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DNA Surge Helps Secure 45 Years For ATM Gas Attack Gang

3 Dec 2019

Five men have been jailed for over 45 years after a series of cash machine explosion burglaries.

Kelly Fleet Services Use DNA To Protect Vans

7 Nov 2019

The Kelly Group, a leading telecommunications and utilities service provider, have adopted the use of SelectaDNA to mark and protect hundreds of its fleet of commercial vehicles from theft and damage.

Hi-Tech Weapon Against Rioters

15 Oct 2019

French political magazine L’Express ran a story about SelectaDNA Tagging Spray being used to supplement the tear gas and water cannons deployed by French police when the recent ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in Paris took a violent turn.

Reducing Crime On The London North Western Route

14 Oct 2019

The UK’s rail network is designed to fail safe, which means that when a cable is cut trains are brought to a standstill. This protects passengers but can lead to lengthy, frustrating delays while the problem is found and fixed safely.

From the Catwalk...

10 Oct 2019

One of the world’s top fashion houses and luxury retailer Chanel has had SelectaDNA Intruder Spray fitted at two London stores following an attempted smash & grab and a ram raid at the newly-restored Walton Street boutique.

...To The High Street

7 Oct 2019

22 Boots stores across the West Midlands, Yorkshire, Southampton and Bristol have had SelectaDNA Intruder Spray installed so that they are now fully protected across shopfront windows and all access points.

Queen's Award

19 Sep 2019

A Neighbourhood Watch group that has been using SelectaDNA to deter burglaries in the Wycombe District of Buckinghamshire since 2012, has been honoured for its services to the community.

DNA Surge Helps Identify ATM Gas Attack Gang

11 Sep 2019

A Manchester gang that netted more than £400k via a series of ATM gas attacks, has been arrested as they prepared to attack a Post Office in Oldham.

Approved As Motor Members

10 Sep 2019

Following close links with the motor trade over many years, we were recently approved as members of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK.  

53% Reduction In Moped-Enabled Crime In London

9 Sep 2019

New tactics from the Metropolitan Police Service to tag offenders committing moped-enabled crime in London have played a major role in its significant reduction. 

Honoured To Become Crown Commercial Service Supplier

5 Sep 2019

Selectamark Security Systems plc is now a Crown Commercial Service Supplier (CCS).

Stolen Garden Tools Recovered

26 Aug 2019

Garden machinery and tools stolen from a private school in Surrey have been recovered due to the fact that they were securely labelled and registered on our Secure Asset Register (SAR).

Thousands Of Mobikes Marked To Deter Theft

23 Aug 2019

Around 4,000 Mobikes in London are being marked with SelectaDNA in order to keep a handle on bike theft by acting as a deterrent to thieves.

Defence Spray Shortlisted For Risk Management Award

21 Aug 2019

We are delighted to be shortlisted for CIR Magazine's Risk Management Awards. We have been nominated for the Public Safety Award for our work with UK Police and private security staff .

Success At The British Security Awards

12 Jul 2019

We were proud to scoop a prestigious award at the 2019 BSIA British Security Awards held in London this week.

City of London Police Mark & Register Commuter’s Motorbikes

27 Jun 2019

SelectaDNA recently teamed up with The City of London Police, City of London Corporation, London Fire Brigade and the Motorcycle Industry Association for #SafeCityBiker events in London.

SelectaDNA Shortlisted For BSIA Award

7 Jun 2019

We’re delighted to be a finalist at this year’s British Security Awards. SelectaDNA has been shortlisted in the Innovative Security Project category.

New Asset Protection For The UK’s Digital Network

24 May 2019

Openreach, which runs the UK’s digital network, has chosen a new way to protect tens of thousands of assets being used by its field engineers.

Added Confidence For Commercial Guards

8 May 2019

Security contractor Venture Security Management is using SelectaDNA Defence Spray to deter and prevent personal attacks on staff and criminal behaviour towards them.

Halting The Movement Of Illegal Waste

22 Apr 2019

The Environment Agency has visited waste sites in Scunthorpe and Essex to mark baled waste with SelectaDNA Trace to prevent it being moved on illegally to somewhere it shouldn’t go.

Partnership Team Are Stamping Out Crime

16 Apr 2019

Strange markings have been appearing on pavements around Sutton Coldfield as police attempt to counter a rise in burglaries in the town.

Top Security For Secret Nuclear Bunker

10 Apr 2019

Equipment and instrumentation from a Cold War nuclear bunker which aimed to detect a deadly attack and warn the public has been security marked with SelectaDNA to protect it for posterity.

Easter Warning For Nuisance Bikers From Durham Police

9 Apr 2019

Nuisance bikers can expect a personalised card from Durham Police this Easter, warning repeat offenders they risk serious consequences should they illegally ride again.

Essex Police Catch Moped Offender Who Wouldn’t Stop

2 Apr 2019

Essex Police have been using SelectaDNA tagging spray as part of their highly successful operation against dangerous moped and motorbike riders.

How SelectaDNA Is Helping Police To Catch Criminals By Tagging Offenders With DNA Spray

22 Mar 2019

SelectaDNA has become one of the main weapons for police officers in the fight against thieves, burglars and moped gangs. MD James Brown talks to Dan Robinson of Compelo about how DNA spray is a “criminal’s worst nightmare.”

Housing Group Protects Work Vans Against Criminal Damage

21 Mar 2019

Housing group Berneslai Homes in conjunction with Barnsley Council are now working with SelectaDNA to protect their work vans against theft, break-ins and criminal damage.

