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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.
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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
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
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