New criminal marking system tested in Dorset

A new product that forensically marks a persons clothing and skin has been successfully tested by Dorset Crime Prevention.

May 18, 2006
By David Howell
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A new product that forensically marks a persons clothing and skin has been successfully tested by Dorset Crime Prevention.

PC Mark Harper bought the product to the attention of Dorset police after attending a security conference. The product from RedWeb Security sprays an invisible marking agent that contains biosynthetic DNA code which is unique to each alarm. In practice this means a suspect can be directly linked to a crime scene.

The spray can is typically fitted into an alarm box, and the spraying mechanism is activated when an intruder is detected. The product was recently approved by ACPO’s Secure by Design initiative.

Jonnie Davis, managing director of Redweb said: “It is an exciting time for us. We are currently working with a number of UK forces to develop ways in which RedWeb can help reduce and detect crime.” More details can be obtained from RedWeb at www.redwebsecurity.com.

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