Valuable equipment at schools across the county of North Yorkshire is being protected from burglary thanks to SelectaDNA forensic marking.
Funded by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), all 435 schools have received a new crime prevention kit from security company Selectamark, which produces the SelectaDNA product.
The kit contains a DNA property marking solution, property labels, tamper proof stickers, window deterrent labels, and exterior warning signs which can be erected on the school’s perimeter fencing to deter burglars.
Schools have been advised by the council to mark all types of valuable assets including computers, laptops, iPads, printers, scanners, TVs and whiteboards. They can also use the kits to mark power tools, lawn mowers and other outdoor maintenance equipment.
Sandra Langthorne, Finance Officer for Access and Inclusion and School Insurance at the council said: said: “I am pleased to announce that Selectamark have been awarded the contract for liquid forensic coding security in schools, children centres and Pupil Referral Units within NYCC.”
She added: “The SelectaDNA marking system is designed to deter thieves from stealing expensive items.”
SelectaDNA comes in a pot of adhesive solution which can be easily applied to any valuable items of property. It is virtually impossible to remove every trace of SelectaDNA and each trace links criminals to the crimes they commit.
James Brown, Sales Director at Selectamark said: “The DNA code along with the marked property’s details are held on a secure LPCB approved database thereby allowing recovered property to be traced back to its rightful owner after analysis. Even a tiny molecule of the adhesive can be used to determine who the item really belongs to.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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