THE Post Office is installing the new SelectaDNA Spray in sites across the North-West of England to deter robbery and armed raiders.
SelectaDNA Spray is a new intruder spray and highly effective robbery deterrent designed for use in commercial premises. It uses forensic DNA to link offenders directly to the crime scene, and is proving to be one of the most effective ways to deter burglaries and robberies.
Once activated, the DNA spray emits a burst of hi-tech forensic solution onto the offenders. The solution contains a UV tracer and a unique DNA code, linking them irrefutably to the scene of the crime.
Traces of the DNA solution can be taken from the skin, hair and clothing of offenders, and sent away for forensic analysis to prove that they have broken into a particular premises.
Although invisible and harmless, the UV and DNA will remain on an offender for weeks - clinging to fibres and sitting in creases of the skin.
The spray has already been successfully used to reduce burglary from a leading UK high street pharmacy chain and also by McDonald’s restaurants in Australia and the Netherlands. Jewellery stores and petrol stations are other beneficiaries of the spray system’s proven protection.
A spokesperson for the independent facilities management supplier to the Post Office, said: "Now that the sites have been identified, SelectaDNA Spray will be fitted into each site, immediately target-hardening the premises. Moving forward with this initiative, we are confident that it will deter robbers from even attempting to raid the protected sites."
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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