Apple made it super easy to upgrade the RAM in its latest 27-inch iMac — so easy that hotels, schools, and corporations are now trying to prevent guests from stealing the RAM from their machines. But thanks to the new iMac lock and security kit from Maclocks, it’s no longer an issue.
For just $50, iMac owners can add a protective plate to the back of their machine that prevents the power cord from being removed, which in turn prevents the RAM panel from being ejected from the machine.
You see, to open the RAM panel on a 27-inch iMac, all you have to do is pull out the power cord and press a little button that sits beneath it — it’s that simple. While this is great for owners who like to upgrade their RAM themselves, it also means the RAM is easy to steal.
And it’s a real problem for a number of corporations and education institutes where their iMacs can be accessed by the public.
Maclocks says that one of their clients, an education institute, has deployed 100 new iMacs so far, each of which has $400 worth of RAM fitted inside. That’s $40,000 worth of RAM that is at risk of being stolen in a matter of minutes. But the risk could be eliminated with a $5,000 investment in a Maclock lock and security kit.
The kit, which is also available for the 21.5-inch iMac, costs $39.95, while the steel RAM security plate is a $9.95 add-on. The plate is held over your iMac’s power cord to prevent it from being removed, and it locks into your iMac’s security lock.
Not only does the kit protect your RAM, but it can prevent your entire iMac from being stolen as well. The Maclocks security cable promises to be 30% thicker and stronger than standard cables on the market, which will prevent your iMac from being taken away.
You can order the iMac lock and security kit from Maclocks now using the source link below, and all orders placed before 3 p.m. CST are shipped the same day.