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S.T.O.P. Plates Now Available at Matador Bookstore

September 9, 2013

Matador BookstorePhoto from the Matador Bookstore

"CSUN Police Department (PD) is selling Security Tracking of Office Property (S.T.O.P.), a theft deterrent plate for electronic devices, for the first time ever in the Matador Bookstore.

Since S.T.O.P.’s inception in 2006, the plates were only available for purchase at PD headquarters and at the campus police substation on Zelzah Avenue adjacent to campus.

The plates are sold and installed by the CSUN PD for $10. Students, faculty, and staff can participate in this program by buying a plate to discourage theft.

Users can also install the plates themselves by purchasing an installation kit through S.T.O.P.’s website for $20.

'We want to be sure to have something in place that can help students, faculty and staff with [protecting] electronic equipment,' said CSUN Police Chief Anne Glavin. 'Most students pay good money for this equipment. It’s not something that you want to go out and buy again.'

The plates are designed to alert potential thieves that the device is registered with the national S.T.O.P. database. The database contains the identifiable information of a user’s registered device, such as an address and telephone number, and the device’s unique serial number, make, model and type."

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