06389853 is referenced by 43 patents.
An apparatus for deterring theft of an electronic device, includes a lock having a housing and a retention member movably mounted in the housing for being moved between a locked position and an unlocked position. An elongated retaining member has a first end connected to the lock, and a second end connected to an anchoring member. A plurality of contacts are attached to the lock. A first one of the contacts is electrically isolated from a second one of the contacts. A continuity detection element is attached to the retaining member for detecting a discontinuity between the first and the second ends of the retaining member. The continuity detection element is electrically connected to the first and the second contacts.