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Government Funds Anti-Theft Scheme For Thurrock Schools

8 Feb 2010

SCHOOLS across the Thurrock area of Essex are being offered SelectaDNA property marking kits to stop thieves stealing valuable educational equipment.

Birmingham Students Learn How To Protect Their Property

3 Feb 2010

STUDENTS from the University of Birmingham living off-campus are actively involved in a new scheme using SelectaDNA's hi-tech forensic marking system to protect their accommodation and personal possessions from theft.

100% Burglary Reduction On Crime-Ridden Industrial Estate

2 Feb 2010

THERE has been a 100% reduction in burglaries on a previously crime-ridden industrial estate in Pembrokeshire, following the use of SelectaDNA forensic marking.

Sunderland Police Grease The Way To Capture Lead Thieves

27 Jan 2010

A NEW Police operation is underway in Sunderland using SelectaDNA Grease to put a stop to lead thefts.

Trackside Metal Theft Derailed By SelectaDNA Technology

27 Jan 2010

SELECTAMARK'S Dutch distributor, Rhine Group BV, has won a major contract to protect the main rail infrastructure in the Netherlands from metal theft, using forensic marking product SelectaDNA.

Rotherham Scheme Is As Safe As Houses

26 Jan 2010

EMPTY homes awaiting tenants in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are being protected from burglary by Selectamark's permanent marking etching system.

Matlock Residents Tackle Burglary Head On

25 Jan 2010

A CRIME prevention blitz on a Derbyshire estate is giving residents the chance to keep their property safe with SelectaDNA technology.

Dudley DNA Scheme Cuts Burglaries By More Than Half

13 Jan 2010

ONE YEAR on from the launch of a SelectaDNA property marking scheme in a crime hotspot in Dudley, residential burglaries have been cut by an impressive 52%.

'High Risk' Streets Get Burglary Solution

12 Jan 2010

POLICE in Essex are targeting 'high risk' streets in Basildon and Thurrock with SelectaDNA forensic marking in a new crackdown against burglaries.

Essex Commuter-Belt Village Tightens Up Security

8 Jan 2010

NINE HUNDRED homes in an affluent village in Essex are to be protected by SelectaDNA in a new scheme to deter and prevent dwelling burglaries in the area.

SelectaDNA Helps Cumbrian Flood Victims Deter Looting

4 Jan 2010

FLOOD-AFFECTED areas of West Cumbria are being protected by more than 2,000 SelectaDNA property marking kits as local Police take to the streets to continue their efforts to prevent crime in the area.

DNA Housing Scheme Reduces Burglary And Fear Of Crime

3 Jan 2010

EIGHTEEN months after the launch of a regeneration scheme involving the use of SelectaDNA on a Middlesborough housing estate, both burglary and the fear of crime have been reduced.

Festive Thieves Won't Have A Happy Christmas

16 Dec 2009

THIEVES who target homes over the Christmas period in West Yorkshire are in for a shock this year as many homes are being protected by a new DNA forensic marking system that can easily link criminals to the scene of the crime.

SelectaDNA In Award-Winning POP Partnership

8 Dec 2009

A NEIGHBOURHOOD renewal project that has been using SelectaDNA to help improve the quality of life for residents in a deprived area of Lancashire has scooped a Problem Oriented Partnership (POP) Award at a recent ceremony held in Blackpool.

Dwelling Burglary & Bike Theft Reduced In Massive DNA Scheme

7 Dec 2009

AN ENTIRE policing district on the north-east coast of England which covers nearly 100 square miles, is being protected by SelectaDNA forensic marking after Cleveland Police introduced an extensive scheme featuring both urban and rural locations.

Burglary Driven Down By 50% In West London 'Hotspot'

30 Nov 2009

ONE YEAR on from the launch of a highly successful inner city crime reduction scheme using SelectaDNA, burglaries have been reduced by up to 50% and theft from cars has also decreased.

Slovakian Police Visit UK On Forensic Marking Mission

21 Nov 2009

POLICE officers from Slovakia recently visited the UK to find out more about SelectaDNA and to see how it was being used to prevent crime in the Buckinghamshire area.

Broadland Properties Are Armed Against Thieves

19 Nov 2009

BURGLARS who target homes and business premises in the Broadland District of Norfolk will be thinking twice about the risks involved, as the properties are now armed with a new forensic application that will instantly link them with the crime scene.

