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
14 Jan 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged laptop among items she had just purchased at an abandoned-storage-unit auction. The STOP ID Number showed this device registered to a private school located close to the storage facility in Romulus, Michigan. STOP notified the registered owner and the recovery process is underway.

11 Jan 2022

BestBuy Roseville, Michigan called to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was left at the service counter. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID that was on the Security Plate and verified with the owner that he dropped it off for recycling.

10 Jan 2022

A STOP-tagged laptop found by whoman who was cleaning out her deceased father's belongings. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID Number provided by the caller and reached out to the owner. Recovery process is underway.

4 Jan 2022

Caller interested in buying a ThinkPaD on eBay, verifying ownership. STOP identified the owner by the STOP ID that was provided by the caller and reached out to the registered owner, who confirmed this decommissioned device was free and clear for resale.

4 Jan 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 toll-free to report that he received a shipment containing a STOP-tagged laptop that was apparently intended for another recipient. STOP identified the device as registered to a large corporate enterprise. The IT team intended to ship the device to a company engineer, but the delivery address was incorrect. STOP notified the security administrator and the IT team is working with the Good Samaritan to retrieve the device.

14 Dec 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Hotline to report that while settling his deceased sister's estate he found a STOP-tagged laptop that is registered to her former employer, a university based in Canada. STOP notified the administrator at the university and recovery is underway.

17 Nov 2021

Manager at a storage facility in Georgia called STOP to verify ownership of a STOP-tagged laptop that was left in an abandoned storage unit with back rent due. STOP tried several times, unsuccessfully, to reach a staffer at the college interested in verifying ownership or recovering the laptop. STOP released the device as free and clear to the storage unit manager.

11 Nov 2021

Laptop found at a public works facility in IL. Owner is making arrangements to get it back.

11 Nov 2021

An iPad registered to a California-based university student was found in a supermarket in Fort Collins, Colorado. Store manager called STOP to notify, and STOP identified the registered owner in the registration database and left a message for the owner. Awaiting ownership status, recovery is pending.

1 Nov 2021

An employee left a company-owned laptop on a shuttle bus at St. Louis Airport. It was recovered by airport police, who notified STOP on our 24/7 Recovery Hotline. STOP identified the registered owner - a large energy services company - by the STOP ID Number provided by airport police and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway!

20 Oct 2021

Delta Lost & Found called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report they have a STOP-tagged laptop that was apparently lost by the user during travel and turned over to them. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large multi-national corpration, and notify their securty team. Recovery process is underway.

19 Oct 2021

24/7 Recovery Hotline to inquire about ownership status on a STOP-tagged iMac that was given to him by a friend. The STOP ID Number provided by the caller shows this old device still registered to a school district in Massachusetts. STOP notified the school admin who advised that the device has been decommissioned and is available for re-registration by the caller.

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.