It is possible to safeguard your computer using the Kensington combination laptop lock, which is a locking device. A computer lock is especially beneficial when the computer is used in a public place like a library or other public space. Many laptop computers are equipped with a locking hole, referred to as a Kensington slot, which allows them to be secured using laptop computer locks if they are stolen. After connecting the Kensington combination laptop lock to your computer, you will be unable to transfer the computer to another location until the lock has been disengaged.
How to Unlock a Kensington Combo Laptop Lock
1. Then, pressing and twisting the first of the four numbered dials until the first number in your combination is set on the lock, press the unlock button once more.
2. Repetition of Step 1 with the second, third, and fourth number dials will complete the entry of the remaining numbers in your combination.
3. Press the unlock button repeatedly while turning the lock counterclockwise until it no longer travels any farther.
4. Remove the lock from the Kensington Security Slot on your laptop computer by pulling it out. Do not pull on the lock too forcefully, since this could cause harm to the lock or your computer. Pulling the lockout may be difficult if you experience resistance. If this occurs, press in on the lock button again and turn counterclockwise to ensure the lock was completely twisted.
How to Use a Laptop Lock
Because of their portability, laptops are more convenient than traditional desktop computers, but they are also more vulnerable to theft. Safe ware Insurance Group estimates that almost 400,000 laptop computers are stolen in the United States each year.
Laptop locks are a simple and low-cost solution to keep your laptop safe when you’re working on it in a public area. Locks are available in key and combination forms, and can be purchased for as little as $20 online or in a computer-supply store.
1. Check the side or back of your computer to see if it has a Universal Security Slot to determine whether your laptop is compatible with a laptop lock before purchasing one (USS). USS stands for Universal Serial Bus, and it is a round hole on the side of your laptop, though it may also be found on the back of some models. Near the hole on most laptop models is a little image of a lock measuring around 1/3 inch in size. In accordance with estimations from SecurityFocus.com, around 80 percent of PC and Mac-based laptops now on the market feature a Universal Security Slot. If you are unsure whether your laptop is equipped with a USS, you should contact the manufacturer.
2. Remove your laptop lock from its packing and cut the twist knot that is wrapped around the cord.
3. The security cord should be attached to a stationary object by wrapping it around a narrow part of the object and inserting the lock through the looped end of the cable. A heavy table or desk leg will serve you well in this situation. Make certain that the stationary object you choose is heavy enough so that a burglar will not be able to quickly lift it in order to remove the security cable from its location.
4. In order to hear a click, you must press the head of the laptop lock firmly into the Universal Security Slot (USS). The majority of laptop locks, regardless of whether they utilize a key or a combination to unlock, will be inserted in this fashion. Without entering the combination or using the key that came with your lock, you will be unable to remove the lock from the USS once it has been installed.
5. Using the key or the combination, unlock the lock and take it with you. A laptop lock that is key-based should be opened by inserting the key straight into the back of the laptop lock and twisting it. This will unlock the lock and allow you to uninstall it from your computer without having to reinstall it. Setting the combination on a combination-based lock is as simple as turning each wheel until the correct number appears on the lock’s face. The majority of laptop locks that use a combination require four numbers.