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DNA Spray Kick-Starts Solution To Scrambler Crime

25 Jul 2017

The anti-social riding of scrambler bikes continues to cause problems across the UK, and West Yorkshire Police are the latest force to be deploying the SelectaDNA Defence Spray as a new and effective strategy to deal with offenders.

Arrests In Norway After Construction Theft In Denmark

14 Jul 2017

Three people from Romania were arrested in Oslo in possession of suspected stolen goods. The police checked the items for SelectaDNA markings and found DNA-coded microdots on them.

Cumbria Police Launch Traceable Scheme To Tackle Livestock Theft

10 Jul 2017

Cumbria Police and farmers are taking a joint approach in a bid to tackle sheep theft. Officers will work with farmers to launch a forensic marking scheme that will see a traceable solution – supplied by SelectaDNA – applied to livestock.

Operation Scrambler Deploys DNA Spray To Track Off-Road Bikers

6 Jul 2017

A new crime fighting tool is being used to crack down on the illegal use of scrambler bikes in Widnes, Cheshire. Police are using the SelectaDNA Defence spray to try to catch the culprits.

Beach Patrol Helps Avoid Marine Crime Wave

14 Jun 2017

Holidaymakers and residents in Tendring in Essex can rest assured this summer that its Beach Patrol will have their boats and lifesaving equipment safely protected by a new scheme to deter marine theft.

On The Trail Of Livestock & Horse Thieves

12 Jun 2017

Following the widespread success of SelectaDNA being used in Cheshire Constabulary’s Operation Shield, a DNA tagging system has been developed by SelectaDNA for use on livestock and horses.

Race Debut For SelectaDNA Swift

9 Jun 2017

SelectaDNA is being introduced for the first time to the motor racing community through a partnership with Red Rose Racing.

Safe Security Partnership

31 May 2017

SelectaDNA has teamed up with Insafe, the leading British safe manufacturer, to bring their customers a comprehensive security solution to protect their jewellery and valuables.

Irish First: Topaz Trials DNA Spray To Protect Service Stations

26 May 2017

Topaz, the largest fuel and convenience brand in Ireland, is linking up with SelectaDNA to trial the DNA Spray system at several of its service stations.

Shield’s Success Celebrated: 6,300 Rural Homes Protected

10 May 2017

The success of Cheshire Police’s highly successful anti-burglary campaign Operation Shield, which uses SelectaDNA to protect rural communities, has been celebrated at a recent event.

DNA Farm Protection In NZ

3 May 2017

Tackling rural crime using SelectaDNA is a key focus for police in the Clutha district of New Zealand following the recent appointment of Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley to a new role as Area Response Manager.

New Police Partnership With Costain Bypasses Crime

24 Apr 2017

Thousands of homes and businesses near a new bypass in rural Cheshire are being protected from burglary thanks to the use of forensic marking in an innovative partnership between Cheshire Constabulary and construction company Costain.

Helping To Improve Quality Of Life

5 Apr 2017

An initiative using SelectaDNA to tackle a burglary hotspot in Blyth, Northumberland, has been implemented to improve the neighbourhood and reduce the number of burglaries.

School Break-Ins Reduced By More Than 70%

3 Apr 2017

Break-ins at over 60 schools in Wolverhampton have plummeted by more than 70% following the use of DNA forensic marking kits to protect valuable ICT equipment from theft.

Protecting The Heart Of The Community

27 Mar 2017

A team of Community First Reponders has joined forces with a British Heart Foundation charity to protect public access defibrillators in the New Forest from theft.

Police Take New DNA Action To Tackle Burglars

19 Mar 2017

Police are stepping up action to tackle burglars by using SelectaDNA marking kits in the Whitley Bay and North Shields areas of North Tyneside

NZ Police Supply DNA Marking To Repeat Burglary Victims

3 Mar 2017

A New Zealand man who has been burgled twice has been given a SelectaDNA forensic marking kit to protect his belongings.

World First: Scrambler Bikers Sentenced After DNA Spray ID

13 Feb 2017

Two men have been sentenced in Merseyside as a direct result of using a new DNA defence spray, adopted by the Police to identify offenders on scrambler bikes.

More Arrests For Operation Shield

9 Feb 2017

More arrests have been made thanks to Cheshire Police’s Operation Shield, which uses SelectaDNA to protect homes and businesses across the county.

DNA Used For London Underground Protection

6 Feb 2017

Unauthorised movement of live line detector boxes from one site to another has been curbed by Transport for London (TfL), after SelectaDNA was used to mark the valuable voltage tester devices to keep better track of their location.

Danish Police Secure Supermarket Conviction With DNA Spray

2 Feb 2017

Discount supermarket group Rema 1000 is rolling out the SelectaDNA Spray system to deter robbery at all of its stores in Denmark.

Selectamark Appoints Vehicle Security Expert To Drive Down Crime

18 Jan 2017

Selectamark is delighted to announce that vehicle security expert Simon Ashton has joined the company as Vehicle Industry Liaison.

Special Offer For Church Protection

12 Jan 2017

SelectaDNA have joined forces with Trinitas Church Insurance Services to offer churches a SelectaDNA kit to mark and protect valuable and vital metal infrastructure such as lead roofs.

Gel Stops Theft & Damage Of Ticket Machines

11 Jan 2017

Sixty-five ticket machines in Slovenia have been marked with SelectaDNA Gel to stop theft and damage.

Cable Network Across France Protected From Theft

4 Jan 2017

French telecoms group Orange has chosen SelectaDNA to protect its entire cable network from theft.

