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Watching Out For Boat Theft In Watchet

17 May 2009

MARITIME security has been tightened at the seaside town of Watchet in Somerset following the launch of a new Boat Watch scheme using SelectaDNA forensic marking.

SelectaDNA Helps Make Richmond London's Safest Borough

27 Apr 2009

SUCCESSFUL crime-busting campaign Operation Lockout, which uses SelectaDNA as a major component of the scheme, has dramatically reduced burglary and theft in Richmond upon Thames.

Church Metal Theft Stops After Crackdown

23 Apr 2009

FOLLOWING a year-long police crackdown using SelectaDNA to reduce metal theft from churches and other public buildings in the Waverley district of Surrey, there have been NO reported incidents.

Mayoral Chains Protected Against Burglary

13 Apr 2009

THE Mayor of Castle Point in Essex made sure his chains of office were secure today by having them forensically marked with SelectaDNA.

Havering Schools Excel In Crime Reduction

29 Mar 2009

EVERY school in the east London borough of Havering is now being protected by SelectaDNA forensic marking following the introduction of an extensive scheme in the area.

Derbyshire Dales Take Action To Beat The Burglar

26 Mar 2009

OFFICERS from the Safer Neighbourhood team at Derbyshire Constabulary have been visiting 250 homes in the Wirksworth area as part of a new scheme to offer advice to local people to reduce the risk of having their homes broken into.

Bikeregister Reduces Bike Theft By 44%

25 Mar 2009

BIKES belonging to commuters, students, shoppers and children in the Chichester area have been visibly marked with a permanent security marking as part of a successful scheme to prevent and deter cycle theft.

Salford Council Takes SNAP Decision To Reduce Burglary

27 Feb 2009

THOUSANDS of homes in the Eccles district of Winton, Salford, are to benefit from a new SelectaDNA property marking scheme, which is being introduced to reduce crime and make residents feel safer.

Zero Residential Burglary Reported in East Dulwich

18 Feb 2009

Following a new scheme launched in October 2008 using SelectaDNA, there were ZERO residential burglaries reported in East Dulwich over a two month period

DNA Convictions For Thieves Reeled In By 'Bait' Cars

9 Feb 2009

TWO persistent criminal offenders have been convicted of theft from motor vehicles in Lancashire following the use of SelectaDNA Gel - a new transferable forensic gel - in police 'bait' cars.

Thames Valley Police Take The Shine Off Metal Theft

12 Jan 2009

Thames Valley Police launch Operation Precious in conjunction with Selectamark, which produces SelectaDNA Grease, a new forensic product which carries a unique DNA code that can be traced on stolen metals as well as clothing and the hands of anyone who co

National Metal Theft Crime Unit announced

9 Jan 2009

Alan Campbell, Home Office Minister for Crime Reduction, today announced plans for a pilot specialist police unit to tackle the growing problem of metal theft.

Torbay Police Issue DNA Warning To Burglars

16 Dec 2008

OVER 450 homes in Torbay are benefiting from the latest crime prevention property-marking initiative which aims to reduce burglary and deter theft in the area.

Police Give Loughborough Students Lessons In DNA

9 Dec 2008

STUDENTS from Loughborough University have been receiving practical advice on how to keep themselves and their possessions safe, as well as a SelectaDNA property marking kit

Dudley Police Operation Helps Identify Burglars

4 Dec 2008

OVER 700 homes in a 'hotspot' area of Dudley are to benefit from SelectaDNA - the latest in hi-tech DNA property marking - in a bid to deter burglars.

New Code of Conduct for Inverness Schools

2 Dec 2008

A NEW crime prevention initiative which uses the latest hi-tech DNA coding product is being introduced to schools in Inverness.

Police Use DNA To Deter Wall-to-wall Crime Wave

25 Nov 2008

SelectaDNA is being used to combat an unusual crime trend that has been taking place in a residential area of Lytham in Lancashire.

DNA Anti-theft Schemes Go Dutch

17 Nov 2008

A GROUP of Dutch police officers have recently toured the UK on a fact- finding mission to see how British police have been combating burglary and car crime.

Selectamark Gets In Tune With Housing Residents

30 Oct 2008

ELDERLY residents from a sheltered housing scheme in Oldham were delighted to see the return of their prized musical instruments which had been stolen following a break-in.

DNA Traps Thieves At Empty Homes

5 Oct 2008

SelectaDNA - the latest in DNA technology has been deployed by leading housing association Pennine Housing 2000 to combat a spate of thefts from empty homes.

