|STOP tag service is not being offered as the IS&T Service Desk in E17 IT is not currently staffed.|
- On this page:
- Q: Where and when can I have equipment tagged?
- Q: Is there a fee to have equipment tagged?
- Q: What devices can I have tagged?
- Q: What information do I provide at the registration?
- Q: What happens if I want to sell or transfer ownership of the computer?
- Q: Does this registration provide any geo-tracking? Does the tag have a GPS chip?
- Q: Can I register a device for someone else?
- Q: Have devices been successfully recovered?
- Q: Who administers the program?
- Q: How do I determine the serial number of a computer using the OS?
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This is a service to tag and register laptop computers and electronic devices. This loss prevention measure is a visible deterrent to theft. Take a look at the product page to see the results.
|The STOP Tag is permanent. Once, applied it takes 24 hours for the adhesive to cure. It then takes up to 800 pounds of pressure to remove the tag. If removed, it leaves a permanent tattoo stating "Stolen Property". The tag cannot be removed by IS&T or STOP.|
A: STOP tagging is currently not being performed by as the IS&T Service Desk walk-in IT help desk is not currently staffed.
A: No, there is no fee per item tagged.
A: The tags are primarily intended for laptop computers, and large tablets (e.g. iPads). It may be possible to tag other devices (e.g. projectors), but the device must have a flat surface of at least 3"x 3" in order to affix the tag. We generally cannot tag iPhones, digital cameras, etc.
A: We will record the serial number for the device, and contact information to reach you when a stolen device is recovered.
A: Registration information can be updated or transferred to a new owner by contacting the central registration organization at https://www.stoptheft.com/ See complete details at the page:https://www.stoptheft.com/support/securityplatefaq#usedreregister
A: No, the label provides a deterrent to thieves by identifying the device with an indelible mark, but it does not provide location tracking.
A: Yes. As long as you can provide accurate contact information for the owner, anyone can register a device.
A: Yes. You can find additional information at the Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP) of Norwalk, CT website
Open a command prompt (by choosing the Command Prompt item from the Start menu, or typing cmd in the Start menu's "Run" box), and type the following:
Note: Windows 10 users may get to the Command Prompt by right clicking on Start button, or by typing "cmd" on Start screen to search it.
Open the Terminal application and type:
Open a shell and type:
Note: The user will need to have root access to the system.
- Theft Deterrents
- Internal page for IS&T Staff: [hd:Organizing Laptop Tagging and Registration]