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
12 Apr 2024

A STOP-tagged laptop was found on campus at a large Indiana-based university and turned over to campus police, who contacted STOP. We identified the laptop as registered to that campus and notified the administrator and connected with the Campus PD. Recovery process is underway.

3 Apr 2024

STOP-tagged iPad found on street and turned in to Methuen, Mass. PD, who notified STOP on our 24/7 Recovery Hotline. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate identified the registered owner, the Public Safety division of a Massachusetts-based university. STOP notified the admin, and recovery process is underway.

25 Mar 2024

Fall River, Massachusetts Police called our 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that a STOP-tagged laptop was found on the sidewalk and turned into them. The STOP ID on the Security Plate indicated this laptop belonged to a medical treatment facility based nearby. STOP notified the admin at the facility, who advised that this device had been stolen from an employee's vehicle in a smash and grab, then likely abandoned by the thief after seeing the STOP Security Plate. Recovery is underway.

15 Mar 2024

Good Samaritan at a staffing firm reported to STOP that one of their contractors returned a STOP-tagged laptop belong to one of their clients after completing is contract assignment. The STOP ID Number provided by the Good Samaritan quickly identified the registered owner, a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified the asset security team there and recovery process is underway.

14 Mar 2024

A STOP-tagged laptop was found at a consulting firm that is registered to their client company. The STOP ID Number on the Security Plate confirmed the registered owner. STOP coordinated the recovery of the laptop with the finder and owner. Case Closed!

29 Feb 2024

End user reported a STOP-tagged laptop was forgotten on an American Airlines flight. Laptop was recovered, case closed.

24 Feb 2024

The Dell laptop was left at a Trader Joe's store in Minneapolis. The store manager called STOP and we are connecting them with the middle school student family to recover it

22 Feb 2024

Good Samaritan called the STOP 24/7 Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop on the side of the road in Loveland, CO. The STOP ID shows this device registered to a large corporate enterprise. STOP notified their security team; they send a carton with shipping label to the Good Sam, who is returning the device. Case closed.

9 Feb 2024

Good Samaritan contacted the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline by email to report that he found a STOP-tagged laptop belonging to a former employer that had gotten misplaced during disruptions caused by Covid. The STOP ID Number he provided pointed back to his former employer. STOP notified the security team there and they have sent the Good Sam an electronic shipping label to return the laptop. Case closed.

9 Feb 2024

Good Samaritan called the STOP 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged laptop in her rental car. I explained to the caller that we are unable to identify the owner because he/she did not register the device in the STOP database.
In a follow-up call, the Good Sam explained she found the owner and returned the laptop. Case closed.

25 Jan 2024

Employee notified STOP she lost a company-issued laptop while traveling from Ohio to San Francisco on United Airlines. STOP notified the program administrator at her employer, security team recovered the laptop from the airline. Case closed.

24 Jan 2024

An employee of a corporate enterprise reported that a STOP-tagged Microsoft Surface laptop was lost or stolen. STOP notified the administrator at the enterprise. Laptop was recovered.

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.