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Signing Up To Stop Metal Thieves

Signing Up To Stop Metal Thieves

PORTABLE variable message signs provided by Mobile Traffic Solutions (MTS) which warn drivers of road works, accidents or long delays as well as other useful information are being protected from theft and damage using SelectaDNA Trace.

SelectaDNA Trace is ideal for outdoor metal marking projects. The solution, which comes in an easy-to-use aerosol contains two identifiers: Trace nanoparticles which authenticate the mark as a genuine SelectaDNA product, and metal microdots which identify who the registered owner is. The code on the metal microdots is linked to a secure database which is accessible to Police at all times via a secure online login.

The main benefit of Trace over standard forensic property marking products is that it allows Police to identify stolen property on the spot, which means they are no longer reliant on lengthy analysis times. This has subsequently led to arrests and convictions, with thieves admitting their crime because the on the spot evidence is so strong.

Iain Borthwick, MD at MTS said: “Metal theft and vandalism are a big issue for many companies from Network Rail to those who hire out plant and equipment. By marking our signs and batteries, we can deter thieves from targeting our signs and spare our customers any of the inconvenience that may be caused by such incidents.”

He continued: “Now that we have marked the signs, thieves are likely to be deterred by the marking, knowing it will link them to the crime scene and that the stolen property will be easily traced."

For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

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