Though anti-theft cases usually provide extra defense for the tablet against damage, the superior feature in these cases is a special lock to deter theft. Theft deterring cases are distinguished by the locking device and some such cases even add extra functionality in providing an integrated stand that may be bolted onto a desk to keep the tablet immobile while in use.
Typically, anti-theft cases are made of inflexible, solid material such as plastic or metal. These cases are most often seen in the range of rugged cases and other highly protective styles.
While an anti-theft system may multiply the case’s security a great deal, the prospective owner of a tablet case including this feature should be advised that significant weight and price are likely to be added beyond that of typical cases in the given style.