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Security Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109914D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The following describes an arrangement which provides physical security of a device, restricts internal device tampering, and external tampering of an address switch. (Image Omitted)

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Security Bracket

      The following describes an arrangement which provides physical
security of a device, restricts internal device tampering, and
external tampering of an address switch.

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      The arrangement consists of a bracket, a commercial lock, and a
tether.  The bracket (1) is of a U shape and having three holes.  An
anchor screw (2) passes through a clearance hole in the bracket (1)
as attachment of the rear panel (3) to the top cover (4) is achieved.
A commercial lock (6) is passed through the aligned holes (5) in the
bracket (1).  A tether (7) is looped around a permanent structure
(not shown) and through the link of the commercial lock (6) prior to
being secured.  When secured, the locking link of the commercial lock
covers the anchor screw (2), preventing removal of said screw
required for opening of the device.  The tether is anchored around a
permanent structure and secured to the device which provides the
physical security.  The body (8) of the lock covers the address
switch opening (9) common to external boxes, thereby preventing
external tampering of the address switch.  Rotation or pivoting of
the lock is prevented by the overhang of the top cover (4) over the
rear panel (3).

      In conclusion, a single bracket with a commercial lock and
tether provides an economic physical security while restricting
external tampering.

      Disclosed anonymously.