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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.

Reducing Crime, Detecting Crime & Improving Safety

20 May 2021

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael, was successful in securing over £513,410 from the Safer Streets Fund and the money is being used to launch a crime prevention initiative in Merthyr Tydfil called Project Penderyn.

Virtual Distributor Conference

30 Apr 2021

While we would have much rather seen our distributors  in person, we held a Virtual Distributor Conference in  April this year instead.

Rising Cost of Catalytic Converter Theft

13 Apr 2021

This year so far, March 2021, the total theft of catalytic converters throughout the UK is already approaching last year’s total of 15,000, which itself was a 33% increase on that of 2019.

SelectaDNA In Frontline Fightback

12 Apr 2021

SelectaDNA was recently featured in an excellent item on the BBC1’s Frontline Fightback series which explores how smart technology and specialist tactics are being used to bring offenders to justice.

Kent Prioritises Acquisitive Crime

5 Apr 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent has received over £111,000 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to help prevent crime in Gillingham.

“Fantastic Way” To Protect Homes in Warrington

1 Apr 2021

New security measures have been put in place in Warrington as part of the Safer Streets scheme to tackle burglary and acquisitive crime in the Cheshire area.

Retailers in Sweden Protect Their Stock

17 Mar 2021

Haglöfs, a leading outdoor equipment retailer in Gothenburg, Sweden, has marked some of its more valuable items in store to prevent and deter theft.

Welsh Communities Benefit From Crime Prevention Kits

10 Mar 2021

Residents from two disadvantaged areas in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, are receiving crime prevention kits that will aim to deter offenders and make both communities safer.

20,000 SelectaDNA Kits To Be Deployed In ‘Safer Streets’ Campaign

2 Mar 2021

Thirty-five Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have received funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots.

Reducing Cable Theft In LA

17 Feb 2021

Following a rise in copper cable theft on commuter rail lines, LA Metro, in Los Angeles, California, has invested in two SelectaDNA products for existing lines.

Cleveland’s ‘Safe at Home’ Packs Include SelectaDNA

1 Feb 2021

A million pound makeover for some of Cleveland’s hardest hit communities is underway, overseen by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Working from Home: Top Tips to Keep Your Home Office Safe

20 Jan 2021

According to the Office for National Statistics, since April 2020 more than 46.6% of people in employment in the UK are working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. These are our 5 Top Tips to help keep you safe and productive at home.

Children Get Arty to Beat Burglars in Merthyr

5 Jan 2021

Pupils from primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil were challenged to design imaginative street signs to raise awareness of a new police crime prevention initiative from South Wales Police.

OSPA Nominee: Outstanding Security Partnership

1 Jan 2021

We are delighted to have been named finalists in the Outstanding Security Partnership category at this year’s OSPAs for not one, but TWO successful crime reduction campaigns.

How Museums & Heritage Sites Are Protecting Their Assets

3 Dec 2020

As museums across the world prepare to welcome visitors back after closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly won’t be business as usual. 

SelectaDNA is G-Cloud 12 Approved

28 Oct 2020

Secure Asset Register, powered by SelectaDNA, has been approved for the G-Cloud 12 Digital Marketplace, a government framework,

Scunthorpe Shoplifters Warned To Think Again

25 Sep 2020

Police in Scunthorpe town centre are getting tough on shoplifters by introducing a DNA marking system that can track stolen items.

Selectamark MD Named as Global Influencer In Commercial Security

21 Sep 2020

We are delighted to announce that James Brown, MD of Selectamark Security Systems plc, has been revealed as a Global Influencer in Commercial Security.

Don’t Overlook Security As We Return To Work

19 Aug 2020

Don't overlook security as more people return to work, says James Brown, MD of Selectamark Security Systems, a Secured by Design member company.

Rural Crime Has Been a Focus in Lockdown for Sussex Police

17 Jun 2020

Sussex Police has introduced a dedicated team of rural crime Police and Community Support Officers to help farmers mark their equipment, machinery and tools with SelectaDNA.

Scrap Dealers Targeted in Day of Action

2 Jun 2020

Scrap yards in Greater Manchester were visited by Network Rail, the British Transport Police and a four-legged ‘detective’ to ensure dealers are not trading stolen metal.

Operation Kapel Results in 100% Reduction in Housebreakings

6 May 2020

Police Scotland recently launched a hugely successful operation to crack down on crime in an area of Govanhill in Glasgow.