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.

EVENT: Laptop Tagging & Registration, Wednesday Dec. 4

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

Where: Stata Student Street (Bldg. 32, Ground level)

When: December 4, 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.

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, October 2nd

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

Where: Lobby of Building 10

When: October 2, 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.

April 3: MIT Police Provides Laptop Tagging

This week the MIT Police is providing laptop STOP tagging and registration. STOP tags are a loss prevention measure and are a visual deterrent to thieves.

Time & Location:

12:00 – 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3
In the Stata Student Street, booth 2.

Bring your laptop and $10 cash or cost object code. No TechCash, checks or cards are accepted.

More information on laptop tagging and registration can be found here.

Next laptop tagging event is Wednesday, March 6

On March 6, 11:00am – 1:30pm, laptop registration will be in E17-121

This Wednesday, MIT Police is providing an opportunity to tag and register laptop computers and electronic devices.

When registering your device, it receives a STOP tag. This loss prevention measure is a visible deterrent to theft. Take a look at this video to see the results. Each tag costs $10. Cash or a G/L account is accepted (no TechCash).

Details of this service and all upcoming dates and locations are listed here.