attach ClickSafe with a single motion. ClickSafe combines a cable made from superior materials with a tamper-proof disc-style lock to deliver the strongest security available in a cable lock. A master key version is also available: ClickSafe™ Master Access Keyed Laptop Lock (K64639; $49.99).


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Kensington ClickSafe™ Keyed Twin Laptop Lock (K64638WW; SRP $69.99)
Designed for effortless protection of computers, peripherals and your business's most important data. Kensington's ClickSafe™ Keyed Twin Laptop Lock features dual one click lock heads offering 3 rotational degrees of freedom to attach to hardware in a single step. There's no need for employees to insert a key or follow multiple steps. A master key version is also available: ClickSafe™ Master Access Keyed Twin Laptop Lock (K64640; $69.99).

  • Simpler -- Security in one step, the simplified design protects your computer with just one click. So easy to use, you will have no excuse to leave your computer and data unprotected.and your business is protected
  • Safer -- Tamper-proof disk-style lock combined with super-strong high-carbon steel cable provides the strongest physical security on the market. Made with stainless steel and metal-injection molding, ClickSafe is reinforced by 7 x 7 carbon cables. It's is the next generation in computer safety, from the people who brought you the first.
  • Smarter --No need to compromise security, portability or convenience. ClickSafe is designed to fit seamlessly into busy daily routines to deliver unparalleled protection.

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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 nearly 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™. 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. 

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. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com/ or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.