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Phone Snatching Reduced by 50% in City of London

22 Feb 2024

A widespread police operation led by the City of London Police has partnered with SelectaDNA, in order to reduce phone theft following a spike in 2022.

CNH Industrial Partnership Tackles Rural Crime & GPS Theft

16 Feb 2024

CNH Industrial, a leading agricultural and construction company, has partnered with SelectaDNA to combat rural crime by providing dealerships with the option to mark tractor GPS kits at point of sale.

Cheshire Stores Install Intruder Sprays to Combat Retail Theft

8 Feb 2024

Cheshire Constabulary’s Operation Sheild initiative is providing local businesses with SelectaDNA intruder sprays to uniquely combat crime.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary Crack Down on Moped Crime

31 Jan 2024

Cambridgeshire Constabulary were called out to a report of two abandoned motorbikes in Teversham, with a Yamaha confirmed as stolen and a Honda yet to be returned to it's owner, resulting in an arrest.

SelectaDNA Tackles Rural Crime in Association with The CLA

12 Jan 2024

SelectaDNA are proud to announce their new collaboration to reduce rural crime in association with The CLA.

SelectaDNA Sponsors England Police Rugby

5 Jan 2024

SelectaDNA are proud to announce their sponsorship of England Police Rugby Union FC for the 2024 season and their South Africa tour.

SelectaDNA wins Highly Commended ‘School Estate Supplier’

20 Dec 2023

SelectaDNA are delighted to announce that it has been recognised by the 2023 Education Today Awards as a highly commended 'School Estate Supplier'.

Protecting Shipwrecks from Heritage Crime

12 Oct 2023

Artefacts from historic and archaeologically important underwater sites are being forensically marked with SelectaDNA as part of a ‘world-first’ project to give them greater protection and make them traceable.

SelectaDNA Partners With THREE To Deter ‘Shop Steaming’

21 Sep 2023

Three recently launched a new partnership with SelectaDNA, to proactively deter and prevent criminal behaviour in their stores including ‘steaming’ incidents.

Northumbria Fights Back Against Rural Crime

8 Sep 2023

More than £200,000 worth of agricultural machinery, tools and equipment has already been marked with a forensic code as part of Northumbria’s ongoing fight against rural crime.

DNA Rural Scheme Extended Following Huge Success

1 Sep 2023

A farm property marking scheme has proved so successful at reducing rural crime in areas of Scotland that leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is providing additional funding to assist rolling out the initiative in other parts of Scotland.

Selectamark Wins BSIA’s ‘SME of the Year’ Award

22 Jun 2023

Selectamark Security Systems is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious SME of the Year 2023 award at the British Security Awards.

DNA Spray Wins 'Technology' Award At Security Institute

19 Apr 2023

Selectamark Security Systems PLC is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious award at The Security Institute’s Annual Awards gala dinner (18th April).

DNA Marking Helps Slash Farm Machinery Thefts

7 Mar 2023

Farmers say they are winning the battle against agricultural machinery and equipment theft by marking it with a unique DNA coding system.

NBCC Launch Marking Initiative to Combat Commercial Tool Theft

3 Feb 2023

The National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) has partnered with Williams Trade Plumbing Supplies to hold a series of tool marking events to tackle the theft of power tools and other high value items from commercial vehicles.

Underground DNA Spray for Cable

16 Jan 2023

The deployment of SelectaDNA Container Sprays and Van Sprays has been a huge success for OpenReach, who run the UK’s digital network.

How the Met Solved Moped Crime

15 Dec 2022

In their recent ‘How We Solved It’ video series, the Met chose to feature Op Venice and the way SelectaDNA Tagging Sprays have been deployed to combat moped crime.

Tool Marking Leads to Recovery

3 Nov 2022

Wolverhampton Police is recommending the use of SelectaDNA to mark tools, especially those left in vans by tradespeople.

Wiltshire Police Lay Siege to Burglary

25 Oct 2022

Operation Siege is a new crime prevention initiative to help prevent burglary and deter opportunistic thieves operating in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Partners Against Crime

12 Oct 2022

Orbis Protect, the UK leaders in vacant property, site security and people protection services, has partnered with Selectamark to enhance their security portfolio and provide a targeted range of solutions to their customers that focus on deterring crime

Selectamark Renews SBD Membership for the 15th Year

19 Sep 2022

After 15 years of membership, Selectamark have once again renewed their membership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).

Keep Safe: New SelectaDNA Personal Defence Sprays

8 Aug 2022

The new SelectaDNA Personal Defence Hand-Held Spray complements our Defence and Tagging Spray portfolio.

Cumbria Initiative To Prevent Farm & Rural Crime

29 Jun 2022

Young farmers in Cumbria are to be offered the opportunity to play a key role in helping to keep farming and rural communities safe.

Celebrating Our 25-Year Membership Of BSIA

1 Jun 2022

Selectamark has been presented with a commemorative award to celebrate 25 years of membership of the BSIA, the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK.

Tool Theft Partnership

24 May 2022

Danish tool supplier Carl Ras has teamed up with Unisecure, SelectaDNA’s distributor in Denmark, to help prevent burglary and theft of tools in the construction industry.

