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London Bridge businesses offered help to deter burglars

A local business improvement district (BID) has responded to a spate of commercial burglaries in the area by offering local firms free forensic marking kits for their valuable office equipment

London Bridge businesses offered help to deter burglars

Team London Bridge is offering businesses in its area a kit, supplied by SelectaDNA, which consists of a unique synthetic DNA solution which is applied to equipment such as computers, TVs, mobile phones and cameras.

"Improving safety and security for our business community has always been one of our top priorities and I strongly encourage our members to take advantage of the offer," said Henry Johnstone, business & operations manager at Team London Bridge.

"Our dedicated police officer PC Nick Morant will be distributing the kits so businesses will also benefit from his advice on using the product effectively and general guidance on keeping their premises safe."

Signage at the premises and on the items themselves serves as a strong deterrent but if stolen items are later recovered by the police, the unique identifying code means the property can be returned to its original owner and the perpetrator linked directly to a crime scene; increasing conviction rates.

Team London Bridge's aim is to have a high density of businesses in the BID area protected by SelectaDNA, increasing its overall preventative effect as London Bridge becomes a less attractive environment for would-be thieves. 9

If you're a business based in London Bridge and would like one of the SelectaDNA kits, please contact Henry Johnstone

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