My school has a boatload of Macbooks deployed in classrooms. They are currently secured via Kensington locks, but the deterrent value of these locks is less than I'd hoped. (Plus, the Kensington hole on the Macbooks is WEAK, but anyway...) We are losing too many to theft recently.
I really don't want to resort to something like this bolt-down prison-looking device
--I'd rather retain the relative freedom of a tether-type lock--but I will if I have to.
But might the Spyder lock be what I'm looking for? For the record, I don't think our thieves will DESTROY the computer to get it, and I don't think they will bring in heavy-duty bolt cutters to chop the tethers, so I'm really mainly concerned with the strength and security of the bracket.
Also, I don't mind that it blocks ports.
Other ideas welcome, including alarms and whatnot.