Selectamark Security Systems plc

SelectaDNA Achieves Highest Certification For Robust DNA Forensic Codes

Press Release   •   Sep 10, 2014 15:40 BST

The traceable liquid and DNA-based forensic marker SelectaDNA has been awarded the highest possible independent certification for the durability of its forensic codes.

After stringent laboratory testing, the DNA coding in SelectaDNA property and metal marking products has been proven to have the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, resulting in a PAS820 certification Grade A External for 5 years from a leading independent UK test lab.

PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 820:2012 was developed by the security industry and BSI as a way of helping purchasers assess the length of time a forensic code continues to be identifiable when exposed to weathering.

Available in over 30 countries and with over 225,000 homes and businesses protected globally, SelectaDNA is at the forefront of traceable liquid, property marking and offender marking technology.

The SelectaDNA product range consists of a number of solutions containing a unique DNA code which can be used to uniquely mark and trace both items of property and criminals. Each DNA code used in SelectaDNA products is completely unique so that every marking kit and spray canister has its very own forensic signature.

Jason Brown, SelectaDNA’s Commercial Director, said: “Customers want to know that the forensic marking product they are buying will continue to offer them protection from theft and burglary over satisfactory lengths of time.

“The PAS820 certification offers reassurance that our DNA codes can withstand prolonged exposure to the elements and will continue to protect critical infrastructure worldwide as well as deterring criminal activity in the UK such as burglary and metal theft.”

He concluded: "Due to our commitment to continuous improvement, our research and development team ensures that SelectaDNA remains at the forefront of forensic marking technology, and in turn enables us to offer the most secure crime prevention systems around the world.”

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Selectamark plc, the global leader in forensic marking, offers a full range of property marking and identification products including the revolutionary SelectaDNA, which combines unique DNA coding with microdot technology ( SelectaDNA has been proven to reduce theft and burglaries by up to 85%. SelectaDNA not only reduces crime but also enables Police to link criminals to crime scenes and secure convictions. SelectaDNA is available in a number of formats including a lacquer aerosol for the protection of valuable metals including copper cable, and a spray to deter commercial burglaries and robberies. The products are linked to a LPS1224 database with 24/7 Police access.