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


1 day ago
24 Feb 2021

A STOP-tagged laptop registered to a YMCA is San Diego, California area was found on the road by a YMCA employee. Administrator notified, recovery is underway.

17 Feb 2021

Laptop was reported stolen from a university library system in 2018, but appatently was recovered, but recovery was not reported to STOP. Case close.

17 Feb 2021

Laptop apparently was returned to registered owner, but STOP was not notified of the recovery. Case closed.

13 Feb 2021

An employee at a CVS store in San Antonio, Texas called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged Chromebook was left behind at the store. STOP quickly identified the registered owner from the STOP ID Number on the Security Plate, a school district. The device was apparently forgotten at the store by a student. STOP notified the district administrator, and recovery is underway.

9 Feb 2021

A STOP-tagged laptop registered to a large enterprise was found by a Good Samaritan at another company. STOP notified the registered owner and recovery process is underway.

29 Jan 2021

Laptop found at apart complex in GA. Owner has been contacted and is reaching out to make arrangements.

26 Jan 2021

A carton containing a STOP-tagged laptop and several other electronic devices was separated from its UPS shipping label in transit. UPS agent notified STOP and provided the STOP ID number printed on the Security Plate affixed to the laptop. STOP was able to quickly identify the registered owner - a large health care provider - in our database by the STOP ID. STOP immediately notified the administrator, and recovery process is underway.

21 Jan 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a backpack containing a Chromebook while riding his bike near a highway in San Antonio, Texas. The caller provided the the STOP ID Number that is printed on the Security Plate affixed to the Chromebook, which enabled STOP to identify the registered owner, a school district in San Antonio area. STOP notified the district administrator, and recovery process is underway.

19 Jan 2021

Laptop found by Police Dept. in Oregon. Owner has been contacted and is reaching out.

12 Jan 2021

Laptop found by the Chicago Transit maintenance shop. Owner has been contacted. They are taking the appropriate action to retrieve the laptop.

11 Jan 2021

A Good Samaritan and former contractor for a medical consulting firm called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to ask how she could return some loaner equipment to her former employer. The caller saw STOP's number on the STOP Security Plate affixed to one of the loaner devices.STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID in our database and notified the administrator at the firm, and recovery is underway.

11 Jan 2021

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged Chromebook in the woods near his residence in San Antonio, Texas area. STOP identified the registered owner as a school district and notified the administrator. Investigation 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.