ITS and DPS Offer Theft-Protection Security Plates for Student Computers
The information technology services (ITS) division and the Department of Public Safety are offering STOP Security Plates for student laptops for $10/piece.
STOP Security Plates reduce the likelihood of computer theft by marking your equipment with a highly visible ownership and warning label.
Under this label is a chemically bonded tattoo that cannot be removed alerting that the machine is "Stolen Property" and providing a 1-800 number to help trace the owner.
Along with serving as a theft deterrent, the security plate also provides a unique registration number that is logged in STOP's database so that a machine can always be identified. With this registration number, a computer can be tracked back to its rightful owner if ever unlawfully sold.
- Stolen laptops and other portable items are recovered from pawnshops, repair shops, online auction sites, police seizures and even victims of illegitimate sales.
- Experience has shown that laptops that might otherwise have been kept by the person finding it are usually returned. Eight out of every ten lost laptops are returned to the 5,000 companies worldwide that use the STOP system.
- STOP's high retrieval rate results in millions of dollars in savings for our clients.
- The STOP Security Plates can be purchased through the IT Student Service Desk, Busch Student Center, 137. To purchase through the IT Student Service Desk, students must pay by Credit Card or Billiken Bucks.
For more information, please contact the IT Student Service Desk at 314-977-4000 (extension 2) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.