Our colleagues down under were proud winners at this year’s Australian OSPAs for Best Security Partnership.
The Outstanding Security Performance Award was presented to our distributor in Australia for a successful crime prevention campaign using SelectaDNA and involving Victoria Police.
The six-month Protect/Prevent trial used SelectaDNA property marking kits to protect 1,000 homes across Geelong and Whittlesea, with Victoria Police encouraging residents to mark and register valuable items in case they are stolen.
It is the first campaign presented by Safety Alliance Victoria, a new collaborative crime-fighting body comprising Victoria Police, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers and Federation University.
Each SelectaDNA kit contains a bottle of clear liquid that has a unique synthetic DNA code. The liquid, which is almost impossible to remove, can be applied to up to 50 valuable items including tablets, jewellery and appliances, and is registered to the people occupying the home.
If a marked item is stolen and recovered then police can use a UV lamp to identity the presence of the liquid. Forensic examinations can determine its unique DNA code and the item can be returned to its registered owner.
David Morrissey, SelectaDNA’s Australian distributor, said: “We are delighted to win the Best Security Partnership at this year’s OSPAs. The trial has been evaluated by Federation University and has achieved the best of outcomes.".
The results of the trial will be announced publicly by Victoria Police shortly..
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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