Selectamark is working with hundreds of Neighbourhood Watch groups across the UK to issue crime prevention advice and encourage residents to keep a watchful eye in their neighbourhoods to deter and report any suspicious activity.
Many groups are using our SelectaDNA property marking kit, a police-approved Secured by Design product with no annual licence fee. The kit has successfully helped to reduce burglary by up to 85% in some areas.
Possessions marked with SelectaDNA can be easily identified and returned to the registered owner if they are stolen and recovered by police. Deterrent warning stickers are supplied with each kit and can be displayed in a window or porch.
Jim Wilson, Chairman of the Maidstone & District Neighbourhood Watch Association, which features approximately 400 groups covering 13,000 households, is encouraging members to take an active interest in home security and to use SelectaDNA to deter opportunist burglary, car theft and rural crime.
He said: “We were impressed with SelectaDNA and its obvious advantages over competitor products. Through conversations with local police, we feel that it is worthwhile promoting the kit to our members, as it is a product to be trusted.”
Catherine Dunn, Campaigns Manager for Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England and Wales) added: “We recommend property marking products because they are a quick and effective way to protect your property.
“Thieves know that marked property can be traced by the police, and it also makes it harder for them to trade in or pass on stolen goods, so it makes your property less attractive to them. It helps the police catch criminals and, of course, marked property is far more likely to end up being returned to its rightful owner.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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