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


4 days ago
17 Oct 2018

A former employee of a STOP client contacted STOP to re-register a laptop in his name that he claims was given to him when he left the company. STOP contacted the registered owner and confirmed that this laptop was indeed given to the former employee, and it is now free and clear for the new owner to register in his name free of charge.

17 Oct 2018

A detective at Monroe North Carolina Police Department contacted STOP to report that this laptop was found inside a carry bag in the trash by someone who contacted the police to verify ownership. STOP identified this device as belonging to a large enterprise. STOP contacted the admin team at the enterprise to verify ownership and arrange retrieval. Additional details are pending.

15 Oct 2018

Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Toll-free Recovery Hotline to report that she found a STOP-tagged iPad at a college campus event in Chicago; the device was apparently left behind by the assigned user/owner. STOP identified the device by the STOP ID Number provided by the Good Samaritan as belonging to a university in Chicago. STOP notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

11 Oct 2018

Laptop left in Enterprise Rental car at the Denver Airport. Owner has been notified.

10 Oct 2018

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 recovery hotline to report that she found two laptops that were placed in a storage bin prior to the approach of Hurricane Harvey in Brazosport Texas. STOP identified the laptops as belonging to a school district and has notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

10 Oct 2018

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 recovery hotline to report that she found two laptops that were placed in a storage bin prior to the approach of Hurricane Harvey in Brazosport Texas. STOP identified the laptops as belonging to a school district and has notified the administrator. Recovery process is underway.

9 Oct 2018

Laptop found by the Port of Portland Lost and Found. Owner has been contacted and is making arrangements to get it back.

8 Oct 2018

UPS Lost & Found called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged device was separated from its shipping carton while in transit. STOP identified the owner by the STOP ID Number provided by UPS and notified the registered owner, a school system in Baltimore, MD. Recovery process is underway.

3 Oct 2018

A laptop registered to a college library in Portland, Oregon was found by a Good Samaritan at a bus stop in Houston, Texas. Good Samaritan notified STOP, who notified the administrator at the college. Recovery process is underway.

1 Oct 2018

A STOP-tagged laptop was turned into a Staples store in Boston, Mass. area to be disposed of due to irreparable liquid damage. Staples noticed the STOP Security Plate and called STOP's 24/7 toll-free recovery hotline number to verify if this laptop was free and clear. STOP identified the owner in the secure Web-based registration database -- the owner had the laptop protected with STOP through a Boston-area university's Police Department and Information Services Department. Final disposition is pending.

25 Sep 2018

Laptop left on American Airlines flight was brought to the Lost and Found Dept at Miami International Airport. Owner is making arrangements to get it back.

21 Sep 2018

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that he found a laptop in a parking lot in Emeryville, California. STOP identified the owner in our secure online registration database by the STOP ID Number and 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.