STOP Security Plates

Effective theft prevention, asset management and equipment recovery.



End-to-end administration, security and tracking for computer assets.


Laptop and mobile theft prevention and recovery.

From single users through the enterprise, the fully-integrated, comprehensive security approach to cost-effective asset management and protection.

Recent Recovery Stories


1 week ago
17 Aug 2015

A laptop owned by an online school was found abandoned in an apartment by new resident who recently moved in. The Good Samaritan called STOP for verification of ownership. STOP notified school and is awaiting verification.

16 Aug 2015

Employee left a company-owned laptop at airport. Lost & Found called STOP, owner recovered laptop.

10 Aug 2015

Laptop found in new home that was left behind. STOP notified the registered owner, who is recovering the laptop.

7 Aug 2015

Good Samaritan found a laptop that was left on a Charleston-bound plane when the owner disembarked in Chicago.
Good Samaritan called the 24/7 STOP hotline. STOP notified the registered owner, who is recovering the laptop.

7 Aug 2015

A university-owned STOP-tagged laptop was recovered during an NYPD arrest. NYPD called the STOP hotline to verify if the suspect in custody is the actual owner. STOP notified the registered owner, and is awaiting verification.

6 Aug 2015

A school-owned laptop that was left at the San Jose Convention Center, California was found by the Security Team, who called STOP.
STOP notified the registered owner, recovery is under way.

6 Aug 2015

Three Industrial cameras were stolen in Edmonton, AB, Canada. A Good Samaritan found this one on the banks of the Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. Owner has been notified, recovery is under way. RCMP investigation continues on the other two stolen cameras.

31 Jul 2015

Laptop inside carry bag was stolen from owner on city bus in Cambridge, Mass. Police report filed. Laptop was discovered abandoned at a T station in Boston area, turned over to MBTA. Thief likely abandoned the laptop after noticing the STOP Security Plate affixed to the laptop lid. Owner notified by MBTA, and is recovering his laptop.

17 Jul 2015

Laptop found at a cafe in Emeryville CA. Owner was contacted and retrieved the laptop,

15 Jul 2015

Caller claims he was given this laptop several years ago by an acquaintance as a rent payment. Caller decided today to call STOP to verify if this laptop was free and clear. STOP notified the registered owner, awaiting verification.

13 Jul 2015

Caller purchased laptop on Amazon, noticed STOP Security Plate and called STOP for verification of ownership. STOP notified registered owner, who verified that they have decommissioned the laptop and it is free and clear for re-registration in the new owner's name.

9 Jul 2015

Laptop found by American Airlines at Denver Airport. Owner has been contacted and will recover it.

What They’re Saying

The Stop system continues to be a critical part of our security and asset management process for mobile devices. It’s one of the simplest, and most effective, tracking solutions we've ever deployed. - John Merritt SVP/CIO YMCA Of San Diego County
My laptop was stolen when my car was burglarized as my wife and I were passing through Oklahoma City. The crooks took everything we had in our backseat. Fortunately, I had affixed a STOP Plate when I originally purchased my laptop. After I had discovered the burglary, I called STOP to report my laptop stolen. Not more than an hour later, I received a phone call from STOP (Brad) informing me that the perpetrators had discarded my laptop when they discovered the STOP Plate. Someone had found my laptop and called the number to report the laptop found. Brad gave me the person's contact info and I was able to get in touch and retrieve my laptop. I was ecstatic because the laptop was the most expensive item that was stolen and the information on the hard drive was very important to me. The STOP Plate really works and I plan to recommend it to my friends. Thank you STOP for providing the great service! - Nicholas (End User)
Since implementing the STOP solution, the loss rate of our laptops dropped from an average of three per year to zero. We haven't experienced a single loss since the introduction of your product. The STOP plates proved to be an easy solution to a costly problem. - Keith Rickles - Regional IT Manager - Lehigh Cement Southern Division
We are very pleased thus far with the STOP program. We intend to continue to use the product and expand upon it… Please feel free to add us to your website client list. - Gregory M. Steeber - Technology Coordinator - Belle Vernon Area School District
STOP is working well for us. STOP along with other procedures implemented has eliminated theft and loss. Our users have become intimidated by the plate and therefore respect the equipment and the policies. It's been great. - Pat Hansen - Director of Information Technology - Marymount Manhattan College
After experiencing laptop thefts from our offices, we turned to STOP to remedy the problem. We hoped that putting the STOP Security Plate on our equipment would make them less likely to be stolen. The number of thefts dropped to zero shortly after installing the plates on 2000 laptops. It really is a visible deterrent. - Robert Doyle - Project Leader - UST Inc.
You guys are fantastic. Everything has gone so smoothly and you nearly bent over backwards for me. Thanks so much for everything - you are a perfect example of wonderful customer service. - Chad M. Stone - Information Technology - Lehigh Cement Company
No laptop should be without one. - Simson Garfinkel - as quoted in Web Security, Privacy & Commerce with Gene Spafford, published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Good news... my laptop was returned! My friend said the laptop reappeared in his suite. I have to conclude the thief chickened out on the laptop due to the STOP Security Plate, but kept the cords and such because none of it had any kind of identification. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Truly, STOP saved a lot of important files and also my personal sanity. It was among the best 25-dollar purchases I've ever made. - Abe Riesman - Student - Harvard University
The STOP Team is Awesome! I wanted to give a big THANKS for helping us with setting up our registration database as well as the great support that you've always given us. Thanks a million to Isabelle & Doug. - Dao Khemthongsengsay - Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
I am a true believer in STOP. - Lyne Denis Investigator – Preventionist Concordia University Montreal, Quebec Canada
Used with other means of security, such as stealth tracking software or file encryption and/or password and biometrics authentication, STOP could be the final element to an agency's security system. - Side bar - STOP Laptop Theft


30 Mar 2015

Follow the link to read an article from the American Bar Association discussing how to keep your laptop safe, including using STOP Plates as a theft deterrant. 

Don't forget, you can pair a plate for deterrance with our STOPMonitor software to combine the theft prevention with the ability to track, locate, and disable any stolen laptops!

19 Feb 2015

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