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Sentry 500 DNA Solution To be Used in new contracts

Redweb Technologies : 27 May, 2011  (Application Story)
RedWeb Technologies will supply two contracts in Sweden and America with the Sentry 500 spray system which uses DNA marking technology as a theft prevention system

Staffordshire-based RedWeb Technologies has won two prestigious contracts to supply its innovative theft deterrent spray system into Sweden and North America.

These deals with see the company work alongside US-based, Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS), which will supply the unique DNA solution for the project. Also, RedWeb have appointed Safe Solutions as their distributor in Sweden and the Nordic region.

The Sentry 500 intruder spray system detects crimes such as robbery, theft and vandalism by spraying intruders with a non-toxic spray, which remains on them for weeks afterwards, allowing police to link the suspect directly to the crime.

The Sentry 500 also acts as a huge deterrent to criminals, who realise the potential for being caught, significantly increases.

The system is already in use across the UK by companies including Sainsbury’s, B&Q, West Bromwich Building Society, the Co-op supermarket and Coventry Building Society.

Chris Smith, Group Sales Director for RedWeb Technologies, said: “This initial contract for high profile jewellery stores in Sweden will demonstrate the success of the product. Sweden is a new market for us, and we think it has huge potential.”

Discussing the North American deal, James Hayward, President of ADNAS commented: "We are extremely excited to have the North American rights to the Sentry 500 Intruder Spray Systems. We believe that the North American market will readily embrace this product and our sales efforts have already begun."

The initial contract will see Sentry 500 systems being installed in stores across Sweden.

The systems can be installed in places particularly vulnerable to break-ins, such as ground floor windows and doors. It can also be used to protect safes, ATMs or restricted access areas, In addition to being hidden to catch repeat offenders who are undeterred by visible security systems.

Multiple spray-heads can be fitted at the entry points of premises, to emit a burst of DNA solution onto the offenders. The spray can be activated by a panic button and/or linked to an existing intruder alarm system.

”We know the police often know who the criminals are but can’t link them to the scene. This system links them irrefutably. In addition, criminals know how this system works, so if they do get sprayed, they are less likely to actually steal anything before fleeing the scene,” Chris added.

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