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


5 days ago
20 Oct 2021

Delta Lost & Found called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report they have a STOP-tagged laptop that was apparently lost by the user during travel and turned over to them. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large multi-national corpration, and notify their securty team. Recovery process is underway.

19 Oct 2021

24/7 Recovery Hotline to inquire about ownership status on a STOP-tagged iMac that was given to him by a friend. The STOP ID Number provided by the caller shows this old device still registered to a school district in Massachusetts. STOP notified the school admin who advised that the device has been decommissioned and is available for re-registration by the caller.

16 Oct 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a carry bag containing a school-owned laptop in the playground near an elementary school in Roanoke, VA. STOP identified the owner - a Virginia-based school system - by the STOP ID Number provided by the Good Samaritan and notified the school administrator.

12 Oct 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop inside a couch on the side of the road in Norwich, NY. STOP identified the registered owner - a nearby college - and notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

23 Sep 2021

A company-owned laptop then went missing months ago turned up at a Goodwill Store in Portland, OR area. Store manager contacted STOP after seeing the STOP Security Plate on the laptop. STOP identified the owner, a large corporate enterprise, by the STOP ID on the Plate and notified them. Recovery process is underway.

13 Sep 2021

Camcorder missing on school campus in Chicago. School admin identified the student/user who took it home. Item recovered, case closed.

13 Sep 2021

Camcorder missing on school campus in Chicago. School admin identified the student/user who took it home. Item recovered, case closed.

13 Sep 2021

A laptop was found by property manager at a resort in Isle of Palms, SC. The STOP ID on the laptop helped STOP quickly identify the registered owner, a large health care company. STOP Notified the owner, and recovery is underway.

13 Sep 2021

A school-owned laptop was found by a tenant of a building complex and turned over to property manager, who reported it to STOP. STOP ID Number quickly identified the rightful owner. STOP notified the school administrator and recovery is under way.

9 Sep 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged laptop hidden in the attic of her residence in Topeka, KS. STOP identified the registered owner by the STOP ID provided by the Good Sam, a remote-learning school system. STOP notified the adminstrator and recovery process is underway.

9 Sep 2021

Cleaning crew owner and Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop in a trash bin in Roanoke, VA. The Good Samaritan provided the STOP ID Number on the STOP Security Plate, which helped STOP quickly identify the rightful owner — a large public school system. STOP contacted the school administrator and recovery process is underway.

4 Sep 2021

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that two STOP-tagged Chromebooks were found on the side of the road in Angleton, TX. The STOP IDs on the Chromebooks identified them as belonging to a large school district in Texas. STOP notified the administrator 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.