Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Looking for a computer lock...but not like you think. A PHYSICAL lock for a desktop
Old 10-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
thefed's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,203
Looking for a computer lock...but not like you think. A PHYSICAL lock for a desktop

If any of you have followed (or give a $#@), I now have my 3 boys 4-5 days/week! One thing I'm limited on is my desktop computer hasnt been hooked up yet because of the ability of my 1 year old to get into and destroy everything.

I have a nice glass desk in the living room and want to put it below...but want to find a super-small cabinet or locking 'cover' so-to-speak in order to prevent him from pulling cords etc?

Any ideas?
thefed is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Sarah in SC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,564
I looked for something like that on the material handling websites (think Grainger) to try to find a locking case for our server, and really never found anything reasonably priced. We wound up putting it in a lockable room instead.
Might be easier to find a small locker-type piece of furniture from IKEA or something, and add a tiny padlock.
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,894
This may work, or something like it...

Or something like a cheap night stand from walmart, you could add a door and lock to it.

Seems like there would still be a problem as the cables would have to exit the enclosure so he could still get at them. Probably will need some type cable tray/enclosure.
rbmrtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
I put everything I didn't want Gabe to mess with in a single room, and put a latch on the outside about 5' up. When I was in there, I put a baby gate across the doorway so he could waddle over and hang out but not get in there and mess with wires and stuff.

When he was 2, I got him his own computer, tablet, ipod and phone.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
photoguy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,301
I would avoid putting the computer in any case that would interfere with cooling. If your desk was wood, you could possibly mount the computer sideways underneath:

A simpler alternative may be to just wedge the computer in between a wall / small furniture so that the child simply cannot get to the back.

It might help to use cable ties to pick up extra slack in the power/display cords. Also using wireless keyboard/mouse will eliminate two more cords.
photoguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Quick Links

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:12 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.