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


3 days ago
24 May 2024

Amtrak agent called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged ThinkPad was found at Albany - Rensselaer train station. The STOP ID indicates this laptop is registered to a large national law firm. STOP notified the administrator and recovery is underway.

21 May 2024

A STOP-tagged laptop belonging to a San Diego-based government enterprise was recovered by San Diego Police Department during a murder investigation. STOP notified the registered owner, and recovery process is underway.

20 May 2024
16 May 2024

Good Samaritan called the STOP Recovery Hotline to report that he witnessed a suspicious person discard a STOP-tagged laptop and leave a restaurant establishment. The STOP ID on the plate is registered to a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified the security team there and recovery is underway.

13 May 2024

A STOP-tagged laptop that is owned by a large healthcare enterprise was shipped to the wrong recipient. Good Samaritan called STOP to report, provided, the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to confirm registered owner and notify them. Recovery is underway.

8 May 2024

A STOP-tagged Chromebook belonging to a Minneapolis-based school system was found by a Good Samaritan at another school in the area. STOP notified the registered owner and connected them with the Good Samaritan to arrange recovery.

1 May 2024

A consultant who was contracting at a Bank returned his employer's laptop to the bank in error at the end of his term. Administrator at the bank notified STOP and provided the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to identify the registered owner and notify them. Recovery is under way.

1 May 2024

Deputy Sheriff at Racine County, Wisconsin called STOP Hotline to report that a Good Samaritan turned over a STOP-tagged device to them after finding it on a street in Union Grove, WI. STOP identified the registered owner -- large healthcare enterprise -- by the STOP ID on the security plate and notified the security team there. Recovery process is underway. Case closed!

23 Apr 2024

Laptop found at a Waffle House in Lancaster OH. Owner has been contacted and is making arrangements to get it back.

22 Apr 2024

Good Samaritan called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop on Amtrak train bound for Boston from NYC. STOP identified the registered owner of the device by the STOP ID on the Security Plate and notified them. The laptop was returned to the registered owner. Case closed!

12 Apr 2024

A STOP-tagged laptop was found on campus at a large Indiana-based university and turned over to campus police, who contacted STOP. We identified the laptop as registered to that campus and notified the administrator and connected with the Campus PD. Recovery process is underway.

3 Apr 2024

STOP-tagged iPad found on street and turned in to Methuen, Mass. PD, who notified STOP on our 24/7 Recovery Hotline. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate identified the registered owner, the Public Safety division of a Massachusetts-based university. STOP notified the admin, and recovery process is underway.

What They’re Saying

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
Thanks a million! You guys really are the best. - Chelle Hollingsworth - ProSys Information Systems [An Authorized STOP Partner/Reseller]


27 Sep 2013

By Jacqueline Emigh

"Another alternative is to attach a security plate to the laptop, so as to squelch the resale value of a stolen PC. STOP Security Plate, for instance, is a metal warning plate that affixes to a laptop using Very High Bond (VHB) adhesive. It features a chemically bonded tattoo beneath, stating "Stolen Property," along with high visibility stickers..."

8 Sep 2013
By Michael Arvizu 
CSUN Police Department (PD) is selling Security Tracking of Office Property (S.T.O.P.), a theft deterrent plate for electronic devices, for the first time ever in the Matador Bookstore. 
Since S.T.O.P.’s inception in 2006, the plates were only available for purchase at PD headquarters and at the campus police substation on Zelzah Avenue adjacent to campus. 
21 Apr 2013
STOP tags are tamper-proof security plates with a barcode and indelible tattoo. The tags are pre-printed with information that ownership of the property is permanently monitored.