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


3 days ago
3 Dec 2019

A Good Samaritan contacted STOP through our Website to report that he found a STOP-tagged device on campus at a Boston-based university. STOP identified and notified the owner. Recovery process is underway.

2 Dec 2019

A leasing manager at an apartment complex in Roanoke Virginia called STOP's hotline to report that a laptop was found outside the complex at a bus stop. We identified this laptop as belonging to a school system in Roanoke. STOP notified the school system, and recovery process is underway.

22 Nov 2019

An enterprise-owned, STOP-tagged iPad Pro was apparently lost by an employee while traveling and was found by Delta Air Lines crew. Delta Lost & Found contacted STOP through our Website. STOP identified the rightful owner by the STOP ID Number provided and contacted them. Recovery is underway.

20 Nov 2019

A Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that she found a laptop on the street near a university hospital in Chicago, IL. The Good Sam provided the STOP ID Number, which enabled STOP to quickly identify the registered owner. STOP notified the owner, who notified STOP that this device had been stolen, and then obviously abandoned. Laptop has been recovered.

4 Nov 2019

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report he found a STOP-tagged laptop on Long Island RR commuter train, NY. STOP identified the owner by the STOP ID Number and notified the company that owns this laptop. Recovery process is underway.

21 Oct 2019

Two STOP-tagged laptops were separated from UPS shipping label in transit. UPS Lost & Found notified STOP, who identified owner. Recovery process is underway.

21 Oct 2019

Two STOP-tagged laptops were separated from UPS shipping label in transit. UPS Lost & Found notified STOP, who identified owner. Recovery process is underway.

21 Oct 2019

Passenger on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Portland Oregon called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that his backpack with his STOP-tagged laptop was accidentally taken by another passenger.
Follow-up: owner called STOP to report that the passenger contacted him, acknowledging mistake and returned backpack and laptop to owner. Case Closed!

3 Oct 2019

Manager at a pizza restaurant in Leesburg, VA called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report that someone left a laptop behind at restaurant. STOP identified the laptop by its STOP ID as belonging to an employee of a Houston-based firm. STOP notified the adminstrator at the firm, and recovery is underway.

18 Sep 2019

Good Samaritan called STOP's 24/7 Recovery Hotline to report she found a STOP-tagged laptop in front of her house in Kansas City, KS. STOP notified the registered owner, and recovery process is underway.

9 Sep 2019

A STOP-tagged laptop registered to an organization was found by a Good Samaritan and turned in to Prescott, Ariz. PD, who called STOP to verify ownership. STOP contacted the original registered owner, and is awaiting a disposition on this device.

28 Aug 2019

A company-owned laptop was apparently misplaced by the employee/user at Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Conn. It was found by CT State Police who notified STOP through our Website alert system. STOP notified the registered owner, 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.