April 1, 2014 1 Comment
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.