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Computer Security Lock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059930D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Freeborn, G Wing, KA [+details]

Abstract

A lock assembly is described which attaches to a computer or other electrical equipment to disable the power switch to prevent unauthorized use. A molded housing 10, shown in Fig. 1, is fabricated from high impact plastic and has a tab 11 which allows a hinged door to be locked only when the power switch is in the "off" position. A tab 12 is positioned to prevent horizontal movement of the lock assembly after it is attached to the computer. Tabs 13 are molded in the housing to facilitate attachment of the units between the computer cover opening and power switch housing. A skirt 14 provides coverage to the computer housing assembly screws and renders them inaccessible. Fig. 2, a front view of the housing, shows the molded door 15 and the location of the snap-action lock 16.