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


12 hours ago
20 Aug 2018

A laptop was left at the Wood Spring Suite in Conroe TX. It has been retrieved.

17 Aug 2018

A Boston-based university employee called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she left her university-issued laptop in a taxi cab Thursday August 16, 2018 at around 3:30 PM Eastern time. Good Samaritan cab driver saw the STOP Security Plate and turned the laptop over to the university. Case closed.

11 Aug 2018

TSA at Houston International Airport called stop 24 7 Recovery hotline to report that a traveler's left his company owns Dell Latitude at the checkpoint. StST identified and notified the owner. Recovery process is underway.

10 Aug 2018

Airline traveler called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he inadvertently swapped his laptop with another traveler's at San Francisco International Airport. The traveler provided the STOP ID Number that was affixed to the other traveler's laptop. STOP identified the owner in STOP's registration database -- a college in California. STOP confirmed with the program administrator at the college that one of their employees indeed had the other traveler's laptop. Recovery process is underway.

2 Aug 2018

A Good Samaritan found a STOP-tagged laptop on the street in Sacramento, California, and notified STOP through our LiveChat service. While the LiveChat session was still active, STOP verified the registered owner, contacted them, and helped arrange recovery process.

31 Jul 2018

Father called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he has a laptop that he believes his daughter stole from a school system. Recovery process is underway.

25 Jul 2018

A university-owned laptop was apparently lost/misplaced by its owner/user and found by a Good Samaritan and turned in to Medford, OR PD. University administrator has been contacted. Recovery process is underway.

19 Jul 2018

A STOP-tagged device was apparently lost on a university campus in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was found by a Good A STOP-tagged device was apparently lost on a university campus in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was found by a Good Samaritan who turned it over to the university security services team who notified STOP. Recovery process is underway.

13 Jul 2018

A staffer's university-owned iPad was stolen on campus in Indiana. The thief was apparently discouraged by the STOP Plate on the device and abandoned it. A Good Samaritan found the iPad and turned over to University Police, who called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline. STOP notified the STOP program administrator at the university and recovery process is underway.

28 Jun 2018

A Good Samaritan taxi driver called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a laptop bag containing a STOP-tagged laptop and a non-tagged tablet on a bench outside Orlando International Airport. The bag was obviously forgotten by an employee of the company that supplied his/her laptop. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID provided by the Good Samaritan and notified the registered owner. Recovery process is underway.

20 Jun 2018

Recovered during a search warrant search of a residence. Owner notified.

12 Jun 2018

Good Samaritan found a STOP-tagged laptop on the street in Portland, OR and notified STOP through our Website alert system. STOP notified the registered owner, 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.