BOILER theft has been reduced to zero and phenomenal savings have been achieved following the huge success of a scheme to mark boilers belonging to Swansea Council.
In one of the largest ever property marking campaigns which launched in May 2013, Swansea Council has marked 13,000 boilers in void and tenanted properties with SelectaDNA to protect them from metal theft. New boilers were marked at point of installation and previously installed boilers were marked at the annual service.
Selectamark’s original permanent marking system, which involves a visible stencil-etching bearing the council’s name has also been used to make sure that thieves are in no doubt that the boilers are protected. SelectaDNA’s deterrent warning stickers have been placed in the window of every property marked.
Nigel Williams, Group Leader of Maintenance from Swansea Council, said: “We have now completed marking all 13,000 boilers and are delighted to say we have had zero thefts since the launch of the scheme - which is remarkable! Previously we had been having two or three boilers stolen each week.”
He added: “This project has run incredibly smoothly and has been an overwhelming success, saving the council approximately £330,000 in the process.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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