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    Thanks for the post all, pays to surf all the posts. Plan on purchasing travel safe and backpack. Our last 4 vacations in the Keys was a constant watching the bags while trying to enjoy the water. Finally peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathey View Post
    Thanks for the post all, pays to surf all the posts. Plan on purchasing travel safe and backpack. Our last 4 vacations in the Keys was a constant watching the bags while trying to enjoy the water. Finally peace of mind.
    We love putting all of our valuables in the backpack, securing with the retractasafe and swimming in the ocean without having to worry about keeping an eye out...

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    Honestly I never bring any valuables to the beach, I keep everything locked in safe in room. I do hide the safe key in room, ya I know kinda silly of me.

    I keep some tip cash with in my swimsuit, velcro pocket

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    I'm not sure if anyone has a home depot near them. They carry the vacation vault in different colors for $20 as advertised on their website. I'll probably go sometime this week to take a look at them in person to save myself from shipping costs. It'll be good also to see them in person to see how much can fit.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...173&ci_gpa=pla
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    Thats the same site where I bought my bag from last year. Everything that I bring to the beach fits in the bag, best money spent. Just change the locks that they give you to a combination lock, no key to lose. I posted a pic of it last year locked up.....

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    I don't know too much about computer but this seems to be some good advice:

    Don't fall victim to laptop theft!

    Don't Be an Easy Target.
    Does this scenario seem like it could happen to you?
    "The other day I was running through the airport, late as usual, cell phone in hand and laptop in tow. I’m protective of my gear but not protective enough, as I let my guard down for just a minute and that’s all he needed. I was focused on a whole slew of things: missing my flight, reserving a car, preparing for my meeting; and the thief was only focused on one; stealing my laptop.
    Studies show that between 40 and 50% of data breaches in the US are caused by lost or stolen laptops, and I’m sure the half a million people whose laptops vanished in airports last year can attest to that.
    Thieves don’t have schedules, meetings, bosses, or rules to follow like you and I do. They only have two things to focus on: prey on the easiest target and don’t steal what can’t be sold.
    If you don’t want your data compromised, don’t be an easy target.
    If you were to ask me 5 tips to protect again laptop theft, here's what I would tell you: (This is my honest opinion, and you wouldn’t sue me for giving free advice, would you?):
    WATCH IT
    I’m sure you’re aware that the best way to keep your laptop in your hands is to, well, keep it in your hands. There is no better security than a watchful eye; and since you can’t stroll into an airport with a junk yard pit bull at your side (not all people are animal lovers like myself), you have to be the watch dog. Be aware of your belongings, and you’ll be much less likely to lose them.
    LOCK IT
    Get a laptop security cable to secure your laptop when you’re using it in a crowded area. The amount of laptops that have been stolen right out from under the owner’s nose is enough to make a grown man wince. Using a computer lock is an easy and cost effective way to deter opportunity theft, allowing your mind to fully focus on the task at hand. Like singing in the shower, you’ll find it strangely liberating.
    LABEL IT
    Applying a deterrent label to your laptop is another easy and cost effective way to show thieves that you’re not an easy target. To a thief, the phrase “Tracking and Recovery Protection” reads the same as “You Can’t Sell Me, neiner neiner neiner”. And thieves, tempting as it may be for them, won’t steal what they can’t sell.
    TRACK IT
    Even the most vigilant security sometimes gets compromised. Laptop Tracking and Recovery Software has come a long way in recent years. This software allows you to GEO-locate your stolen laptop, remotely delete files, retrieve important files and track the thief down!
    ENCRYPT IT
    Most thieves don’t like doing a lot of work, hence their chosen profession. If, unfortunately, your laptop does fall into the wrong hands despite your forethought, no one will be able to access your precious information. Encrypting your laptop tells a thief that you worked hard to protect your data, and he will have to work really REALLY hard to access it. He’ll ditch your laptop, leaving your data untouched, and move on in search of the poor sap who didn’t take the same precautions as you did. Hopefully your friends are reading this too, and they don’t end up being those poor saps. (Forward them a link to this article, and help ‘em out!)
    Many things are better in layers: Lasagna, parfait, chocolate fudge cake… and security. You wouldn’t just eat the cherry off the top of the sundae and ignore the rest (I know I wouldn’t). So don’t take just one approach to laptop security and think you’re in the clear. A layered approach is the best approach.
    Call us at (800) 466-7636 for all of your laptop security needs. With 25 years in the industry, we’d be more than happy to share our knowledge with you.

    Author - Dan Hughes 2008
    Computer Security Products, Inc.
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    http://www.computersecurity.com/whit...ing-stolen.htm

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    How to Protect Your Laptop from Theft

    • Use your laptop’s universal security slot (USS). Your laptop should have a hole or slot into which you can connect a security cable.

      Any cable or security device threaded through the USS cannot be removed from the laptop; only the cable itself can be cut (or unlocked) to free the laptop.


    More info at link:
    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...rom-theft.html


    #5. Safety and Security Features

    As far as security on the software side is concerned most of the companies provide a trial version of antivirus, but it’s always good to keep an updated antivirus to protect you from unnecessary problems.For data security look if your deal includes online backup storage if yes then grab it.
    And sadly enough Laptop thefts in hostels and colleges is quite a common thing so you must consider to get yourself Universal Security Slot (USS), which takes a cable lock most laptops in the market come with these.Just get a cable lock (these are cheap around Rs 150) and lock your Laptop.


    http://techzil.com/laptop-buying-gui...lege-students/

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    This is a neat story! I don't know how many laptops are actually equipped with a GPS device:

    Raleigh man uses GPS tracker to locate man who stole his laptop

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/...racker-to.html

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    I bought a Travel safe 12L 2 or 3 years ago. Its big enough to hold three Nooks, my digital camera, watch, glasses, and still have plenty of room for more. We attach it to the center post of the palapa and put it in inside of a oversized beach bag. It came with a key lock, but I switched it out with a combination lock, don't want to loose the key at the beach. Well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvy747 View Post
    I bought a Travel safe 12L 2 or 3 years ago. Its big enough to hold three Nooks, my digital camera, watch, glasses, and still have plenty of room for more. We attach it to the center post of the palapa and put it in inside of a oversized beach bag. It came with a key lock, but I switched it out with a combination lock, don't want to loose the key at the beach. Well worth the money.
    The Travel Safe 12L http://pacsafe.com/travelsafe-12l-portable-safe looks like a great item!


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