Smartphones. Laptops. Desktops. Tablets. Smart TVs. Routers.
Our homes are filled with a lot of gadgets.
And, unfortunately, there are a lot of people who would love to get their hands on this technology so they can sell it on the black market or use it to gain access to our sensitive information. While most of us protect our technology by installing anti-virus programs and being careful online, very few of us take any steps to secure our actual devices. However, a 24/7 Boston locksmith can help you with this, giving you ways to secure your gadgets.
Is it worth the cost? Definitely. Locksmith services are actually quite affordable, and they are certainly cheaper than replacing your device or bouncing back from whatever damage a thief could do after getting ahold of your information. Below are some of the ways your local locksmith can help you protect your gadgets.
While most of us do take our devices on-the-go with us, we always bring them home at the end of the day. This means that you need to take steps to secure you gadgets within your home. There are a few ways that your local locksmith can help you with this.
File Cabinets and Safes
The easiest way to keep someone from taking your device is to put it up where they cannot get to it. For certain items, this isn’t possible. For example, you aren’t going to lock up your TV every night. But for items such as tablets and laptops, this is a good way to go. The hardest part is just remembering to put them away as part of your nightly routine.
Locking bolts can only be undone using special tools. If you are looking to protect an items such as a computer monitor or a smart TV, you can wall mount the item using these locking bolts. Could a thief get around these? Sure, if they come prepared and are willing to take their time. Which essentially means that no, a thief isn’t going to get around these.
For smaller gadgets, lock boxes can help to deter thieves. Yes, lockboxes can be walked away with, but most thieves aren’t looking for difficult targets. If you keep items locked inside and the box tucked away, it could very well be left behind. At the very least, you are making the process more difficult for them, giving you the chance to remotely wipe the device before they can get your information.
On the Go
Almost all of us travel with at least one device, but many of us are on the go with multiple devices. For example, a typical office worker could have two phones—one for work and one for home—as well as a laptop for their desk and a tablet for meetings. Below are some solutions your locksmith can offer you to help you protect your devices outside of your home or business.
The easiest way for a thief to get your gadgets when traveling is just to take your bag. However, many thieves do not like this option as it is too obvious. Instead, they prefer to slip their hand into the bag and take the easiest device to run off with. Luggage locks stop these individuals from getting your device.
Many locksmiths sell special cases that lock when closed, similar to a briefcase. This allows you to keep everything more secure while still giving you fairly easy access.