Third-Party Security Lock for New Mac Pro Announced

Monday January 27, 2014 9:32 AM PST by Jordan Golson
Apple's new Mac Pro is immaculately designed to waste as little space as possible, but for a multi-thousand dollar machine, many businesses and schools will look for a way to secure the machine so it isn't easily stolen.

Some owners have built custom locking systems, while Apple uses an ethernet-based security cable at its Apple Retail Stores that doesn't actually lock the device, but it does set off an alarm if someone tries to steal it.

For those uninterested in the "do-it-yourself" look, MacLocks.com has created a new security bracket that tucks inside the edges of the rear access panel, around the power cord, adding a more permanent security solution to the Mac Pro.

Mac Pro Lock
The new Mac Pro Lock Bracket with Security Cable Lock fits comfortably underneath the cylinder lid to offer complete protection of the device and its hardware components. By designing the Mac Pro Lock to fit the curvature of the new Mac Pro and the bracket plate to sit securely over the power cable the lid is now doubly locked into place. The bracket plate has an extended lip that will allow you to attach the included Security Cable Lock ensuring your Mac Pro workstation and all its impressive (and expensive) hardware are not going anywhere.
The Mac Pro Lock Security Bracket is available for preorder from MacLocks.com for $90. The company estimates it will ship by late February.

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10 months ago
I'm very surprised that there isn't a security slot on the device, I never noticed before. (I don't claim to be an engineer, but) wouldn't something like that have been a fairly important thing to add in the first place?
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
The handles/weight of the 2006-2012 MacPro was it's own theft deterrent :D
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

I'd imagine having to unplug all of the accessories would put a potential thief off just as much ;). And what school owns a Mac Pro?


Full Sail
Yale
RH School of design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
School of Visual Arts, NY
Pratt Institue

Just a few great schools.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

Why didn't they make it black?

Visual deterrent as well as a physical one.

As an owner, you wouldn't want some opportunistic thief even failing in an attempt to make off with your tethered precious cylinder in case they caused it damage in the process.

This says "don't even THINK about it buddy!"
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
Why didn't they make it black?
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
It has to be black or it looks stupid. It is a minimal design though and is cheap compared to coat of product.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

It really doesn't have a lock slot built in? That's ridiculous!


Which new Macs do?
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago

Which new Macs do?


iMacs do, that appears to be the only ones now.
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago
Who cares if it's not black, it's not like you won't have at least one other non black usb or thunderbolt cable plugged into the back.

If I wanted to protect a mac pro, I'd just attach a secure cage to my desk, along these lines but customized to be awesome. http://www.ukeducationalfurniture.co.uk/uploads/prod_large_129_1.jpg
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago
I thought the security feature was that it looks like your trash can.
Rating: 1 Votes

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