Event: Laptop Tagging and Registration, 4/2/14

This Wednesday, there is an opportunity to register and tag your laptop.

Where: Lobby of Building 10

When: Wed., April 2, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $10 cash (no cards) or MIT Cash Object

Just as you might register a bike with the police, you can also register your laptop. Information Systems & Technology partners with MIT Police to provide STOP (Security Tracking of Office Property) tags for laptops. The tag is affixed to the device, has a unique number, and is registered with a world-wide database.

Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer of the MIT Police says that although a STOP tag is not software that can track a device via GPS or other means, it has been very effective at providing a way for lost or stolen laptops to be returned to their rightful owners.

Read laptop recovery stories here.

Learn more about laptop registration at MIT.

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One Response to Event: Laptop Tagging and Registration, 4/2/14

  1. Louise James says:

    Amazing idea, this kind of tagging should be more widespread, I have never heard of this kind of thing here in the UK.

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