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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Secure Your Mac Mini Reply with quote

Secure Your Mac Mini
Wednesday May 4, 2005

Datamation Systems has unveiled the Mac mini security pad. The device secures and protects your Mac mini without compromising the Mac mini's sleek look and design. Datamation Systems - "Why risk having your wonderful new Mac minis disappear? Protect them with this affordable, easy-to-install maximum security device." Datamation Systems claims the new device is more secure than a slot lock cable because it secures the mini to furniture with a powerful adhesive base with 700 pounds of dynamic sheer strength and or screws. We have no information about pricing or availability at this time.


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be a good idea for school and public libraries to have. I wonder how many schools, libraries have put off purchasing the mini because they were worried about them getting jacked? It's a little harder lugging an eMac out in your bag!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:08 am    Post subject: Even better Reply with quote

You really want to secure your mini??


http://www.macminicolo.net/palmscanner.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

palm scanners will fail if you smoke. presumably nobody at your colo is allowed to smoke Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:23 am    Post subject: Smoking? Reply with quote

bani wrote:
palm scanners will fail if you smoke. presumably nobody at your colo is allowed to smoke Cool


Smoke in the colo...no. <smirk>

One would think such a bug would drive the units out of production altogether. (which has not happened) Are you sure of this?
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it's an IR one yes. smoking constricts blood vessels and changes blood flow, especially in the small veins in the extremities. the overall temperature of the hands and feet drops 6-10 F from smoking one cigarette. this also goofs up facial IR scanners and some retina scans.

some scanners may be less sensitive than others to this, but when they fudge in favor of error, you get chances of false positives.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fugly but yet they were smart enough not to cover up the Apple logo! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: This looks like just what the doctor ordered... Reply with quote

But they don't list a price, which is a REAL bad sign. Institutional hardware that you have to get a quote for tends to be ludicrously expensive (military-contractor scale). Anyone seen a price for this yet?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Even better Reply with quote

jaymenna78734 wrote:
You really want to secure your mini??


http://www.macminicolo.net/palmscanner.html


Uhhh, the back of you hand is NOT your palm. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for securing the mini, BAD for the looks of the mini. That thing is HIDEOUS!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you buy one of those when there is a slot on the bad of the Mini that's designed for security? This slot is used on laptops and such and security devices such as this are designed for it and very cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
Why would you buy one of those when there is a slot on the bad of the Mini that's designed for security? This slot is used on laptops and such and security devices such as this are designed for it and very cheap.

I LIKE the idea of the bracket for computer labs, libraries, etc. The item that you linked to will definitely do the job if someone is around to respond...It alerts on an attempt to steal. However, the bracket can actually PREVENT someone from stealng the device (regardless of whether anyone else is around or not).

The Targus device is a passive device. The bracket is a PREVENTIVE device.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the exact details of the Targus device, but the devices that I was talking about that latch onto the Mini secure it around something; they are just like a bike lock, you run the cable/chain/cord/whatever around a stationary object and you can't move the Mini away from that object.

[url=http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/detail~dpno~48829.asp]This[/url is pretty much what I'm talking about. You can get these for cheaper, I think, so they're cheap and effective, and wouldn't hinder the looks of the Mini since it'd be hidden by all the other cables behind it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still like the idea of the brackets better for computer labs. And as someone who, in a former life, used to have to DEAL with college computer labs (back in my fledgling I.T. days), I speak from experience. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
Why would you buy one of those when there is a slot on the bad of the Mini that's designed for security?

Because there's such things as wire cutters.

Security cables are OK for things that you're going to leave in well travelled areas for a short period of time, but they're not good enough for anything more than that. I wouldn't leave something as small and stealable as a mini unaccompanied in (say) a dorm room with nothing but a Belkin or Targus cable, with or without an integrated alarm.
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