I was issued a high-end Mac laptop to perform my work. I was told that I should take the laptop to and from the office with me.
Often on my way home form the office I stop by the grocery store or somewhere to pick something up. When I do this I put my backpack (containing said laptop) out of sight and lock my vehicle.
My problem is that I feel a little uneasy about this. I have no exceptional reason to be worried about theft, except it would be awful for that laptop to be stolen.
I have looked through our security docs and they mostly deal with online behaviour and there is some ambiguous language about "taking steps to unsure security". But nothing specific like "never leave computer unattended".
So I'm unsure that if, for some reason, the laptop were stolen from my car, would the response be "You idiot, you should never leave your computer in the car" or more like "Damn. You took the steps you could but this stuff happens"
Is this practice of leaving my work laptop in my vehicle acceptable? What if I want to go to the gym, where my car would be unattended for an hour?
I know no one can tell how people at my company would react, but I bet the shared experience of workplace.se can come up with a close approximation.