CONGRATULATIONS to our colleagues in Norway who have won Best New Security Product for SelectaDNA at the 2015 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).
The award, which was presented by OSPAs founder and leading criminologist Professor Martin Gill (pictured centre), follows the introduction of the first police crime reduction initiative in Norway using forensic marking technology.
Following a rise in burglaries earlier this year, 300 homes in Hasleåsen, Sandefjord, in Vestfold County, were selected for a pilot project using SelectaDNA.
This is the first time Vestfold Police have partnered in a commercial enterprise to reduce crime. The partnership also involves insurance company Tryg Forsikring, and financial industry organisation Finans Norge, as well as security trade association NSR and Selectamark’s Norwegian security partner Safe4 Security.
Police Inspector Odd Skei Kostveit from Vestfold Police, said: “Our decision to undertake this pilot project is based on the good experiences of our neighbouring countries. In Sweden, for instance, the crime rate decreased by 85 per cent during a similar pilot project in neighbourhoods in Stockholm.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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