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 days ago
30 Nov 2023

A Good Samaritan called STOP to report that he discovered a STOP-tagged laptop inside a locker he just purchased through a liquidation auction in Roanoke, VA. The STOP ID shows the device registered to a school system. STOP notified the administrator, communicated with the Good Samaritan to retrieve the laptop. Case closed!

20 Nov 2023

Teacher called STOP to report hie found a STOP-tagged laptop in his classroom in a Detroit, Mich. school. STOP identified the owner, another school in the same system. Recovery process is underway.

8 Nov 2023

A STOP-tagged device owned by a large financial enterprise was reported missing, then found/recovered later in same day.

3 Nov 2023

A STOP-tagged laptop somehow got misdirected during shipment by the owner and landed at the wrong address. Good Samaritan notified STOP he received the laptop in error. STOP identified the owner of the device -- a large corporate enterprise -- by the STOP ID printed on the STOP Security Plate and notified the security team, who has initiated the recovery of the device. Case closed.

1 Nov 2023

Good Samaritan called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a backpack containing a STOP-tagged Chromebook in a park in San Diego, California. She provided the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a San Diego-based social services agency. STOP notified the administrator at the agency and recovery process is underway.

31 Oct 2023

Received a call from TSA about at laptop left at a checkpoint at Newark Airpport. Contacted the owner who is making arrangements to retrieve it.

30 Oct 2023

Two STOP-tagged laptops were stolen from a social services facility in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Investigation resulted in recovery.

30 Oct 2023

Two STOP-tagged laptops were stolen from a social services facility in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Investigation resulted in recovery.

19 Oct 2023

Good Samaritan called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged laptop on Miami Metro. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID provided by the caller and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

12 Oct 2023

A STOP-tagged laptop belonging to a US-based enterprise was lost by the employee end user while traveling in Europe. Investigation discovered that airport Lost & Found in Copenhagen has recovered the device and returned to the end user.

12 Oct 2023

A STOP-tagged laptop registered to an Irvine, California-based firm was lost by the user while traveling on a Delta Airlines flight. It was turned over to a Delta Lost & Found agent in Alabama, who contacted STOP through our live-chat platform. STOP quickly identified the registered owner by the STOP Security Plate ID Number, printed on the face of the Plate, which was provided by the Delta agent. STOP contacted the administrator at the owner company and recovery process is underway.

29 Sep 2023

San Diego Police Department officer called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he had a suspect in custody in possession of a STOP-tagged Chromebook. He provided the STOP ID Number that is printed on the Security Plate, enabling STOP to quickly identify the owner, a San Diego-based municipal agency. STOP notified the administrative team and recovery 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.