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Photos: Stop thief! A look at iPhone 4 and iPad 2 locks

How to stop your tablet going walkabout...
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By Shelley Portet on
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Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 lock

How to stop your tablet going walkabout...

Since the launch a year and a half ago of Apple's iPad, a whole ecosystem has sprung up providing accessories for the tablet - including extras for securing the device from thieves.

With more businesses investing in tablets, the theft of an iPad can mean the loss of sensitive data, as well as disruption to productivity and the need for extra spending.

Accessories and peripherals maker Kensington has today made its first foray into locking systems for the iPad, with the launch of its SecureBack case and the Kensington ClickSafe lock, pictured above.

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Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 lock

The laptop lock is secured to the case by attaching the lock to the built in ClickSafe anchor, shown above.

Once the ClickSafe lock is attached to the anchor, the case can only be removed by damaging the iPad.

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Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 lock

The Kensington ClickSafe locks can be either a key lock or a combination lock, as pictured above.

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Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 lock

The SecureBack case is made up of three pieces which, when slotted together, attach to the iPad.

The case has been designed so that none of the speakers, cameras or buttons are covered by the case, so the iPad 2 is still fully functional while locked.

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Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 lock

The SecureBack case can also act as a stand to tilt the screen by 20 degrees, making typing on the iPad easier.

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Kensington BungeeAir iPhone 4

Kensington has also launched BungeeAir, a wireless tether and case for the iPhone 4.

When the system is activated, the BungeeAir case and fob will vibrate and emit a beeping noise if they are moved beyond a certain distance apart, in order to alert the iPhone owner if the device has been taken.

If a thief attempts to remove the case before going out of range, the case will automatically sound an alert as long as the system is activated.

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Kensington BungeeAir iPhone 4

To activate the wireless tethering system, users need to download the BungeeAir app from the App Store and 'arm' the phone.

The app allows users to customise the security settings and can determine how far apart the phone and the fob have to be before the phone and fob vibrate and emit noise.

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Kensington BungeeAir iPhone 4

The fob can be used to locate the iPhone by activating the alert noise and vibration from the BungeeAir case, so users can find their iPhone even if the device is switched to silent.

iPhone owners are also able to lock the screen of their iPhone 4 remotely using the fob.

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Kensington BungeeAir iPhone 4

By attaching the fob to a keyring, the BungeeAir system can also be used to locate lost keys as long as they are within range.

Using the BungeeAir app on your iPhone, the fob can be made to vibrate and make the same sound as it does for the out-of-range alert.

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Kensington BungeeAir iPhone 4

As the fob alerts you whenever you are a set distance away from your phone, it can also let you know if you've left your phone in the office or at home before you are too far away to go back for it.

The case also contains an integrated battery which can add four hours of additional power to an iPhone 4.

The internal iPhone battery and the integrated BungeeAir battery can be charged together so the case does not have to be removed from the phone.

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