Successful Crime Reduction Blitz On Baslow

17 Nov 2009

AGENCIES from across the Derbyshire Dales have been delighted with the success of a recent crime prevention campaign in the Baslow area, as part of Operation Relentless.

McDonald's Serves Up A Side Order Of SelectaDNA

28 Oct 2009

ENTRY and exit points at the main McDonald's restaurant in Rotterdam city centre are being protected from burglary by the installation of the new SelectaDNA intruder spray that uses forensic DNA to link offenders directly to the crime scene.

South Molton Takes A Stand Against Rural Theft

22 Oct 2009

A MARKET town in North Devon took a stand against theft recently when local police held a successful property marking event using Selectamark products to highlight the importance of crime prevention to local residents.

Top Girls' School Deters Theft With DNA

14 Oct 2009

A PRESTIGIOUS independent girls' school in Somerset is protecting all its new IT equipment from theft by using forensic marking product SelectaDNA.

All Schools In Oxfordshire Marked By SelectaDNA

23 Sep 2009

NEW computer and electronic equipment in EVERY primary and secondary school in Oxfordshire is being forensically marked with SelectaDNA after the introduction of a wide-reaching crime prevention initiative by Oxfordshire County Council.

SelectaDNA Brings Added Security To Services Group

10 Sep 2009

FORENSIC marking product SelectaDNA has been a highly effective theft deterrent at the Sunlight Services Group headquarters where there have been ZERO reported burglaries since January 2007.

New Zealand Banks On Catching Robbers Blue-Handed

7 Sep 2009

THE latest in DNA spray technology is to be used to protect all branches of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) from robbery. Entry points at each bank are being fitted with spray jets containing SelectaDNA Intruder Spray, which will coat fleeing criminals wi

ZERO On-Site Burglaries Reported At GlaxoSmithKline

3 Sep 2009

TWO years after the introduction of SelectaDNA forensic marking at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's premises in west London, there have been ZERO on-site burglaries reported.

SelectaDNA Technology Launches In New Zealand

31 Aug 2009

AN INTERNATIONAL crime fighting initiative using SelectaDNA technology is launching today in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Initiative To Keep Sheds Safe

30 Aug 2009

FOLLOWING a recent rise in shed and garage theft of 400% in the Darwin and Biggin Hill areas of the London borough of Bromley, the Met Police decided immediate action was needed to reduce and deter burglaries.

Andrew Knights Appointed As Managing Director

16 Aug 2009

SELECTAMARK is delighted to announce that Andrew Knights has been appointed as Managing Director, following the retirement of previous MD Chris Taylor after 15 years service.

Making Life Harder For Burglars In Buckinghamshire

9 Aug 2009

A WIDE-REACHING SelectaDNA scheme is being introduced across Buckinghamshire this week to make life more difficult for burglars and thieves and make it easier to convict them.

1,000 Homes In Dagenham To Be DNA Protected

27 Jul 2009

A MAJOR anti-burglary initiative has been launched in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham involving 1,000 homes in the Valence Park area.

SelectaDNA Spreads Throughout Norfolk

23 Jul 2009

HOMES in three very different areas of Norfolk are being protected with forensic property marking product SelectaDNA.

Residential Burglary Drops By 55% In East Dulwich

21 Jun 2009

SIX months after the introduction of an extensive SelectaDNA forensic property marking scheme in East Dulwich, south London, residential burglary has dropped dramatically.

Selectamark Ramps Up Security In Doncaster Schools

15 Jun 2009

FOLLOWING a new link-up with Bike It, the national cycle-to-school initiative, children from primary schools in the Doncaster area have had their bikes security-marked and placed on the Bikeregister database to protect them from loss and theft.

Home Office Backs New SelectaDNA Scheme In Essex

26 May 2009

OVER 5,000 homes in the Basildon and Thurrock district of Essex are being forensically marked with SelectaDNA to protect against burglary

IT Theft Reduced To ZERO At Busy London Hospital

24 May 2009

OVER 1,000 items of IT equipment belonging to Ealing Hospital NHS Trust have been forensically marked using SelectaDNA, as part of an ongoing initiative to prevent and deter theft.

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