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With the new GoCabby about to hit the shelves, we decided to take a look at how this new product could help schools hold on to their valuable mobile ICT equipment. Almost half of education establishments have been victims of mobile ICT theft during the last three years, according to new research in the Teaching Times.
The data they have shows that 45 percent of education establishments had mobile devices, such as laptops, music players, and tablets stolen between 2009 and 2011. More than a quarter of establishments (27 percent) had mobile ICT equipment stolen in 2011.
Laptops were the most common device to be stolen over the three year period (42 percent), with an increase in tablet computers being stolen due to their rise in popularity and pricing.
While 83 percent of those surveyed in Teaching Times claim that they have an ICT security policy in place, almost a quarter of these do not include guidelines for physically securing devices to prevent them from being stolen. Also, almost two thirds of education establishments asked have not been given training on how to protect their mobile ICT devices from theft.
From this research, it suggests that theft of tablet computers and other mobile ICT devices from UK schools, colleges and universities is on the rise. Although the reasons for this are unclear, it is likely that the current economic climate and the fact that education establishments are often pools of technology is more than likely to be responsible.
It must be seen as vital that educators have plans and facilities in place to reduce the risk of mobile ICT theft. This should include measures for physically securing laptops and tablets.
Gocabby is the latest product from LapCabby and is designed to securely store, charge and sync up to 16 tablets with or without protective cases. It’s a great solution to the current theft issues educational establishments are facing as the locks of the case are positioned at the top enabling them to be padlocked for added security.
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