Specifies a new owner tag
Deletes the owner tag
Displays the Asset Tag utility help screen
Using the Security Cable Slot
To prevent unauthorized removal of the computer, you can use a security cable to attach the computer to an
immovable object. Your computer has one security cable slot, located on the left side of the computer—
between the speaker and the hard-disk drive (see
The security cable slot allows you to attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer.
Antitheft devices for portable computers usually include a segment of metal-stranded cable with an attached
locking device and associated key.
Basic Instructions for Using the Security Cable Slot
To prevent unauthorized removal of your computer, loop the cable around an immovable object, insert the
locking device into the security cable slots, and lock the device. See Figure 1 for an example of how to
secure your computer. Complete instructions for installing this kind of antitheft device are usually included
with the device.
Figure 1. Securing the Computer
NOTE: Antitheft devices are of differing designs. Before purchasing such a device, make sure that it
will work with the security cable slot in your computer.
Security and Docking Device
If your computer is installed in a Dell Latitude docking device, use the security cable slot on the docking
device to secure the computer. See your docking device User's Guide for the location of the security slot.
You can use the security cable slot to secure your computer when it is not docked to a Dell Latitude docking
device. However, to lock your computer and prevent unauthorized removal of the hard-disk drive, insert the