The Theft Deterrence feature is available on select models.
The Theft Deterrence feature should only be used with a single-monitor and computer configuration.
Dual-monitor use is not supported.
The HP Display Assistant's Theft Deterrence feature minimizes theft or unauthorized relocation of the
display. Theft deterrence does not prevent the display from being stolen, but hinders the operation of
the display once it is removed from the host computer.
Setting Up Theft Deterrence
Click the Theft Deterrence button on the Plug-ins tab.
Click the Enable Theft Deterrence button.
Enter a personal identification number (PIN) in both PIN boxes.
Use the slider to set a timer value between five and sixty minutes. The timer value is the number
of minutes allowed for normal operation of the monitor after a theft condition occurs and before
displaying the theft warning message.
Click the Accept button. Follow the instructions (below) to register your PIN to a secured Web site.
HP strongly recommends that you register your PIN number. In the event that you lose,
misplace, or forget your PIN, HP will not have access to this information. Loss of the PIN is not
considered an HP Service event and is not covered under the product warranty. You must ensure that
a careful record of your PIN number is maintained.
Registering Your PIN Number
HP Display Assistant software provides a mechanism for creating and storing the PIN to a secured
Portrait Displays Web site for safe keeping. You should also keep your PIN information in a secure area
away from your display for future reference. If you have forgotten your PIN and it is registered on the
secured Web site, you can retrieve it through e-mail.
To change your PIN or get a reminder, you must be connected to the Internet. Access the Portrait
Displays website below and follow the instructions for changing or retrieving your PIN.
Triggering Theft Deterrence Mode
The following actions must occur for the theft timer to be activated:
Both the power and display cables must be removed.
The display is attached to a different computer.
Once both actions occur, the monitor detects theft and begins a countdown based upon the time value
established by the user (in Step 4 above). If the correct PIN is not entered, the display will enter theft
mode and a large warning message will appear on the screen.
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The PIN number must be between 1000 and 999999999. Non-numerical characters are