SelectaDNA Reaches New Heights

24 Sep 2008

PILOTS were recently invited to land their planes at the launch of an innovative aircraft registration scheme at Shoreham Airport.

Antiques Roadshow Puts SelectaDNA on Display

9 Sep 2008

OLD met new recently at the BBC Antiques Roadshow at Leeds Castle near Kent, as Maidstone police offered the latest in crime prevention techniques to safeguard valuable antiques.

New DNA Code Helps Crack Burglary In Norfolk

3 Sep 2008

As part of a police-led crime reduction initiative, more than 75 residents living in The Friars area of King's Lynn now have their property forensically protected with SelectaDNA

Marine Theft Sinks With SelectaDNA

2 Sep 2008

OVER 50 boats and various items of equipment belonging to members of a boat club near Salcombe, in south Devon, have been marked with SelectaDNA following the introduction of a scheme to deter marine theft.

Greenwich Takes Tough Stance on Metal Theft

25 Aug 2008

A NEW operation has been launched in the London Borough of Greenwich, south-east London, to crackdown on the theft of valuable metals from businesses and public buildings in the borough.

BBC Films DNA Grease In Police 'Rat-Trap' Vehicles

23 Jul 2008

WITH 3,000 cars in the UK broken into everyday, the latest in forensic technology is being successfully used by The Metropolitan Police to help tackle theft from motor vehicles.

Telford Police Take The Right Tack Against Theft

2 Jul 2008

FOLLOWING a dramatic increase in the theft of horse equipment from stables in the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin areas, West Mercia Police recently backed an innovative event aimed at raising public awareness of the crime.

Housing Association to benefit from SelectaDNA

15 Jun 2008

A HOUSING estate in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, is being transformed by a regeneration scheme and a new theft deterrent programme using DNA.

Roofing firms fight back against Lead Theft

23 Apr 2008

THE theft of lead from roofs of public buildings such as churches, schools and council buildings has been a major problem in areas throughout the UK.

Top tips to prevent Metal Theft

7 Apr 2008

SCHOOL premises along with churches, offices and public buildings have been among the main targets for thieves cashing in on a crime trend brought about by scrap metal prices increasing in value several times over.

SELECTADNA distributor appointed in The Netherlands

14 Mar 2008

Selectamark is delighted to announce the appointment of a SELECTADNA distributor in The Netherlands.

John Earnshaw appointed as Head of Housing

1 Feb 2008

SELECTAMARK Security Systems plc is delighted to announce that John Earnshaw has been appointed as Head of Housing.

Villagers Issue DNA Warning To Burglars

6 Dec 2007

A picturesque village near Cannock in South Staffordshire has been selected by local police as the perfect location to run a pre-Christmas anti-theft campaign.

School burglaries fall by 47% with SelectaDNA

24 Sep 2007

SCHOOLS have always been prime targets for thieves thanks to the wide range of audio, video and ICT equipment that lies within their walls. Likely targets for theft include computers and laptops, whiteboards, data projectors, sports equipment and other el

BikeRegister puts the brakes on bike theft

17 Sep 2007

Following a recent high profile visible-marking campaign involving bikes belonging to MPs, Peers and parliamentary workers from the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, a bike that was subsequently stolen has been recovered by police and returned to its r

SelectaDNA is a big hit for Social Housing

18 Jun 2007

Selectamark Security Systems plc chose the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and Exhibition 2007 to introduce their ground-breaking Forensic Coding product SelectaDNA to the UK social housing market.

MPs Take Secure Route On All Party Bike Ride

14 Jun 2007

BIKES belonging to MPs and Peers were visibly marked with a permanent security marking before they set off on this year’s All Party Parliamentary Bike Ride.

Selectamark Moves Into The Driving Seat

1 May 2007

IN AN exciting new venture, security firm Selectamark Security Systems plc has shifted up a gear by winning a contract to mark the prestigious collection of vehicles at the world-renowned National Motor Museum, at Beaulieu in Hampshire.

Winsford Industrial Estate creates 'No Go' area for thieves

13 Dec 2006

Businesses on the biggest industrial estate in Winsford, Cheshire, are using pioneering DNA technology to tackle theft, making it a ‘no go’ area for criminals.

Dockyard residents stamp out theft

13 Nov 2006

Residents on a south London housing estate are aiming to reduce theft in the area by using the latest in DNA marking products to mark their property and motor vehicles.

Eltham 'Hot' properties aim to beat festive thieves

13 Nov 2006

On the run up to Christmas, residents of an exclusive south London roadare aiming to reduce and deter theft in the area by using the latest inDNA marking products to mark their personal property.