How to physically secure a Mac (à la Kensington Security Slot)

Contributor II

We need to physically secure laptops if we leave them overnight in the office. That means they need to be locked in a drawer, or using a cable lock.

So I'm looking for some way to attach a cable lock to the 2016 and 2017 MacBooks Pro.

The only one I can find is called Ledge.

Does anyone have any experience with Ledge, or any other products? Any models you favor (or recommend against)?


Contributor II

I have used this:

Valued Contributor

We use the Ledge. It works fine for our purposes; removable with effort, but a deterrent nonetheless. Most importantly, it addresses the auditors' needs to have workstations physically secured without having to glue all kinds of stuff to our laptops.

New Contributor II

Ditto for and their products. If you are talking about touchbar machines, their solution for that model is nice and small and unobtrusive. They also make a nice case that is notched for the little space the lock takes up.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor


For the new MacBook Pro's with TouchBar we use;
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Thijs -

Contributor II

Thanks to @Cornoir , @bvrooman , @RandyTanenhaus , and @txhaflaire .

I like the cosmetics of the Blade -- the fact that it's hidden from view when not in use. But I'm not a fan of gluing things to laptops.

So I'm going to go with the Ledge. It's also visible, but looks reasonably inconspicuous, and I like the optional notched case (for $5 more).