Kensington Security Slot

Description of Kensington Security Slot
– Kensington Laptop Lock is a system consisting of a small, metal-reinforced hole found commonly on small or portable computers and electronics equipment.
– It is also found on laptops, computer monitors, desktop computers, gaming consoles, and video projectors.
– The system includes a metal anchor attached to a rubberized metal cable secured with a key or combination lock.
– The cable has a small loop that allows it to be looped around a permanent object.
– The Kensington slot may be marked with a small icon or may be unlabelled.

Security of Kensington Security Slot
– Kensington locks can discourage opportunistic grab-and-run thefts of equipment from public locations.
– They are not designed to be impervious protection measures.
– The cases are typically made of plastic or thin metal, making it possible to tear the lock out of the equipment.
– The cable can be cut with wire or bolt cutters.
– Successful securing of the cable depends on the availability of a suitable anchoring point.

Alternatives to Kensington Security Slot
– Several manufacturers offer locking mechanisms that do not require a special lock hole.
– These mechanisms attach to popular ports like VGA or printer ports.
– They have special screws to secure the locks in place.
– These alternatives provide similar security features.
– They offer flexibility in securing different types of equipment.

– ‘The Computer Chronicles’ – Notebook Computers (1992) – archived from the original on 2021-12-22.
– ‘Security anchor/tether assemblage for portable articles’ – U.S. Patent 6,081,9746,317,936 and 6,360,405 (Cornelius McDaid, John Ristuccia, Kryptonite Corporation – priority date: 1999-06-21).
– Kensington SAFE Security Ratings – archived from the original on 2011-09-03.
– PA496U: Targus DEFCON® VPKL – Video Port Key Lock – archived from the original on 2009-05-27.
– Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kensington lock.

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