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SelectaDNA Trace

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Identifies stolen metals and outdoor equipment

Traps metal thieves on the spot

SelectaDNA Trace is designed for the protection and identification of valuable metals and outdoor equipment. It is a high tech asset/infrastructure marking solution which consists of a group of ceramic particles and thousands of microdots.
The particles are read by our special scanner which shines light onto them and measures their refraction. The scanner does not require any special skills to use.
The SelectaDNA Trace scanner can be programmed to show the client's name when the code is read.

How it works

The SelectaDNA Trace solution comes in an easy-to-use aerosol containing two identifiers: Trace nanoparticles which authenticate the mark as a genuine SelectaDNA product, and metal microdots which identifies 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 SelectaDNA Trace spray contains a UV tracer, so by simply shining a UV torch over a marked item, a blue fluorescence will indicate the presence of Trace solution. This code can then be read either by applying a SelectaDNA Trace scanner to the surface or by taking a scraping of the lacquer and reading it with a scanner later.

Suitable applications

Local councils are using Grease to protect metal stock including manhole and drain covers, street furniture, road signs and statues.

Used by local authorities, police forces and small, medium and large businesses, SelectaDNA Trace can also be used on a smaller scale, with a generic Trace code being used to authenticate the mark is a genuine SelectaDNA product and the holographic microdots prove ownership.
SelectaDNA Trace can assist organisations in the following areas:Metal theft from: Utility companies, railway infrastructure, government property (road signs, drain covers, street furniture), businesses, and churches (lead roofs, memorial plaques, metal windows).
Equipment theft from: Building sites, plant and equipment hire companies, local authorities, businesses, farms

Identifying the offender

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.