Guardian Laptop Cable Lock

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Laptop Cable Lock

Part# CSP-820-E-0X-0G

This easy to install kit comes stock with everything you need to secure your laptop 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

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The Trusted Name in Computer Locks

Proven Laptop Protection

Guardian locks are the security solution trusted by top universities, fortune 500 corporations, and government agencies to keep valuable laptops safe and secure.

Guardian lock securing a laptop
kit contents of Guardian Laptop Cable Lock

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.

Easy to Install and Manage

The built-in scissor clip makes it easy to install the lock into the standard security slot on your laptop. 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.

Guardian lock securing laptop to a desk
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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.

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glue-on fastener with Guardian Lock securing a computer monitor
If you don't have a good anchor point, you can use this composite rectangular glue-on attachment on a frequently used desk (this is a permanent attachment). Can be used on plastic, wood or metal. Enough adhesive will be supplied to secure the number of attachments ordered.


Master Key
Master key for CSP Guardian Series MK locks
If you selected the Supervisor-Override Access (master-keyed) key option, your 1st order of 10 or more locks will come with 1 free Master Key. You may order additional master keys here, but we do suggest limiting the number of people having complete access to your computer systems.
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The Guardian Laptop Cable Lock kit includes the following components:
820 style Guardian lock head

Guardian 820 Series Keyed Lock

The Guardian 820 style lock has a scissor clip built right into the lock to fit into a standard security slot. This lock is perfect for situations where you need to unlock the equipment often and want the convenience of a one piece lock.

Lock Style: Keyed lock
Lock Feature: Built in scissor clip
Lock Finish: Chrome

Economy security cable used with Guardian locks

Security Cable

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 18" thick, heavy duty, aircraft cable and coated with vinyl for a 316" finished diameter. This economy version (E) is for lower risk areas, or where budget is the primary concern.

Cable Length: 72"
Cable Diameter with Vinyl Coating: 316"
Cable Color: Smoky (dark gray)

keys for the Guardian locks

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 (800) 466-7636 and we will guide you to the option that is right for you.

Learn more about keying options here.

You can secure your laptop in two easy steps:
Guardian lock kit looped through desk data hole

Step one: Anchor the security cable

Determining an anchor point for the security cable is a critical step to ensure your laptop 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 canít 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.

location of laptop security slot

Step two: Attach the lock to the security slot of your laptop

Security slots are generally located on the side or rear of most laptops. Once located, insert the scissor clip end of the lock into the security slot and press the button to lock it to the laptop. To release the lock from the laptop, insert the key and turn to the right. As a bonus, if you need to secure multiple pieces of equipment, you can remove the lock from the cable by turning the key to the left.

To learn more about Guardian locks, watch this helpful video.