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Targus - DEFCON Coiled Cable Security Lock

Model: PA417UCCLSKU: 8848378

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 407 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but.......

    Posted
    me47
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    Standard Cable locking device for Laptops, BUT it did not fit my HP Pavillion Laptop lock slot! (circa 2017) Tried it on 3 different laptops, and it worked perfectly. (Dell, HP etc) The issue is, I am assuming is when I insert the tab in the slot, it does not fully "seat" and the clearance is too " tight" on the case for the tab to turn 90 degrees to let the dials spin freely? I don't yet have another laptop lock to double check this. I must have have installed 20 cable locks over the years in my IT job and never had this issue. I'm thinking so far it is an laptop issue and not a locking cable issue, but these devices are not theft proof, you can still rip out the lock by a couple of hard tugs and wreaking the case, but in some cases the laptop in fully usable, just not very presentable. There are other ways to defeat these locks, but won't get into this here. Hence the 4 stars, keeps the honest people honest and makes you think do you want to go thru the trouble of stealing this laptop? :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Weak cable. My TV set was stolen.

    Posted
    Darky

    I know these are usually used for laptops, though I had a TV that I didn't want stolen and it had a kensington lock slot on the back. However, the cable is really weak and thin. The thief who stole my TV used a long steak knife and cut through it in a matter of seconds, then walked out the door with my Flat Screen TV. I would have gone with a much thicker cable. This was the only thing the store had in stock when I was asking about kensignton locks. The only pro I would give, is that the wall hook ring looks pretty sturdy and I like the design of it. If you want to ensure your stuff doesn't walk away so easily, find something with a much thicker cable. This product gives the illusion of security. Perhaps go to a hardware store to determine just how thick of cable you would be comfortable with, then search online for a kensignton lock that offers that thickness. If I ever get another TV with a kensignton lock slot, I will definitely by a product with a thicker cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets all expectations

    Posted
    caswell2
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    This was a last minute purchase as I had just dropped off my son for his freshman year at college. We suddenly realized that he had no way to secure his laptop in his dorm room. Learning from a similar experience with his older brother, I quickly located the nearest Best Buy and purchased the same security cable I had for his brother three years earlier. While online purchases are easy and convenient, in this case a brick and mortar store saved the day and perhaps my son's laptop. This laptop security cable and the one I purchased three years ago are meeting all expectations and continue to perform well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks strong to me

    Posted
    Act3297
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    I don't know how much I will end up using it, but this lock is obviously very strong and top of the line. It even comes with a stick and screw anchor point for more permanent applications. I also really like that you can set the code to what ever 4 digit code you want. But before you use this lock, keep in mind that you can break these locks out of computers so even locked don't leave your computer alone in public places such as the library. These locks are mostly made to prevent snatch and grabs as well as provide extra security in semi-private and secure locations such as offices where someone is likely to notice tampering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this cable

    Posted
    CTTXMI
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    Up until I found this coiled Laptop lock cable with combination lock, I was having to use a long basic cable with key. The problem was when I would be working in a conference room or large open room for an extended time, I would need to lock up the laptop. One day, I left the key in my car, and my car was in the shop. So I found this cable that doesn’t take as much room, and I got to set the code for locking/unlocking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Almasty
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    I actually purchased these for my pro audio equipment. I have bought quick a few. I figured it was about time to protect my investment and get locks for them. They are easy to use, but I"m sure if someone really wants to steam what ever they are attached to, it could be possible. On mine I went with a different passcode for each piece of hardware for added security. They are able to attach to my desk without the included hardware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A convenient lock down cable

    Posted
    IAmBruceK
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    To avoid having a laptop disappear at college I got my kid this lock down cable. It needed to be usable yet unobtrusive so that it would not get ignored. This cable meets those criteria. I noticed that it does not get used constantly as sometimes locking and unlocking is just "an annoyance" to college kids. Its hard to tell if that is due to the cable or simply due to college kids not thinking about using it much. For that reason I will not give it top marks. If I ever find out I will update my score.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well; easy to pack

