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Don’t Leave Gifts For Thieves This Christmas

20 Dec 2016

Burglaries and thefts traditionally rise over the festive season so it is vital that you don’t get complacent or lax with your home security.

Top Tips For Safer Festive Shopping

20 Dec 2016

Opportunist thieves could be trying to get their hands on the expensive Christmas presents you have invested so heavily in and even target you while you are out shopping.

DNA Spray Puts Burglar Away

19 Dec 2016

A man has been arrested by West Midlands Police and sentenced to 20 weeks in prison after he was sprayed with incriminating SelectaDNA Spray during a burglary at a convenience store in Birmingham.

UK Police-First: DNA Spray Secures Arrest Of Scrambler Bike Criminals

15 Dec 2016

In a dramatic first for UK police, two men have been arrested in Merseyside as a direct result of using SelectaDNA Defence Spray to identify offenders on scrambler bikes as part of Operation Brookdale.

London Bridge BID Uses DNA Scheme To Reduce Burglary & Protect Property

1 Dec 2016

Team London Bridge, the Business Improvement District (BID) for the London Bridge area, has introduced a new SelectaDNA scheme to protect its business community from crime.

Christmas Operation: Police Use DNA Spray To Catch Merseyside Shop Burglars

21 Nov 2016

Merseyside Police are using the SelectaDNA Intruder Spray as part of a new operation to mark out burglars targeting shops across Merseyside in the run-up to Christmas

Introducing Ronnie: SelectaDNA’s Newest Canine Recruit

7 Nov 2016

In partnership with Search Dogs UK and due to increased demand to assist with police operations, forensic marking company Selectamark can now offer a second SelectaDNA search dog.

Scrambler Bike Update: More Arrests, Seizures & Raids This Month

21 Oct 2016

Seventeen people have been arrested and 17 scrambler bikes seized (since early October) by Merseyside Police in an operation which is also using SelectaDNA to identify scrambler bike gangs causing chaos in the city.

Operation Shield To Cover 5,000 More Rural Properties

6 Oct 2016

Cheshire Police’s successful anti-burglary campaign Operation Shield will be rolled out to more than 5,000 properties in rural communities over a 12-month period starting next week (October 10).

SelectaDNA Being Used By Surrey Police To Help Reduce Domestic Burglary

5 Oct 2016

Burglars are being warned that Surrey Police is homing in on them as the force distributes thousands of forensic marking kits for householders to use in a bid to stop crime.

Rural Watch Scheme Spreads Across Fife

28 Sep 2016

A Rural Watch scheme that promotes the use of SelectaDNA to deter rural crime was recently launched by Police Scotland, in association with NFU Scotland, across the county of Fife.

Crimestoppers Supports SelectaDNA In Drive To Reduce Burglaries Across UK

6 Sep 2016

In order to help make communities across the UK safer, Crimestoppers, the independent crime-fighting charity is now supporting the theft and burglary deterrent, SelectaDNA.

Forensic Spray Tackles Burglaries In Merseyside

31 Aug 2016

Police are using forensic spray in a bid to tackle burglaries in the town of St Helens, Merseyside.

Securitas Partnership Protects University

19 Aug 2016

SelectaDNA has entered a new partnership with Securitas, one of the UK’s largest security providers, and the University of Hertfordshire.

German Telephone Cable Marked

16 Aug 2016

Deutsche Telekom has marked 22km of copper telephone cable with SelectaDNA. The cable is being installed as part of a major new construction site in Hannover, Germany.

SelectaDNA Use In Denmark Spreads

12 Aug 2016

More than 1 in 5 districts in Denmark are now using SelectaDNA including the municipality of Slagelse, which is using it to protect school equipment, public buildings and libraries.

PSNI Anti-Burglary Scheme Launches in 9 Neighbourhood Watch Areas

11 Aug 2016

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland recently attended the launch of a new anti-burglary campaign using SelectaDNA forensic marking kits.

Livestock Recovered Thanks To DNA Marking

5 Aug 2016

Three calves that were stolen from a farm in Barbados have been recovered by police due to the fact that they were marked with SelectaDNA.

Danish Police: DNA Spray ‘Effective At Preventing Robbery’

3 Aug 2016

According to a report released by Danish national police force Rigspolitiet, SelectaDNA Spray, used as an anti-theft measure by banks, supermarkets and other companies, is proving effective at deterring potential robbers from carrying out crimes.

Tackling Rural Crime With DNA This Summer

1 Aug 2016

As part of an initiative to tackle rural crime, Thames Valley Police are offering SelectaDNA security marking for up to five large pieces of equipment such as ride-on mowers, tractors, trailers and large garden petrol-powered equipment over the summer.

Police Driving Simulator Marked With DNA Vehicle Kit

28 Jul 2016

A driving simulator belonging to West Midlands Police has been marked with the SelectaDNA Vehicle Marking Kit to deter theft and protect its contents from being stolen.

Police Scotland Unveil Latest DNA Crime Prevention Campaign

27 Jul 2016

Police Scotland has unveiled SelectaDNA as their latest tool in the fight against housebreaking and property theft.

Safe As Houses In France

25 Jul 2016

Estate agency Immobiliere 3F is the latest French company to use SelectaDNA Spray to deter robbery from its shops.

Danish Churches Protected From Metal Theft

21 Jul 2016

Around 20 churches in Denmark that have already been targeted for metal theft are now using SelectaDNA to protect valuables such as copper piping, iron lamps and ornate metal chairs.