Crackdown On Cat Theft In Dundee

13 May 2022

A Honda dealership in Dundee has teamed up with police to crack down on catalytic converter thefts.

What’s Next For Jewellers?

11 May 2022

High street jewellers and luxury brands are fighting back against rising crime by installing a hi-tech security system that douses fleeing robbers with an invisible, synthetic DNA solution. 

National Finalist in British Security Awards

6 May 2022

The partnership between Openreach and Selectamark has been so successful that it has been selected as a finalist in the National Partnership category at this year’s prestigious British Security Awards.

Toyota Installs Anti-Theft Package In New Cars

2 May 2022

Toyota cars are the most frequently chosen brand by customers in Poland with every fifth car registered in Poland in January 2022 being a Toyota. 

DNA Spray Tackles Dangerous Off-Road Bikers

25 Apr 2022

SelectaDNA spray was deployed on a bike in Birmingham city centre recently as traffic officers were sent out to deal with off-road bikes in Birmingham who were causing a nuisance and threatening to disrupt an organised charity bike ride in the city. 

Women's Safety Kits To Tackle Violence Against Women & Girls

14 Apr 2022

A total of £45,000 of additional funding has been secured to increase safety of women and girls at busy night-time economy hotspots in particular.

Working Closely With The Farming Community

7 Apr 2022

Dyfed Powys Police Rural Crime Team (RCT) have been busy supporting the local farming community by carrying out forensic marking on farm equipment including quads, bikes and power tools.

Making Hailsham A Safer Place To Live, Work & Visit

4 Apr 2022

Initial results from a government-funded scheme to reduce crime in Hailsham, Sussex, are ‘encouraging’, says a Conservative councillor who represents the town. 

PCC For Cheshire Commends Operation Shield

16 Mar 2022

A reduction in neighbourhood crime and proactive work undertaken by Cheshire Constabulary to help make residents and visitors to the county feel safe has been commended by Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer (pictured) during a Public S

Men’s Charity Marks Its Tools

8 Mar 2022

A community group in North Lanarkshire has undertaken a new crime prevention project that involves property marking their tools and equipment with SelectaDNA. 

Taking Action On Catalytic Converter Thefts

1 Mar 2022

Dorset Police recently took part in a national week of action against catalytic converter theft by taking steps to raise awareness of the crime, encouraging the use of SelectaDNA forensic marking to identify Cats, and cracking down on offenders. 

PSNI Launches ‘Burglar? Don’t Bother’ Campaign

28 Feb 2022

Neighbourhood Police in South Belfast have launched a new anti-burglary initiative to help residents make their homes more secure and protect their property.

Sniffer Dogs Join Fight Against Railway Metal Thieves

22 Feb 2022

Specially trained sniffer dogs are now being used to track down metal thieves who cause major delays to passengers and freight on Network Rail routes.

NFU Mutual Funds DNA Kits For Farmers

20 Jan 2022

Insurance company National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual and Lanarkshire Police have joined forces to help landowners protect their property.

SelectaDNA Domestic Violence & Abuse Solutions

28 Dec 2021

SelectaDNA are able to supply a number of solutions to tackle the growing issue of domestic  violence/abuse.

Rural Theft: GPS Systems, Quads and ATVs Targeted

15 Dec 2021

Lockdown movement restrictions, police rural crime teams, and increased farm security helped to curb crime  over the pandemic, with most parts of the UK seeing an overall decrease in cost.

Tool Marking Leads To Recovery

20 Nov 2021

Wolverhampton Police is recommending the use of SelectaDNA to mark tools, especially those left in vans by tradespeople.

Police Add To Their Crime Prevention Capabilities

2 Nov 2021

An event facilitated by the Police Crime Prevention  Academy has seen officers and staff from Norfolk  Constabulary adding to their crime prevention  capabilities to support Norfolk’s rural and farming  communities.

Marking Scottish Towns & The Borders

12 Oct 2021

Forensic property marking kits are being handed out to households in Bearsden, Glasgow, to tackle break-ins as part of Operation Delphinus.

Famous Department Store Deploys Spray

5 Oct 2021

A well-known department store in Paris is using SelectaDNA Intruder Spray to protect against shop-lifting and robbery.

Driving A Ring Around Tool And Van Theft

4 Oct 2021

SelectaDNA and Ring have teamed up to tackle the problem of van and tool theft in the UK.

Operation Yellowfin Tackles Nuisance Bikers

12 Aug 2021

Nuisance motorbikes are a concern amongst the residents of North East Lincolnshire, and Humberside Police say that those involved in this type of activity are often involved in other criminal and anti-social behaviour. 

Safer Streets Funding Is Put To Good Use

5 Jul 2021

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) across England & Wales have welcomed the news that the government will make a further £20million available to them through the Safer Streets Fund to tackle crime and prevent acquisitive crime.

DNA Tagging Spray Is New Line Of Defence

25 Jun 2021

Shop workers reported a shocking rise in violence and verbal abuse directed at them during the pandemic. However, some of these attacks could have been prevented by using products already in use by the Police called SelectaDNA Tagging Sprays.

Don’t Forget To Protect Your Shed

10 Jun 2021

After a series of thefts from garden sheds in the area, Humberside Police were out in Humberston recently promoting crime reduction strategies to local residents.