Another idea, one that I use, is to hand the computer to the guard at the
security checkpoint, after you go through the metal detector, the guard will
hand you the laptop back and you will just have to power it up for another
guard to see. I am not sure if all airports are doing this, but I do know
that this is about the surest way not have your computer grow legs.
At 01:33 PM 9/16/97 -0500, Carol A. Ardanowski wrote:
>Larry Riley wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> This may not be the place to ask this question, however this group has
>> been a great help to me in the past.
>> My problem is that I have a lot of mobile users that take laptop
>> computers on business trips. In the past, we have loss laptops while
>> the users were traveling thru airports. When our employees would place
>> their laptops on the conveyer belts for examination or for check
>> in/out (example: going thru passengers x-ray checkpoints, baggage
>> check in/check out areas) the laptops would be stolen or disappear.
>> If anyone has experienced this problem or has any advice on how to
>> prevent this problem please e-mail me.
>> Thanks for your help.
>The only way to prevent someone walking off with your laptop once you
>lay it on the conveyor to be scanned, is to not place your bag on the
>conveyor until you are at the front of the line to walk through the
>x-ray machines. If there is a line of people, or if someone in front of
>you is having problems getting through the x-ray (because of keys,
>jewelry, belts, etc.) and you have to wait, your laptop is going to be a
>prime target for theft when it's sitting unattended at the end of the
>conveyor. If you place it on the belt as you are walking through,
>chances are that you are going to be ready and waiting for it when it
>comes down the belt.
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