Science Expo 2018: Security Medallion Project University of Pittsburgh

The Security Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh worked on the development of a “Medallion” stick-on device to protect portable electronic devices such as laptops. This is based upon the design that is described in a patent that was issued to Marc Tobias for this device. Two teams worked on the project: one electronic and one mechanical. Watch the video interviews of team members at the 2018 Science Expo in Pittsburgh, where different teams for the Engineering school compete for best project in mechanical engineering, Biomed, electrical engineering and other disciplines. The design of the Medallion, which is 3″ diameter device, contains both mechanical and electronic security components to protect against theft, and relies upon the Kensington cable lock as one of its core protective measures.