Targus 410-0222-001B User Manual

1.77 Mb

universal security DEFCON® VPCL combination cable lock


Thank you for purchasing the Targus Universal Security DEFCON VPCL Combination Cable Lock to help protect your valuable computer from theft. The DEFCON is a 6-foot5-inchvinyl coated, stainless steel cable with a resettable4-digitcombination lock. It attaches to your computer, monitor or projector via the VGA port by using the includedpass-throughvideo cable. This allows you to continue using the video port while protecting your computer.

0 0

0 0


Universal Security DEFCON VPCL

Combination Cable Lock

Connecting the Pass-throughCable

1.Turn off your computer (if it is on).

2.Remove the current video cable, if there is one, from your computer.

3.Connect one end of the supplied pass-throughcable to the video port on your computer and the other end to your video device.

4.Turn on your computer.

Securing the DEFCON VPCL to an Object

Select an object in the room to which you will secure your computer with the DEFCON VPCL. Choose a large, heavy piece of furniture such as a table or desk, or immovable fixture such as a closet hanging bar.

1.Wrap the looped end of the cable around part of the selected object. Make sure you use a part of the object that will prevent an intruder from slipping the cable off (for example, a table or desk leg with a cross bar, or a drawer handle).

2.Feed the lock through the lopped end of the cable as shown.

Setting the Combination

1.Enter the current combination so that the numbers align horizontally with the embossed lines between the dials. If you are setting the combination for the first time, enter the preset combination 0000.

2.Using a small flat-headscrewdriver or similar object, push in and rotate the reset screw 90 degrees counterclockwise so that the screw’s groove is vertical.

3.Using the dials, enter the new combination.

4.Rotate the reset screw 90 degrees clockwise, back to its original horizaontal position to save the new combination.

5.Record the combination in either the space provided at the end of this guide or another secure, easy-to-findplace.

NOTE: For best results, test the combination BEFORE attaching the lock to your computer via the pass-throughcable. Never attempt to remove the DEFCON VPCL without entering the combination. To do so may physically damage the lock and your computer. Targus assumes no responsibility for lost misplaced, forgotten, lost, or stolen combination.

Locking the Combination Lock

1.Enter the correct combination

2.Slide the lock onto the pass-throughcable’s elongated security screw as shown.

3.Turn the dials to conceal your combination. The DEFCON VPCL is now locked.

Unlocking and Removing the Combination Lock

1. Enter the correct combination.

2. Slide the combination lock off the security screws.

Unlocking the combination lock

Locking the combination lock

Attaching the DEFCON VPCL to the security screw

DEFCON PC Lock and Security Base Plate

Included with your DEFCON VPCL is the PC Lock and Security Base Plate for the security of desktop computers.

Using the DEFCON PC Lock

The PC Lock consists of a lock base, an attachment screw, and a security plate. When attached to a desktop computer, the lock provides a convenient anchorage point for your DEFCON PC Lock or a notebook computer lock. The PC Lock does not require tools for installation. However, you may want to use a screwdriver to securely fasten the lock to your computer. You can use either a Philips or flat head screwdriver. Avoid overtightening the screw as doing so may cause damage to the screw’s threading, making it difficult to remove.

User Guide

DEFCON is a trademark of Targus Group International. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

PA492U / 410-0222-001B

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2006, Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.


universal security DEFCON® VPCL combination cable lock

Using the DEFCON Security Base Plate

1.Choose a solid location to attach the DEFCON Security Base Plate: a piece of furniture, or metal cabinet. If you plan to use the two screws, you can use the base plate as a template to pre-drillthe holes.

2.Use the abrasive pad, then the alcohol wipe to prepare the area when you will attach the DEFCON Security Base Plate.

3.After the alcohol dries, remove the backing on the base plate to expose the adhesive and place it on the prepared location. If desired, secure the base with the two screws.

NOTE: When using the adhesive backing, apply at room temperature - 60oF (16oC), and allow it to bond for more than 24 hours. Not

recommend for to use in outdoor or high humidity environment. Bonding to glass, ceramic tile,water-absorbentmaterials, copper, brass, or plasticized vinyl without primer surface are not recommended.

Targus recommends using both adhesive and screw to provide maximum security. Using only the adhesive provides marginal security.

4.Place the DEFCON Security Base Plate cover as shown and slide it to the left or right to secure it in place.

5.Insert your DEFCON cable lock.

Recording your combination



Left combination

Right combination



Technical Support

For technical questions, please visit:


Internet: http://www.targus.com/support.asp


Internet: www.targus.com/au

Email: infoaust@targus.com

Telephone: 1800-641-645

New Zealand

Telephone: 0800-633-222

Product Registration

Targus recommends that you register your Targus accessory shortly after purchasing it. To register your Targus accessory, go to: http://www.targus.com/registration.asp

You will need to provide your full name, email address, phone number, and company information (if applicable)


Targus warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If your Targus accessory is found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair or replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, wear and tear, or consequential or incidental loss. Under no conditions is Targus liable for loss of, or damage to a computer; nor loss of, or damage to, programs, records, or data; nor any consequential or incidental damages, even if Targus has been informed of their possibility. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.

User Guide