In addition to making use of the iPad’s inbuilt security features, you should also invest in some additional security measures to keep your tablet truly safe. Small and light, mobile devices are easy to steal, so physical security measures are essential for overnight storage and when working in public places. The iPad does not have a built-in security slot, meaning that it cannot be tethered to an immovable object using a conventional laptop security cable. With this in mind, you will need to look for a retrofit security pad. These pads fix to an iPad, without taking away from its sleek design, and come with a security slot to lock the tablet to a fixed object.
Another important point is that you should never leave your iPad unattended. Although this sounds obvious, with opportunistic theft accounting for a large proportion of petty crime, it is one that is worth emphasising. Do not leave your iPads in overhead lockers when travelling on a train, and never leave a device unsecured on a coffee shop table when you go to get a drink. If you do, it may not be there when you return.