Nuisance Biker Caught By Using DNA Tagging Spray

18 Mar 2019

A nuisance biker has been caught by Durham Constabulary using SelectaDNA's unique DNA tagging spray.

Durham Constabulary Launch DNA Tagging Spray Against Nuisance Riders

8 Mar 2019

A DNA tagging spray will be used by police in Durham to target illegal off-road bikers. The SelectaDNA spray can be used on offenders who refuse to stop for police.

Keeping Crossrail Safe: No Thefts In Nine Months

13 Feb 2019

SelectaDNA Trace is being used as part of an ongoing initiative to mark high value rail cable and tools on a stretch of the new Crossrail line.

Protective Marking On Wreck Sites

30 Jan 2019

Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine to develop two products for forensically marking protected wreck sites.

Convenient Way To Protect Staff & Stock

15 Jan 2019

SelectaDNA is being used to protect a busy convenience store after it became a target for low-level crime

On Guard Against Retail & Business Crime

8 Jan 2019

Robbers and burglars targeting retailers and businesses in areas of Greater Manchester will be showered with an incriminating DNA spray which could put them behind bars.

DNA Tagging Spray Reduces Incidents Of Motorbike Crime By 70%

17 Dec 2018

Arming Northumbia Police with the new DNA tagging spray has seen the number of nuisance motorbike rider incidents plummet in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

North Yorkshire Police Launches "Effective & Safe" Spray Tactic Against Moped Offenders

12 Dec 2018

North Yorkshire Police is the latest force to use SelectaDNA tagging spray to target those who ride mopeds and off-road motorcycles in an illegal or anti-social manner.

SelectaDNA Is Shortlisted For 2 OSPAs

11 Dec 2018

We are delighted that we have made the shortlist for 2 OSPAs for our work in reducing moped crime with SelectaDNA Tagging & Defence Sprays.

How Police Are Using DNA Tagging Spray To Catch Moped Criminals

9 Dec 2018

The latest offender to fall foul of the Metropolitan Police’s new tactic against moped gangs is Mohammad Khaleghi, who was sprayed with DNA tagging spray as he rode his moped dangerously in London.

First BID Deploys DNA Defence Spray To Protect Jewellery Stores

26 Nov 2018

Lichfield BID in Staffordshire, is taking innovative measures to protect its jewellery store members by being the first BID to use a new DNA offender marking spray to deter robberies and smash & grab raids committed by travelling criminal groups.

DNA Spray Tactic Helps Moped Crime Drop 44% Across London

23 Nov 2018

Intensive proactive policing and engagement by the Metropolitan Police, together with the deployment of a range of tactics including a DNA tagging spray, has resulted in a reduction of 44% in moped crime across London.

Liverpool Fans Won’t Walk Alone

9 Nov 2018

A new security measure is being introduced at Liverpool Football Club that will protect fans and visitors and keep trouble-makers away on match days and all year round.

Bonfire Night: Tagging Spray Tactic To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

4 Nov 2018

There will be a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour from Edinburgh Police who are set to use a variety of tactics including DNA tagging spray to tackle any trouble in the city on Bonfire Night.

Prison For Moped Criminals Tagged With DNA Spray

24 Oct 2018

Two men who were sprayed with SelectaDNA Tagging Spray after committing phone snatches on a moped and engaging police in a high-speed pursuit across London have each been sentenced to over two years in prison.

Proud Winners At The Australian OSPAs

23 Oct 2018

Our colleagues down under were proud winners at this year’s Australian OSPAs for Best Security Partnership.

Robbers Risk All As DNA Spray Technology Hits Casino

22 Oct 2018

A casino in Ireland is using SelectaDNA Intruder Spray to protect their staff, customers and premises from robbery, theft and burglary.

DNA Tagging Spray Helps Reduce Moped Crime in London Boroughs By 60%

10 Oct 2018

Moped crime in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington has fallen by more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Victim Welcomes Use Of DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray To Combat Off-Road Bike Crime

8 Oct 2018

A new police initiative aimed at tackling off-road motorbikes and anti-social behaviour has been praised by a victim who has been plagued by the problem for years.

Police Praise 60% Reduction In Edinburgh Motorcycle Crime

4 Oct 2018

Police Scotland have praised an ongoing partnership approach to tackling motorcycle crime in Edinburgh which has led to a significant reduction of 60% in offences.

Northumbria Police Is Latest Force To Deploy DNA Spray Against Off Road Bikers

21 Sep 2018

An innovative DNA spray which can ‘tag’ offenders and link them to unsolved crimes is being trialled by Northumbria Police. Officers in Sunderland and South Tyneside are carrying canisters containing SelectaDNA tagging spray as part of a crackdown on

Elite Protection At JD Sports

18 Sep 2018

Trainer and sports fashion retailer JD Sports is set to use the latest SelectaDNA Defence Spray Elite to deter thieves and protect against steaming and shoplifting.

Met Police Tags Moped Offenders With DNA Spray During Pursuit

20 Aug 2018

Two males, who were sprayed with a DNA tagging spray by Met Police during a lengthy moped pursuit through east and south London, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

Danish Govt Confirms Burglary Reduction Stats

17 Aug 2018

A report from Denmark’s Ministry of Justice officially confirms that SelectaDNA forensic property marking reduces the risk of burglaries by at least 25% when proper deterrent signage is displayed.