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


2 weeks ago
2 Aug 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged device in a walkway in the apartment complex in which she resides. The STOP ID shows the device as registered to a college. STOP notified the STOP program administrator at the college and recovery is underway!

20 Jul 2022

Police in Belgium contacted STOP through our live chat platform to report that they recovered a backpack containing four laptops, at least one of which was tagged with a STOP Security Plate. STOP identified the registered owner, a large financial organization, and contacted the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

4 Jul 2022

University Student forgot his backpack containing some personal items and a laptop at a Cafe in the Boston, Mass area. Appears that someone found and kept the backpack and contents, but abandoned the laptop after seeing the STOP Security Plate affixed. The laptop was found by a Good Samaritan who called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline, and contacted the owner through Facebook. Laptop was returned to owner.

23 Jun 2022

A STOP-tagged device was turned over to an IT Analyst at a tech consulting company after it was discovered along with other unused devices. IT tech notified STOP, and we identified the registered owner, a large technology enterprise, and notified the administrator there. Recovery process is underway.

9 Jun 2022

Laptop separated from FedEx package. Owner has been contacted and is making arrangements to get it back.

1 Jun 2022

A backpack containing a STOP-tagged laptop registered to a large corporate enterprise was turned over to American Airlines Lost & Found at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID Number that was provided by the AA agent, and notified the registered owner. Recovery process is underway.

27 May 2022

A Good Samaritan visitor to STOP's chat platform alerted STOP that someone was trying to sell a STOP-tagged device through an online auction site. The Good Samaritan provided a link to the auction site item. STOP was able to identify the registered owner by viewing STOP Plate and Plate ID in one of the item's pictures. STOP notified the IT Security Team at the registered owner company. Investigation and recovery process are underway.

3 May 2022

Property manager called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was found in one of their apartments. Caller provided the STOP ID Number, enabling STOP to quickly identify the owner, a schoold district in Georgia. STOP contacted the administrator, investigation is underway.

18 Apr 2022

A former employee of a large corporate enterprise came across a laptop that was issued to her by her former employer. She called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline for advice on best way to return a laptop. STOP looked up the device by the STOP ID Number provided by the caller and connected her with the STOP administrator at her former employer. Recovery process is underway.

15 Apr 2022

STOP-tagged Chromebook registered to a school district was found by police in Lake Jackson, Texas. STOP notified the administrator at the school district and recovery is underway.

8 Apr 2022

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 recovery hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged device on the street in Denton, Texas. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID Number provided by the caller, a school district. STOP notified the administrator, and recovery is underway.

16 Mar 2022

A STOP-tagged laptop belonging to a school system was found at a Boys and Girls Club facility in Meriden, CT. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID that was provided and notified the administrative team at the school system. 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.