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Best Laptop Locks for PCs in 2022

Adding a physical lock and cable is a great way to help to prevent your laptop from being stolen. The lock you need for your laptop depends on if it has a security slot or not. If your laptop has a lock slot, it will work with many T-bolt configurations. If it doesn't have a lock slot, then you'll need to get a lock that attaches to your laptop another way, such as with an adhesive. While no lock is perfect, these laptop locks will help deter potential thieves. Many thieves take things that are convenient and easy to grab. If you have a lock on your device, they're less able and likely to grab it and run.

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Locks are an excellent addition to your laptop if you often use it at an office or need a way to secure your device in an area people may pass by. While no laptop lock will protect your laptop from a thief with enough tools, having a lock bolted to your device provides a deterrent for would-be thieves.

If your laptop has a Kensington lock slot and you want extra security, the Kensington Combination Cable Lock (opens in new tab) is a good option. It provides the convenience of a combination lock, so you don't have to carry a key everywhere. If your device doesn't have a security slot, you should look at The Blade (opens in new tab). The Blade attaches with adhesive so it can work with a much wider selection of devices. It is a more permanent addition to your device, but it's a versatile option that can work with almost any PC.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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