Even the smartest team members can overestimate how secure their workspace really is. Experience shows that when it comes to their own office, cubicle, or desk, safety from outright computer theft is very often overlooked. Being so accustomed to spending much of their own day there, team members imagine that the area is always secure. Surrounded by known associates, people forget the long, dark nights – and even the high-traffic lunch breaks – that invite thieves to go electronics shopping for free.

Marking and registering office property for police reporting is an extremely limited security measure, and it only becomes useful when an item is stolen. The marking itself is intended to be a deterrent, but there are no real data to support that, and recovery rates are only about 15% once a marked and registered item is stolen.

Obviously, it’s a better idea to prevent office computer theft in the first place, but why are proactive measures for accomplishing that so rarely implemented? One reason is that anti-theft devices are sometimes mistakenly seen as eroding efficiency or impairing intra-office communication and workflow. In fairness, the options for deterring theft effectively while promoting the workflow itself have been limited until now. Today, Smart Keeper protection is available from The Connectivity Center make searching further unnecessary.

Experience Indeed Was the Teacher

As far as we know, nobody ever walked out of an office carrying a mainframe computer. Yet, the Connectivity Center was already vitally involved in providing security to the data interface industry even then. We’ve been present all through the rapid continuum of decentralization to servers, personal computing, laptops, and the cloud. During this journey, we grounded all our data and information system security devices in firsthand observation and experience. All this experience came to bear on our offerings among the Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection devices available to you today.

At the core of this system is the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub, configured as a secure nexus for the components and peripherals that populate a typical work station. The hub houses a secured, four-port USB connection within a discreet, elegant case that doubles as the shield for your connections, permitting only authorized access. In a workstation environment, the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub is typically connected to the station’s CPU with a Smart Keeper Link Lock that prevents it from being disconnected – or another USB connection inserted – except by authorized supervision.

The hub is secured using a Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Professional in conjunction with a Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key. The Professional Series key comprises an ergonomic, retractable housing with anti-static rubber grip, LED light for low visibility work areas, and dual-retractors – main and peripheral – for reaching port locks in confined spaces. The key patterns are strictly controlled, yet you can order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure.

Even better, these security devices can be had for a few bucks, not hundreds or tens of thousands of dollars. It is likely the most cost-effective solution on the market today for protecting not only your data, but also you computers, laptops, and network.