Event: Laptop Tagging and Registration, May 6th

Come next week to Lobby 10 to register and tag your laptop. This is the last opportunity to do so this semester!

Where: Lobby of Building 10
When: Wed., May 6th, 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

How to pay: $10 cash (no cards) or MIT Cost 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.

Capt. 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 recovery stories here of laptops with STOP tags.

Laptop tagging and registration takes a break during the summer and we will post the next laptop tagging session when available. Laptop registration at MIT.

EVENT: Laptop Tagging and Registration, April 1st

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

Where: Lobby of Building 10

When: Wed., April 1st, 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

Cost: $10 cash (no cards) or MIT Cost 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.

Capt. 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 recovery stories here of laptops with STOP tags.

Learn more about laptop registration at MIT. The next laptop tagging session is on May 6th, 2015.

Laptop Tagging & Registration Today

Where: In Stata, student street
When: Tuesday, June 17 (today) from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $10 cash (no cards) or MIT Cash Object

Bring your laptop to Stata today to get it tagged and registered. 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.

EVENT: Laptop Tagging and Registration on Wed. 5/7

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

Where: Lobby of Building 10
When: Wed., May 7, 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.

Event: Laptop Tagging and Registration, 3/5/14

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

Where: Lobby of Building 10
When: Wed., March 5, 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.

EVENT: Laptop Tagging & Registration, Nov. 6

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

Where: Lobby of Building 10

When: November 6, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $10 cash only or MIT Cash Object

Just as you might register a bike with the police, you can also register your laptop. Information Services & Technology partners with MIT Police to provide STOP 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.

For example, a laptop that was stolen from a MIT student last year turned up at a Boston homeless shelter. When one of the residents of the shelter tried to sell the laptop to another resident, a person working at the shelter noticed and intervened. He called the number on the STOP tag that was attached to the laptop. The owner was eventually tracked down via the MIT Police. When he got the call from the police, he was surprised; he thought the laptop was gone forever.

Read more laptop recovery stories here.

Learn more about laptop registration at MIT.

EVENT: Laptop Registration, First Week in September

There are two dates coming up in September to register and tag your laptop:

Where: Kresge Lobby
When: September 3, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where: Stata Student Street
When: September 4, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Cost: $10 cash only

Just as you might register a bike with the police, you can also register your laptop. Information Services & Technology partners with MIT Police to provide STOP 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.

For example, a laptop that was stolen from a MIT student last year turned up at a Boston homeless shelter. When one of the residents of the shelter tried to sell the laptop to another resident, a person working at the shelter noticed and intervened. He called the number on the STOP tag that was attached to the laptop. The owner was eventually tracked down via the MIT Police. When he got the call from the police, he was surprised; he thought the laptop was gone forever.

Read more laptop recovery stories here.

Learn more about laptop registration at MIT.