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Targus - DEFCON Coiled Cable Security Lock

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.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (323 out of 360)

    Features


    Resettable 4-digit combination code

    With up to 10,000 possible combination options helps keep your computer secure.

    Includes a base plate

    For added security.

    Compatible with most laptops and desktops

    For use with your existing computer. The lock easily attaches via your computer's lock slot.

    Cut-resistant galvanized steel construction

    Creates a durable design.

    6' length

    Allows flexible placement.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 360 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great but.......

      Posted
      me47
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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: 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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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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: 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



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