Browse Prior Art Database

Compact Security Lock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036853D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a compact high-security lock that would be customer interchangeable without the use of tools and would not distract from the original footprint.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Compact Security Lock

Disclosed is a compact high-security lock that would be customer interchangeable without the use of tools and would not distract from the original footprint.

Previously, bulkiness of high-security locks restricted a compact design of PCs. Although adding a security lock to an existing PC is not new, bulkiness of the lock distracted from the original footprint. These locks were also customer installed but the use of tools and disassembly was necessary. The described arrangement for mounting of a high-security lock offers an economical high- security lock that is easily installed without tools.

The shell 1 of the lock is incorporated into the mounting upgrading hardware
2. Whereas, the cost of the shell of the lock is eliminated. This compactness allows mounting of the lock directly to hardware 2 that is identical to hardware bezels that do not have locks floppy drive and blank bytes. When a high-security lock is desired on a PC, the present floppy drive or blank bezel is snapped out and the security lock bezel assembly 2 is snapped in. It should also be noted that visibility of symbols, indicator light 3 and access to the lock is directly in front of the operator. Also, a high-security lock is obtainable without purchase of a hardfile.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 3 pictures or other non-text objects]