I'm planning on getting a desktop replacement laptop (17.3" screen) to use at my computer contract jobs, since often times these places have crap equipment for contractors. Since it's a large laptop, I'd rather leave at work, so I'm looking for ideas on theft prevention. I never work anywhere shady, so I don't expect theft attempts, but I think some minimal security would be good.
What makes a laptop physical lock good? What will help prevent someone from stealing it effectively?
But I'm open to ideas. If there is some other product that anyone has used that's really above and beyond, let me know. Of course I plan on installing Prey for a little post-theft recovery. :) But I'm exploring preventative options first and foremost.