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
26 May 2023

STOP received a call on its 24/7 Recovery Hotline from an American Airlines agent reporting that a STOP-tagged laptop was left on a plane that terminated in Los Angeles International Airport. The AA agent provided the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large law firm. STOP notified the support team at the registered owner. They reached out to the end user who forgot the laptop on the plane, and recovery process is underway.

25 May 2023

A STOP-tagged laptop registered to a large industrial enterprise was found on the side of the road in Leonard, Missouri. STOP notified the registered owner, and recovery process is underway.

24 May 2023

A STOP-tagged mobile phone was found following a public event in Houston, Texas. The STOP ID on this phone shows it is registered to a corporate firm in New York City. STOP notifed the registered owner, and verification and recovery process is underway.

17 May 2023

Received a call from a health care facility in OH that found a laptop that didn't belong to them. Owner has contacted them and is making arrangements to get it back.

17 May 2023

We received a call from Lost and Found Dept at the Miami International Airport about a laptop that was found.Owner has retrieved laptop.

16 May 2023

Lost & Found agent at Portland International Airport called our 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged Chromebook was turned into them after being forgotten at checkpoint by traveler. Agent provided the unique STOP ID Number printed on the STOP Security Plate, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a nearby educational institution. STOP notified the administrator there and recovery process is underway.

10 May 2023

A police officer at Manchester, CT PD called our 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop on the side of the road in early morning hours. He also reported there were multiple smash-and-grab vehicle thefts in the area overnight. This laptop was apparently stolen then abandoned by the thief after thief noticed the STOP Security Plate, which virutually eliminates illicit resale value. STOP notified the owner, a large national industrial enterprise, and recovery process is underway.

1 May 2023

School owned laptop found by Marshall County TN police. Owner has been contacted and will make arrangements to get it back.

1 May 2023

A student at a school in South Chicago, Illinois found a STOP-tagged laptop on the street and turned it over to his Dean of Students. An administrator at the school notified STOP, who identified the registered owner, a large medical organization, by the STOP ID Number provided by the administrator. STOP notified the registered owner and recovery process is underway.

21 Apr 2023

Good Samaritan called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop. the STOP ID Number provided by the caller indicated this laptop was disposed of by the previously registered owner. This item is free & clear.

18 Apr 2023

FedEx Lost & Found agent called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report they recovered a STOP-tagged laptop inside a sealed carton that was missing a FedEx shipping label. Agent provided the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner, a large healthcare enterprise. STOP notified the administrator, and recovery process is underway.

17 Apr 2023

A FedEx agent called STOP’s 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was separated from its shipping label in transit. The agent provided the STOP ID Number on laptop, which helped STOP identify the registered owner, a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified the investigative team at the enterprise, 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.