Police Use DNA Spray In Scrambler Bike Crackdown

11 Jul 2016

Merseyside Police is using SelectaDNA Spray to track down offenders involved in the illegal and nuisance use of off-road bikes as part of Operation Brookdale.

Merseyside Day of Action Tackles Burglary & Anti-Social Behaviour

1 Jun 2016

Police targeted acquisitive crime including burglaries and anti-social behaviour during a multi-agency day of action in Liscard, an area of Wallasey in Merseyside.

Burglars Risk Getting ‘Shopped’ In New Retail Scheme

31 May 2016

Independent retailers in Nelson, Lancashire, are to benefit from a new crime reduction initiative being launched by Pendle Community Safety Partnership and using forensic property marking kits to protect local businesses against burglary.

WW2 Veteran Welcomes New DNA Burglary Deterrent

18 May 2016

A World War Two veteran from Widnes, Cheshire, welcomed police when they visited his home on a DNA marking crime prevention campaign.

Welcome To London! 2016 SelectaDNA International Distributor Conference

10 May 2016

The sun shone brightly as we welcomed distributors from over 30 countries to London for the 2016 SelectaDNA International Distributor Conference.

Operation Shield Continues Roll-Out Across Cheshire

9 May 2016

Operation Shield using SelectaDNA has been rolled out in the village of Lymm after its successful launch earlier this year in the districts of Hatton, Stretton and Walton.

Netto Sweden Deploys DNA Spray After Danish Success

27 Apr 2016

Discount supermarket group Netto is using the SelectaDNA Spray system to deter robbery from several stores in Sweden.

Tracing Cable Thieves In Germany

20 Apr 2016

German electricity operator 50Hertz is using SelectaDNA forensic marking across all its substations to deter cable and metal thieves.

Marine Crime Prevention Initiative In Sweden

14 Apr 2016

A marine crime prevention project involving the Nasby Bay Boat Society in Taby, Sweden, has been underway since April 2015 and will be evaluated shortly.

SelectaDNA Helps Achieve Biggest Burglary Drop In England & Wales

8 Apr 2016

A highly successful crime campaign using SelectaDNA forensic marking to deter theft has helped Cheshire Police record the biggest drop in burglaries in England and Wales - according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Secure Partnership With Volvo In France

4 Apr 2016

Volvo has entered into a partnership with SelectaDNA France to install spray systems on its new fleet of electric buses.

Marine Theft Initiative Launches At Salcombe

30 Mar 2016

A new marine theft initiative is launching today at Salcombe Harbour, south Devon, to raise general awareness of marine crime and encourage as many boat owners as possible to get their equipment marked.

Safer Neighbourhoods In Amsterdam

23 Mar 2016

A new burglary reduction initiative has launched in the south-east district of Amsterdam. This new project aims to not only provide SelectaDNA Home Kits to prevent burglaries but to increase community awareness on crime prevention.

Top Marks for School Security

22 Mar 2016

An Academy school in Warrington, Cheshire, is using SelectaDNA forensic marking together with deterrent warning stickers and SelectaLabel barcoded asset tags to protect and track valuable ICT equipment.

NZ Homes with Security Extras

15 Mar 2016

New homes in North Auckland will be sold with ‘security extras’ under a new construction company agreement aimed at combating building site burglars in New Zealand.

First Spray Installs In Switzerland

8 Mar 2016

A petrol station shop is the first business in Switzerland to use the SelectaDNA Spray system after it was previously targeted by robbers.

Policing and Community Safety Partnership Ploughs Into Rural Crime

1 Mar 2016

A new rural crime tool is being launched in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon area to tackle the problem of theft of agricultural items such as mowers, sprayers and trailers.

Danish TV Films Arrest Of Cable Thieves

28 Feb 2016

TWO metal thieves have been arrested in Copenhagen as they tried to sell on DNA-marked copper cable to a scrapyard. The resulting action has been caught on camera by a Danish TV news crew.

McColl's Protect Premises From Robbery With DNA Spray

23 Feb 2016

Convenience store and newsagent operator McColl's is one of the latest retailers to make use of SelectaDNA Spray protection to deter robbery.

A Safer Shopping Experience

18 Feb 2016

SelectaDNA Defence Sprays are to be carried by Mitie security guards at the new Westfield Bradford shopping centre to mark would be criminals and offenders and reduce the risk of personal attack.

Product Innovation Winner At The UK Rail Industry Awards

12 Feb 2016

We are delighted to have won the prestigious Product Innovation award at last night’s UK Rail Industry Awards 2016, which celebrated excellence and innovation in the rail industry.

SelectaDNA Helps Cable Theft Drop By 93% In Five Years

9 Feb 2016

FORENSIC marking product SelectaDNA is one of several effective deterrents used to reduce cable theft on Network Rail by 93% over the last five years.

Rural Crime Scheme Targets 200 Farms In Northern Ireland

4 Feb 2016

A rural theft scheme is launching in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, to tackle the problem of cross-border theft of agricultural items such as mowers, sprayers and trailers.

Operation Shield Rolled Out To Castle District

3 Feb 2016

CHESHIRE Police’s Operation Shield campaign to ward off burglars and make sure victims are reunited with their stolen property has been a great success and is now being rolled out across the district of Castle.

Curbing Motorbike Theft

2 Feb 2016

West Midlands Police are revving up their motorcycle marking campaign by offering SelectaDNA Motorbike kits to dealerships across the county.

Netto Supermarkets Deploy DNA Spray To Deter Robberies

19 Jan 2016

DISCOUNT supermarket group Netto is now using the SelectaDNA Spray system to deter robbery from several stores in Sweden.