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Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register their laptops. The HUPD offers you two ways to register your laptop: online on the HUPD website or through the STOP program.
"Good news... my laptop was returned! My friend said the laptop reappeared in his suite. I have to conclude the thief chickened out on the laptop due to the Stop Security Plate, but kept the cords and such because none of it had any kind of identification.
I cannot thank you enough for your help. Truly STOP saved a lot of important files and also my personal sanity. It was among the best 10-dollar purchases I've ever made."
—Harvard College student
The online registration is a free service provided by the HUPD. The HUPD maintains a database that stores the make, model, and serial number of your laptop. In the event of the loss or theft of the laptop, the HUPD will be able to provide you with that information, which could help facilitate the recovery of the laptop. To register your laptop online please click here.
In addition to the online registration, the second method to register your laptop is through the STOP program. The HUPD, in partnership with Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP) Inc., provides a theft prevention and recovery system. For a $10 registration fee your laptop will be registered in a database that is good for the life of the computer. Your laptop will be fitted with a unique, tamper-proof patented plate, with a barcode and indelible tattoo. You may register your laptop by bringing it to HUPD headquarters at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, to 90 Smith Street (Longwood Campus), or to other substations, or by watching for notices of periodic laptop registrations conducted at various points throughout the University. For additional information on the STOP program, visit their website at www.stoptheft.com.