    Posted
    PengangkutBaja
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    Got 2 of these at Best Buy - they were the only laptop locks in stock at the store near us. The combination lock works well, and my wife was able to set the combination easily enough. The coiled cable is easy to pack. I only wonder if the cable is thick enough to foil a cable cutter... Also, there are relatively few secure places to wrap this cord around in most hotel rooms I've seen. It's a deterrent, at least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works but could be longer

    Posted
    1kray1
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    I work in an open cubicle area with a desk top computer but I also have a laptop I need for contracting work so I need to secure it. Since it coils the space I have to thread it around makes it difficult to freely stretch plus it's almost too short for the available beam I have to anchor it around. It would be great if I did not have to wrap,it around a large beam so I would recommend it if you have a good close anchor point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install Cable Lock

    Posted
    InspectorGadget
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    I own 2. I bought them one at a time with other merchandise. I'm considering at least one more for locking my Laptop up in various routinely visited spots. I just wish the cable was 4 times the diameter, so it would be harder to cut with simple Wire Cutters. I own Bolt Cutters, Buzz Saw, and would like to buy a Grinder. I know other people own such tools also. I am honest. Are they?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Work well

    Posted
    JDavenport
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    Works as advertised, I do wish it would fit a little more snug. Coils are strong and wrapped in plastic so it won’t get caught on anything or rub up against your desk and ruin it. Security as needed and even comes with a latch that can be attached to desk or any place with a smooth surface. For the price I paid, you can’t beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not bad for a lock

    Posted
    biggyduetz
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    not bad for a laptop lock... fits kind of loose when in correctly. should have the option to be straight or curled.... i prefer straight since its a laptop and is most likely going to be presented since its going to be locked... all around though its built pretty sturdy and is working good. personally i would make the locks sockets bigger on laptops rather than a little notch in the side of a laptop for the lock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Melwinkie
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    I bought this to lock my computer to the bed rail at the hospital. It worked great. I didn't worry about my computer while I was there recovering from a painful surgery. I wasn't there long but I didn't want anything to happen to my computer. Works far better than the old barrel lock from 15-20 years ago that I couldn't remember the code to I hadn't used it in a long long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective security aid for laptops

    Posted
    wed2n
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    The security cable is an inexpensive way to help secure a laptop from a would-be thief. I believe the cable could be cut with cable cutters but most opportunist thieves would not be so equipped. The lock was easily programmed to a combination of choice and installed. It was also easy to select the combination and remove the lock when desired.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It worked!

    Posted
    Oldbat
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    I was going to be in the hospital for several days and needed to work, so I purchased this lock. I attached it to my bed and while I was in surgery, someone tried to move it and was not able to do so. I also like that I could attach the enclosed bracket at my work and know my laptop would not be growing legs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the security of securing laptop

    Posted
    Sharon
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    Son had a laptop stolen while he was away and roommates had a "party". Now that he has replaced the laptop, it was time to purchase this security lock! He keeps the laptop locked up with this security lock and knows that if he is away, that a "party" attendee won't be able to walk off easily with his laptop again! We use similar locks like this at work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A basic lock assuming your staff is mostly honest

    Posted
    GeekatHeart
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    A basic computer cable lock. It doesn't have the same feel as a Kensington cable lock, which is what I wanted and was willing to pay for, but it was in stock and I needed basic security. That's exactly what it is, basic security. If someone really wants your laptop, this will slow them down, but it won't keep it really secure. For the money and in a pinch, it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coiled Cable Security Lock

    Posted
    Stan13
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    Protect your laptop or desktop with this Targus DEFCON PA417UCCL coiled cable security lock, which features a resettable 4-digit combination code and cut-resistant galvanized steel construction to deter theft.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit

    Posted
    GDUB
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    I have an Alienware laptop where the specs state: "Cable Lock Slot Kensington Security Slot (K-Slot)". So, I purchased this lock as it states that it is compatible with "Cable Lock Connector: Kensington Security Slot (K-Slot)" annnnnd, it does not fit even the the specs say they are compatible. They are not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Mac Book Air

    Posted
    Tess
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    The best buy sales girl recommended this lock for my College student. It seemed like a good idea and good price. However it doesn't fit in the Mac book Air I bought it for. I would ask the sales person to demonstrate any locks before you buy. It does fit the Mac Book Pro I have but again that laptop is about 7 years old and does not require a lock.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend