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NotePC key lock with picking detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014051D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is method to prevent stealing notePC by a key lock including notePC with picking recognition.

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NotePC key lock with picking detection

Disclosed is method to prevent stealing notePC by a key lock including notePC with picking recognition.

The major method to prevent stealing notePC is a chain lock but it requires place to connect to the chain,

it is sometimes difficult to fund it in meeting room and out of user's place.

Instead of the chain lock, the stealing is prevented by a key lock which keeps notePC LCD closed. During a key locked, notePC can not be accessed and boot up. The locked NotePC hold back from stealing due to the later troublesome.

Furthermore a electrical signal line is embedded to the key lock, system can detect the connection. At system power on, if POST recognizes the disconnection, POST hold the system as the same manner of EEPROM error. The signal embedding method depends on the key mechanical structure considering how to pick the key lock.

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