TetherTies Cable Tether Guide: Universal, Multi-Adapter, Retractable, and More

Whether you prefer to call it “unintended borrowing” or “shrinkage,” the theft of office supplies and computer peripherals can add up to thousands of dollars each year. Missing pens and Post-It notes might not be eating away your budget, but more expensive items—like HDMI and other cables, adapters, and dongles—can inflate IT expenses fairly quickly.

Thousands of companies turn to TetherTies to prevent dongle, adapter, and cable theft, because of our industry-leading cable tether solutions. With over 50 different cable tether models, TetherTies offers the largest selection of office adapter cable tethers available.

Whether you need to reduce theft of HDMI, USB, USB-C, and other computer adapters or tether adapters together (or to a fixed location) to enhance collaboration, our product line is a quick and easy way for IT and facility managers to showcase cost management and value-added ROI.

Which TetherTies solution is best for your office, classroom, showroom, or medical facility? This guide will help you find the perfect tether for your unique need.

Standard Cable Tethers: Quickly Secure Cables, Adapters, Dongles, and Leads

If you’re looking for an affordable, universal cable tether that installs quickly and easily, try our TetherTies Cable Tethers. Two looped ends enable point-to-point tethering in about 15 seconds. These cable tethers are available in three colors—black, white, and silver—in a standard strength (110 lb break strength), and in two colors—black and silver—in a heavy-duty strength (270 lb break strength).

The standard length for these universal security tethers are 12 inches long (11 inches when installed), which is ideal for most standard use cases, including:

  • Office cables, adapters, and dongles.
  • Showroom devices and tools.
  • Medical cable leads.
  • Service counter devices and peripherals.

Installation is extremely simple and everything (including a crimping tool) is provided for you:


If 12 inches isn’t the perfect length for your installation, the Cable Tether kits can be created at custom tether lengths as well.

DIY Cable Tether Assembly: Best Value

The TetherTies Do-It-Yourself cable tethers save even more money by enabling IT and office team members to self-assemble TetherTies and customize on the fly. If you’re looking for maximum savings, have a smaller installation, and/or don’t mind a DIY project, then this is the solution for you.

This line is also available in both a standard and heavy-duty strength, and in three colors—black, white, and silver. The standard length is still 12 inches (11 inches installed), but available in custom lengths to meet any requirement. You can also cut and adjust the length of the security wire with the included crimping tool/linesman pliers.

Retractable Coils: Greater Reach, Same Low Profile

If your dongle, cable, medical device, etc., occasionally needs a greater range of motion, you need a retractable security cable like our Retractable TetherTies Coils. These tethers extend up to 39 inches, and recoil down to six inches when not in use.

This provides the security your organization needs without sacrificing the functionality that your team needs. It also minimizes visibility and maintains a professional, safe work environment. Retractable Coils feature heavy-duty strength wire and come in three colors—black, white, and silver.

These are perfect for securing ClickShare dongles to desks and tables.They are also ideal for security medical devices to walls and beds.

Multi-Adapter Tethers: Secure Multiple Cables with Less Clutter

TetherTies Multi-Adapters are the only cable tether designed to secure from two to four adapters or leads to one cable or anchor point. These are ideal for office settings that require multiple adapters for a single cable, or for healthcare settings that need to secure multiple leads to a single device.

Multi-adapters are also available in standard and heavy-duty strengths and in three colors (black, white, and silver). The standard length is 16 inches of total cable wire, which becomes eight inches when installed, but multi-adapters are also available in custom lengths to meet any requirement.

Non-Metal Security Ties: Optimize Safety with Plastic Cable Tethers

Non-metal TetherTies wire was developed in 2020, in response to one customer’s concerns about the safety of metal security tethers. It is the only security tether on the market that does not use a metal wire.

Non-metal TetherTies are one of the strongest cable tether products on the market (with a break strength of 480 pounds), clear and sleek in design, and do not conduct electricity. This innovative wire is available and configured for our Standard, DIY, and Multi-Adapter models.

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Custom Security Tether Solutions

Looking for something else? Get in touch and request a custom order. Besides being the #1 cable tether company for variety and quality, TetherTies is known for:

  1. Customer service — A recent customer feedback survey highlighted TetherTies’ customer service and responsiveness as the key differentiator over both Extron and Liberty Cable.
  2. Innovation — TetherTies has launched a new product every year since 2013.

While other security tether brands offer cable and dongle tethers as one product in a broad line of solutions, TetherTies is singularly focused. We were founded by a former IT and facilities manager who was constantly struggling to prevent HDMI cable, adapter, and dongle theft. We understand the need and we’re dedicated to helping you get exactly what you need.