Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Rachui, RA: AUTHOR [+1]
Described is an arrangement which provides an economical, reliable and easily installed physical security for a portable and/or desktop device.
an arrangement which provides an economical,
reliable and easily installed physical security for a portable and/or
arrangement consists of a vinyl clad cable 1, two
(identical) brackets 4, and a commercial lock 8.
rectangular-shaped opening 5 is provided in the rear panel 9
of the device 3. Assembly to the rear panel is by having the curved
edge 6 of the brackets together and in a vertical position (see
figure), with the curved edges 6 being placed through the rectangular
opening 5 of the rear panel. The brackets are than pivoted toward
each other, the top down and the bottom up.
A space 10 is
created between the brackets 4 after pivoting.
The vinyl clad cable 1, having a closed loop 2,7 on each end,
provides the tether to a permanent structure. After wrapping the
cable around a permanent structure (not shown), one loop 2 is passed
over the other loop 7, creating a closed circumference around the
permanent structure. The loose loop 7 is placed in the space 10
created by the assembled brackets 4. A commercially available
padlock 8 is passed through the cable loop 7 and hole 11 provided in
each bracket. Thus the device 3 becomes physically secured to a
This arrangement has a number of
1. Lock arrangement may be added or removed without opening the
2. A unique economical, simple and reliable method.