There have been no incidents of external metal theft reported in a year to a leading church insurer for clients using SelectaDNA.
SelectaDNA joined forces with Trinitas Church Insurance in January 2017 to offer churches a forensic marking kit to mark and protect valuable and vital metal infrastructure such as lead roofs and copper lightning conductors.
Working closely with Aviva, one of the UK’s largest insurers, Trinitas’ specialist ParishCare insurance policy was developed to offer Church of England parishes a real alternative to insure their buildings, contents and liability risks. SelectaDNA marks and identifies metals and other outdoor materials to help protect against theft and burglary.
The SelectaDNA Church Kit marks up to 75 linear metres of external metal with a unique lacquer that is inconspicuous and virtually impossible to remove. Whilst the SelectaDNA Fine Art and Jewellery Kit is ideal for church silverware and other valuable contents.
Leigh Ide from Trinitas, said: “Thieves know that if they are caught with marked metal, or if they themselves are marked with it, then the police are able to link them directly to a particular theft and they face the very real possibility of conviction. Also, once metal has been marked, its resale value to the criminal plummets, offering another reason why stealing metal just isn’t worth the risk.”
Looking ahead, many more parishes are set to benefit from the invaluable protection offered by Trinitas. “The majority of our clients decide to switch to protecting their historic churches with SelectaDNA” said Leigh. “With our increasing market share of Church of England parishes we are pleased to be able to offer them such a cost effective forensic marking solution and grow our relationship withSelectaDNA.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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