How to lock down a laptop to a table

The following procedure locks down a laptop to a table or other immobile object. It requires 1) a USB flash drive and 2) a neck strap (or similar one), which will be used to fasten to the flash drive one end and ties around a table leg or other immobile object the other end. It is useful when you do not have access to a power outlet.

  1. Fasten the strap to the flash drive. (see photo below)
  2. Fasten the other end of the strap to a table or other immobile object.
  3. Plug in the flash drive into a USB port of a laptop.
  4. Lock the laptop by pressing the Windows logo key and L key together.

When a thief removes the laptop from the table, the laptop will be disconnected from the flash drive and then an alarm will go off.

Tips: Instead of using an ordinary neck strap, a USB extension cable can be used to fasten to a table. An advantage is that when the cable is cut off, the theft alarm will also go off.

Fasten the strap to the USB flash drive

Step1: Fasten the strap to the USB flash drive

Fasten the strap to a table

step2: Fasten the strap to a table

Plug in the USB flash drive into a USB port of a laptop.

Step3: Plug in the USB flash drive into a USB port of a laptop.

 

(Video) Theft alarm demo with flash drive

 

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