Birmingham Inventor to Launch Patented Laptop Security Product

Techlok Solutions in Birmingham will soon release a new patented security product called LapLok that can be installed on any laptop, Mac, or tablet to help ensure the device and all data are secure from theft.
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The LapLok systems can be used on any laptop, Mac, or tablet to protect it from theft in public spaces. // Courtesy of Techlok Solutions
The LapLok systems can be used on any laptop, Mac, or tablet to protect it from theft in public spaces. // Courtesy of Techlok Solutions

Techlok Solutions in Birmingham will soon release a new patented security product called LapLok that can be installed on any laptop, Mac, or tablet to help ensure the device and all data are secure from theft.

LapLok is a mobile security solution targeted to the increase in remote working, especially in public areas. With the boost of remote workers — more than 70 percent of American companies employing at least one remote worker — the new product helps protect employees, mobile devices, and proprietary information from theft.

“Modern problems require modern solutions,” says Ryan Angott, president and co-founder of Techlok. “The four secure walls of the office are gone forever in most businesses. With cyber security and data privacy at an all- time high, we saw the need for our secure solution.”

LapLok secures laptops and tablets to tabletops so users can quickly move about while working in a mobile environment such as a shared workspace, a coffee shop, or a restaurant.

The pocket-sized device was developed by Angott. While there are many security products on the market, most of them require a cable lock port, which means they won’t work with around 50 percent of laptops, including Macs, says Angott.

LapLok retrofits to any PC, Mac, or tablet without needing a cable lock port. The device also has a tamper-proof alarm. The LapLok Pro offers integrated smart Bluetooth technology, letting users set the alarm volume and be notified via text if their device is tampered with.

To use the product, a customer first attaches a permanent self-adhesive razor-thin steel strip to the bottom of a laptop or a tablet. When not in use, it folds in and is unobtrusive. The metal piece slips into the LapLok latching port when ready for use.

To lock, consumers can press down on the leverage clamp for an ultra-tight gripping force to the table. The user then sets their 3 or 4-digit pin on the keypad to arm the device.

LapLok is expected to begin pre-launch sales in June with an Indiegogo campaign to raise funding. To learn more, click here.

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