In 2014, there were around 3.7 million home burglaries in the United States alone. Even with modern security measures, there were around 5,000 financial institutions robbed for more than $30 million in 2011. Surveillance cameras are a great first step to help catch criminals after the fact, but they still don’t help recover valuable stolen items. Alarm systems can provide a deterrent to prospective thieves and notify authorities about a break-in, but oftentimes they do not offer any means of identifying the intruder or linking the criminal to the crime scene. However, thanks to SelectaDNA and SafeT Systems, there is now a security solution that allows victims of robberies identify those involved in the crime, recover stolen items, and also deter potential burglars.
This groundbreaking system, called Advanced Forensic Marking, has been used for the last decade in over 30 different countries, mostly in Europe, with unprecedented success. In Manchester, England, burglary has been reduced by 83% due to the SelectaDNA forensic marking system. There are two aspects to the forensic marking system. The first is a liquid marker which can be applied to valuable equipment or assets, and can be easily seen under UV light. The second part is an intruder spray system that emits a spray that will coat thieves, and link them directly to the crime scene.
With the DNA asset marking system, users mark valuable items with a special DNA liquid, uniquely coded to each individual customer or company. Users can then register their specific code on SelectaDNA’s database, which can be accessed by law enforcement authorities anytime, anywhere, making this an ideal product for schools, businesses, and other organizations to protect valuable equipment. In addition to the specific DNA code, the marking is also equipped with tiny microdots that can be viewed under a microscope, to provide an alternative way to identify a product.
SelectaDNA also offers a DNA intruder spray system, ideal for protecting businesses against robbery and burglary. DNA sprayers are placed at all entry points of a building and when activated, coat intruders with DNA spray. It is activated by the existing alarm, and can also be triggered by panic button. Once armed, the intruder is sprayed with a forensic solution including a DNA code specific to that building. This solution is visible under UV light, and police can acquire traces of the DNA marker from skin, hair or clothing. The harmless spray solution can stay on an offender or their clothing for up to 7 weeks, directly connecting them to the crime. Simply displaying signs warning that your business is protected by SelectaDNA technology can cause criminals to move on to another target. Criminals understand that DNA evidence can directly link them to crime scenes, or the items they’ve stolen. Installing an intruder spray system is the best way to deter thieves from ever targeting your business.
The SelectaDNA technology is new to the United States, and SafeT Systems is the first and currently only authorized dealer in the country. In addition to offering and installing the intruder spray system, SafeT Systems will also offer the DNA forensic marking system for home, business, and school use. If you would like to know more about how the system works or how it can be personalized for your unique needs, please visit SelectaDNA and call us today!