Desktop Cable Lock
This easy to install kit comes stock with everything you need to secure your desktop computer from theft. The keyed lock, with multiple keying options, makes it the right choice for corporate, educational, and government agencies.
Have specific security needs? Customize your kit.
Have Questions? Call 800-466-7636
Proven Computer Protection
Guardian locks are the security solution trusted by top universities, fortune 500 corporations, and government agencies to keep valuable computers safe and secure.
Delivering a More Robust Level of Security
Guardian locks have been designed with improved pick resistance and more available key numbers. For increased security you have the choice to have your lock keyed-alike, keyed-different, master-keyed, and even request grand master-keyed at no upcharge.
Secure multiple pieces of equipment with one lock
The scissor clip and glue-on attachment included in the kit allow you to secure multiple items. Key numbers can be matched to other kits in this product line with different options and security levels. Manufacturing improvements allow for custom key options in a few days, not a few months.
Built in the U.S.A. and Made to Last
Guardian products are proudly built in the USA! We create products that offer the highest level of security 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Below are some accessories that can be added to the lock kit. If you are looking to modify what is in the kit, you can click here to customize your kit. instead.
Guardian 810 Series Keyed Lock
The Guardian 810 style lock is the preferred method for desktop computers. This lock uses external fasteners instead of a built in scissor clip (like the 820 lock style does), because most desktop equipment doesn’t need to be locked and unlocked often.
Lock Style: Keyed lock
Lock Finish: Chrome
Our tough, durable 6’ steel security cable is strong enough to provide reliable protection but light and flexible enough to make it the perfect cable for laptop security. It’s made from 5⁄32” thick, heavy duty, aircraft cable and coated with black vinyl for a 1⁄4” finished diameter.
Cable Length: 72”
Cable Diameter with Black Vinyl Coating: 1⁄4”
Cable Color: Black
The Scissor Clip is designed to fit into the existing security slot located in most desktops and flat screen monitors.
Rectangular glue-on attachment
This fastener can be used on any equipment you need secured that DOES NOT have a built in security slot. You can also use this as an anchor point to attach the cable to a desk or other immovable object. This composite fastener permanently adheres using a commercial strength adhesive. Can be used on plastic, wood, or metal.
Guardian Series Keys
There are several keyed options for you to choose from, and each kit comes with 2 keys unless otherwise specified for the key option chosen. The key type you choose depends on access requirements and organizational needs.
SUPERVISOR-ONLY ACCESS (keyed-alike): The same key can open all locks. Good choice if only a couple of people need access to the locks, such as a computer lab, or stationary desktops or laptops.
SUPERVISOR-OVERRIDE ACCESS (master-keyed): Each lock can be opened by its own individual key, but there is one “master” key that opens all locks. Ideal for administrative or technical support access.
KA UNDER MASTER (KAMK): This combines the first two options above, allowing for multiple groups of KA locks under one Master key.
INDIVIDUAL ACCESS (KD): Each lock is opened by its own unique key. Great for personal use or where mandated by security laws.
SPECIAL (Grand Master, Reserved, etc): There are many combinations of the above options for larger organizations, such as separate Master Key systems for each campus and one Grand Master key to open them all.
Have a question about key options? Call 1-800-466-7636 and we will guide you to the option that is right for you.
Learn more about keying options here.
Step one: Anchor the security cable
Determining an anchor point for the security cable is a critical step to ensure your computer is secure. The most common anchor points are through the data hole in a desk, around a table leg with a cross brace so it can’t be slipped off, or attached to a nearby immovable object. If these options are not available, you can use an accessory like a glue on attachment as a permanent anchor point.
Step two: Secure the cable to your computer and monitor.
Most desktop computers and monitors come with security slots to attach a scissor clip, or openings to run the security cable through. Alternatively, you can use the glue on attachment included in your kit to create a permanent connection point on any device. Determine the options available to you before proceeding.
View examples of how you can secure your computer and monitor to the cable.
Step three: Connect the lock to the security cable
Run the cable through all the openings or fasteners as determined in Step 2. After the last fastener, snap the lock onto the cable to prevent it from being pulled back through. Your equipment is now secure! To release the lock form the cable, insert the key and turn to the left.
To learn more about Guardian locks, watch this helpful video.