Don’t Leave Gifts For Thieves This Christmas

20 Dec 2016

Burglaries and thefts traditionally rise over the festive season so it is vital that you don’t get complacent or lax with your home security.

Top Tips For Safer Festive Shopping

20 Dec 2016

Opportunist thieves could be trying to get their hands on the expensive Christmas presents you have invested so heavily in and even target you while you are out shopping.

DNA Spray Puts Burglar Away

19 Dec 2016

A man has been arrested by West Midlands Police and sentenced to 20 weeks in prison after he was sprayed with incriminating SelectaDNA Spray during a burglary at a convenience store in Birmingham.

UK Police-First: DNA Spray Secures Arrest Of Scrambler Bike Criminals

15 Dec 2016

In a dramatic first for UK police, two men have been arrested in Merseyside as a direct result of using SelectaDNA Defence Spray to identify offenders on scrambler bikes as part of Operation Brookdale.

London Bridge BID Uses DNA Scheme To Reduce Burglary & Protect Property

1 Dec 2016

Team London Bridge, the Business Improvement District (BID) for the London Bridge area, has introduced a new SelectaDNA scheme to protect its business community from crime.

Christmas Operation: Police Use DNA Spray To Catch Merseyside Shop Burglars

21 Nov 2016

Merseyside Police are using the SelectaDNA Intruder Spray as part of a new operation to mark out burglars targeting shops across Merseyside in the run-up to Christmas

Introducing Ronnie: SelectaDNA’s Newest Canine Recruit

7 Nov 2016

In partnership with Search Dogs UK and due to increased demand to assist with police operations, forensic marking company Selectamark can now offer a second SelectaDNA search dog.

Scrambler Bike Update: More Arrests, Seizures & Raids This Month

21 Oct 2016

Seventeen people have been arrested and 17 scrambler bikes seized (since early October) by Merseyside Police in an operation which is also using SelectaDNA to identify scrambler bike gangs causing chaos in the city.

Operation Shield To Cover 5,000 More Rural Properties

6 Oct 2016

Cheshire Police’s successful anti-burglary campaign Operation Shield will be rolled out to more than 5,000 properties in rural communities over a 12-month period starting next week (October 10).

SelectaDNA Being Used By Surrey Police To Help Reduce Domestic Burglary

5 Oct 2016

Burglars are being warned that Surrey Police is homing in on them as the force distributes thousands of forensic marking kits for householders to use in a bid to stop crime.

Rural Watch Scheme Spreads Across Fife

28 Sep 2016

A Rural Watch scheme that promotes the use of SelectaDNA to deter rural crime was recently launched by Police Scotland, in association with NFU Scotland, across the county of Fife.

Crimestoppers Supports SelectaDNA In Drive To Reduce Burglaries Across UK

6 Sep 2016

In order to help make communities across the UK safer, Crimestoppers, the independent crime-fighting charity is now supporting the theft and burglary deterrent, SelectaDNA.

Forensic Spray Tackles Burglaries In Merseyside

31 Aug 2016

Police are using forensic spray in a bid to tackle burglaries in the town of St Helens, Merseyside.

Securitas Partnership Protects University

19 Aug 2016

SelectaDNA has entered a new partnership with Securitas, one of the UK’s largest security providers, and the University of Hertfordshire.

German Telephone Cable Marked

16 Aug 2016

Deutsche Telekom has marked 22km of copper telephone cable with SelectaDNA. The cable is being installed as part of a major new construction site in Hannover, Germany.

SelectaDNA Use In Denmark Spreads

12 Aug 2016

More than 1 in 5 districts in Denmark are now using SelectaDNA including the municipality of Slagelse, which is using it to protect school equipment, public buildings and libraries.

PSNI Anti-Burglary Scheme Launches in 9 Neighbourhood Watch Areas

11 Aug 2016

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland recently attended the launch of a new anti-burglary campaign using SelectaDNA forensic marking kits.

Livestock Recovered Thanks To DNA Marking

5 Aug 2016

Three calves that were stolen from a farm in Barbados have been recovered by police due to the fact that they were marked with SelectaDNA.

Danish Police: DNA Spray ‘Effective At Preventing Robbery’

3 Aug 2016

According to a report released by Danish national police force Rigspolitiet, SelectaDNA Spray, used as an anti-theft measure by banks, supermarkets and other companies, is proving effective at deterring potential robbers from carrying out crimes.

Tackling Rural Crime With DNA This Summer

1 Aug 2016

As part of an initiative to tackle rural crime, Thames Valley Police are offering SelectaDNA security marking for up to five large pieces of equipment such as ride-on mowers, tractors, trailers and large garden petrol-powered equipment over the summer.

Police Driving Simulator Marked With DNA Vehicle Kit

28 Jul 2016

A driving simulator belonging to West Midlands Police has been marked with the SelectaDNA Vehicle Marking Kit to deter theft and protect its contents from being stolen.

Police Scotland Unveil Latest DNA Crime Prevention Campaign

27 Jul 2016

Police Scotland has unveiled SelectaDNA as their latest tool in the fight against housebreaking and property theft.

Safe As Houses In France

25 Jul 2016

Estate agency Immobiliere 3F is the latest French company to use SelectaDNA Spray to deter robbery from its shops.

Danish Churches Protected From Metal Theft

21 Jul 2016

Around 20 churches in Denmark that have already been targeted for metal theft are now using SelectaDNA to protect valuables such as copper piping, iron lamps and ornate metal chairs.

Police Use DNA Spray In Scrambler Bike Crackdown

11 Jul 2016

Merseyside Police is using SelectaDNA Spray to track down offenders involved in the illegal and nuisance use of off-road bikes as part of Operation Brookdale.