On Thursday, September 18, 1997 5:05 PM, robb .
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> Security of laptop computers.
> I did like the baby monitor suggestion however, it's something else to
> prove to airport security that it is really a harmless
> transmitter/receiver. This is always a problem at major airports and a
> bigger problem overseas, and even if the monitor worked, most likely you
> would be half way through the security scan and telling them this is a
> harmless receiver and it would go off, scaring folks half to death and the
> guard either throwing up against a wall, on the floor, or scraping
> themselves off of it. Either way, it goes off, you scream he's stealing
> your laptop and run from the entrance of the security screening area, and
> they'll be on you like flies on garbage, and they'll sort out the details
> later. But maybe they won't, try it , only kidding, just be aware of all
> the implications before trying, here and abroad - BTW make sure you shut it
> off when you board the plane so it doesn't interfere with the aircrafts
That's why the receiver is in the laptop bag. When the alarm goes off, the
bag that the thief has is the one that is blaring. He's now running down the
corridor with a laptop bag and people looking at him because his bag
is blaring and you can follow by just following the sound. With any luck,
the security guards might even catch him, and throw him up against
The transmitter you carry would be silent, since the transmitter would not
know that the receiver is out of range. Only the receiver knows when it
is no longer getting a signal.