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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, the idea that the workplace is a safe place settles in, and 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 computer and laptop security protection are available from The Connectivity Center make searching further unnecessary.
Why Smart Keeper Computer and Laptop Security Protection is Important
The Smart Keeper line of devices for physically protecting your vital data and information systems have earned their place at the top of the chart for enterprises and operations that recognize the existential threat of hacking, contaminating, or introducing malware by invading the devices themselves through ports and connectors. In fact, the Smart Keeper locks for data system ports and connectors are solidly and efficiently designed to do just that, and The Connectivity Center has become recognized as the best source for these measures because of its capacity and foresight, as well as the vast experience accumulated there, at the junction between data systems and the outside world.
This experience is what led to better answers in Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection. Let’s have a closer look at two of the devices that can keep your computers from walking away.
Smart Keeper PC Locks for Desktops and Laptops
As far as we know, nobody ever walked out of an office carrying a mainframe computer. The Connectivity Center was already vitally involved in the data interface industry then, and so we’ve been present for the rapid evolution to decentralization, servers, personal computing, laptops, and the cloud. During this journey, the insight for technology and the empathy for effective user interface 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.
On the most basic level, one approach to Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection could start with locking the desktop computer by using the existing desktop panel screw. The Smart Keeper PC lock effectively prevents desktop access. Users remove the screw on the desktop panel, attach the Smart Keeper PC lock receiver section, and reinsert the screw. With the device in place, you can lock the desktop using your choice of a key or a combination you can customize to your own specifications. With unauthorized access thus denied, you can tether the desktop to a permanent fixture, using the cable that is included with your Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection kit.
For the laptops so common in today’s workplace, even at fixed workstations, The Connectivity Center offers Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection in the form of the Smart Keeper laptop lock and tether cable. The laptop lock brings with it the added advantage of blocking a USB port while it does its job of securing the laptop itself from theft.
Secured with a four-digit combination you can set to your own specifications, the laptop can be tethered to a fixed office feature, and it cannot be removed without critically damaging the USB port to which it is connected. Vast experience shows that thieves will go where it is easier, when faced with a time-consuming and destructive obstacle such as this one.
Securing the Perimeter, Too
The Connectivity Center’s full line of Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection provides powerful options for keeping your computers in your workplace, yet it goes exponentially further than that, too. The Connectivity Center also offers a suite of network security protection devices that protect computers and networks from viruses and malware that can enter through a computer’s open and unprotected USB ports.
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.
This workstation system, with the Smart Keeper Link Lock Hub at its core, is just one example of the practical versatility you’ll find at The Connectivity Center. We keep your own needs and applications in mind when we devise our system of Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection, whether protecting the data access points on your computers or the physical computers themselves.
Taking a Proactive Approach
Today, 28% of companies rely exclusively on insurance for their data and information security, according to Volume 7 of AT&T Cybersecurity Insights. Many corporate executives are so overwhelmed by the scale and variety of threats that they decided long ago to forego a proactive security approach. The days, of course, when the threats to data and information systems security could be dismissed, or even postponed, are over. Thankfully, Smart Keeper computer and laptop security protection is available from The Connectivity Center, and it is just one piece of the comprehensive array of devices we offer for securing the physical sector of your cybersecurity perimeter.
Let’s get acquainted and go to work.
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