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


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8 Dec 2022

A staffer called to report that her school-issued, STOP-tagged laptop was stolen from her car in a smash 'n' grab theft in San Jose, Calif.
Shortly after we received the theft report, a Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop in a parking lot near where the staffer reported the theft.
STOP notified the administrators at the school that owned this device. Recovery from the Good Sam is underway.

27 Nov 2022

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop on the side of a mountain road near Crescent City, Calif. Caller provided the STOP ID, which enabled STOP to identify the registered owner, a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified the security team there and recovery process is underway.

22 Nov 2022

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he received two STOP-tagged Dell Latitudes that were mistakenly shipped by Dell factory to him. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID numbers that were provided by the Good Samaritan and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

22 Nov 2022

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he received two STOP-tagged Dell Latitudes that were mistakenly shipped by Dell factory to him. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID numbers that were provided by the Good Samaritan and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

18 Nov 2022

A STOP-tagged laptop was forgotten by an employee/user on American Airlines flight from DC to Destin/Fort Walton, FL. Good Samaritan found on a plane and gave to flight crew, who reported to STOP. We identified the registered owner, a large corporate enterprise, by the STOP ID Number provided, and notified the administrator. Employee is en route to AA Lost & Found to retrieve his laptop. Case Closed!

16 Nov 2022

A large enterprise issued a STOP-tagged loaner laptop to a temp employee, who did not return it. Administrator contacted the former employee and retrieved the laptop. Case Closed.

16 Nov 2022

Laptop found in parking lot in PA. Owner is making arrangements to get it back.

7 Nov 2022

Someone contacted STOP through our Live Chat platform to verify ownership status of a STOP-tagged laptop he purchased at an online auction site. STOP contacted the registered owner, a large medical enterprise,and determined that this device has been decommissioned and is free and clear.

1 Nov 2022

Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged laptop hidden in the bushes on the street near her place of business. It may have been stolen and then abandoned after the thief noticed the STOP Security Plate on the laptop. The STOP ID Number on the device indicated it is registered to a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified the administrator at the company and recovery process is underway.

26 Oct 2022

Employee called to report his laptop was found.

26 Oct 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. The IT tech who discovered this laptop has shipped it back to the registered owner. Case Closed!

25 Oct 2022

A STOP-tagged laptop was mistakenly shipped to the wrong recipient, who notified STOP. We identified the registered owner, a large corporate enterprise and notified the administrator, who sent the Good Sam a UPS return label. Laptop was returned to registered owner. Case closed.

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.