Any lobbyist who accidentally leaves his laptop on his desk during a committee break knows the horror. What communications can someone steal just by grabbing a machine?
Techlok Solution CES Debuting an anti-theft device that might help ease that anxiety.of wrap rock Anyone can attach their laptop computer to any table (or armrest) using the pocket-sized anti-theft device. A combination lock and alarm system adds extra security in case someone takes too long trying to break your computer.
Ryan Angottthe president of Rap Rock said this is important as the world becomes the new office location for many professionals.
“Every 53 seconds, someone is the victim of a laptop theft,” he said.
Meetings now happen as often in the corner of a Starbucks or on the tabletop of an Andrews as on the walls of a proper office, so there’s no longer a single environment for people in the process to shop. Angott says that changing work patterns is why convenient and portable security systems are now important.
“Work from anywhere is on the rise. Airports, cafes and shared workspaces are all hotbeds for laptop theft,” he said. “LapLok was designed to act as a pocket-sized security guard. With LapLok, users feel calm and confident, knowing that their device and data won’t go anywhere. You can work with it.
The entrepreneur raised funds through an Indiegogo campaign. demo video on the device. Users permanently attach a flat, rotatable arm to the back of their laptop to provide a contact point between their computer and device. The LapLok itself is then secured to the edge of the workspace and then to a fixed arm.
When the user is ready to move the computer, the LapLok must be removed from the machine by pressing a three-key combination. If someone spends a long time trying to remove a computer without it, eventually he will get a 100 decibel alarm going off.
and follow up videoAngott shows, for example, that the arm can be removed with a butter knife if the user needs to return the company’s computer to the employer. Thieves stress that this technique cannot be used, and in most cases the arm is placed between the computer and the work surface.
This invention would prove particularly useful to those wandering the labyrinths of the Florida State Capitol during sessions. But it’s also useful for people who do business at major conferences or who frequently travel between Tallahassee, WA and their home districts.
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