Keeping Your Laptop Safe

If your notebook is sold in the road, valuable information is lost with that. At times the information, not the pc, is the true target.

A devious thief using private details stored in your notebook’s hard disk like, title, address, date of birth, bank information, along with social security number, may wreak havoc with your own personal financing and credit score.

Some tips to safeguard your computer:

Cable locks

Cable locks must dissuade the casual pilferer. Many notebooks are equipped with a Universal Security Slot (USS) which enables the laptop to be connected to a cable lock. They may be bought cheaply in office supply outlets and computer shops.


Permanently engraving your notebook might look like a drastic step, but marking the outside case of the notebook with your contact number and address, can deter thieves and, even if stolen, raise the prospect of getting the notebook returned to you.

Motion sensors

Equipping your laptop if it’s moved, with a motion sensor alarm which places of a sound. This kind of alarm may make a burglar to discard the notebook. An interesting variation is a small radio transmitter which activates an alarm when a laptop moves over 10-20 feet apart from a receiver stored on your purse, pocket or wallet. This kind of alarm would surely alert the thousands of people annually who only leave their laptops.

The portability of notebook computers is a blessing to thieves and also also to executives. Learning how to secure your laptop will thwart their attempts and maintain your notebook and valuable data secure.

Thousands and thousands of notebook computers are stolen each year, yet only a very small proportion of these laptops are ever recovered! Most laptops are swiped when they’re left unattended in offices, hotel conference rooms, taxi cabs, and public areas such as restaurants and airports.