POLICE in Derbyshire are helping a local charity protect itself from burglary by marking vital equipment with SelectaDNA.
Greenaway Workshop for the Disabled is based in Matlock and gives adults with disabilities an occupation suited to their individual needs. The workshop offers repair services and a printing facility.
The charity’s committee wanted to add extra security measures to the ones they already have in place and asked PCSO Granville Nixon from Darley Dale and Winster Safer Neighbourhood Team for his ideas.
PCSO Nixon suggested SelectaDNA as the ideal Traceable Liquid solution to protect valuable equipment from burglary and he has since visited the workshop in Greenaway Lane to help staff apply the high tech marking solution to printers and computers.
Each individual SelectaDNA kit contains a unique code that shows up under UV light and can be linked back to the registered owner. This means that if marked items are stolen and recovered, they can be returned quickly.
Charity manager Bridget Jones has now security marked items in the workshop and said she is pleased to have the extra protection in place.
She said: “The kit is fantastic and has helped us make the centre even more secure. Our committee wanted to explore additional ways of protecting our items and PCSO Nixon’s idea was great, so we jumped at the chance. We’ve already marked our printing equipment, computers and customers’ belongings and it’s reassuring to know we have that extra level of security.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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