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BSIA re-brands its forensic marking section

12/14/2012 - 10:45
BSIA re-brands its forensic marking section

The Cash and Property Marking section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has updated its identity and revitalised its strategic objectives in recognition of the growing marketplace for forensic marking products.

Now known as the Asset and Property Marking Section, the group offers a forum for security firms whose products deter theft and other crimes by rendering stolen goods unmarketable through either covert or overt security marking. Security marking also enables police to catch and convict criminals, thus creating a powerful deterrent.

Forensic property marking is used to prove the origin of stolen goods by painting or labelling them with a coded solution, modelled on the principles of human DNA. The virtually indelible mixture is visible only under ultraviolet light, but when analysed, it shows a unique profile, proving beyond doubt who owns the property. Once applied, it is not only invisible to the naked eye, but virtually impossible to remove, with even the tiniest trace sufficient for identification purposes.

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