Frequently Asked Questions
What is DNA?
The DNA used in our special solution is a bio synthetic DNA which has been scientifically made in a specialist laboratory. Specifically made for our systems, each solution is totally unique and different from each other. This is why we can then place offenders at your premises whilst the offence is being carried out.
How does the DNA Solution get on to the offender?
When your alarm system or activation device is triggered the DNA Guardian system is armed and waiting for the offender to enter into the ‘zone’ that is protected by the spray (usually over an entry/exit doorway – but it can go anywhere). When the PIR movement detector picks up movement it will spray the offender, or multiple offenders if this is the situation.
How is the DNA found?
The solution has an Ultraviolet trace marker in it and it is this UV marker that is found. A swab is then taken of that area. The DNA will be extracted from the swab at a special laboratory.
How is the system triggered?
The DNA Guardian system can be triggered by either a remote panic button or many other devices (that we can't talk about here for security reasons) and it can be added on to your existing security system and when this is triggered it will turn your DNA Guardian system on.
Where are the DNA Guardian systems installed?
Installations of the DNA Guardian units are typically installed at Entry or Exit points in your business to capture your intruder on their way out. However these systems can be installed to protect assets or any other area of your business.
How wide is the spray?
If the unit is fitted above a standard doorway of about 2.2m the spray is approx.
5 m wide.- from end to end.
Can the offender feel the spray?
We have now had many live activations and no criminal has felt it. Only if you stand in the 'zone' and look up can you see it spray, an offender wont be doing this. It is like a spray from a garden watering system nozzle but much finer. Criminals are to busy concentrating on getting away. In the early days we had one criminal drop the money directly under a unit and even he never felt it!
Can the solution be wiped off?
If the solution is wiped away whilst wet it will be smeared all over the offender and further marking them. The DNA dries on the skin and gets into the pores, attaches to the hairs around the face, eyebrows, up the nose, in the ears ….. It will also be all over the material used to wipe the solution away.
How long does the DNA remain on the skin?
The DNA can remain on the skin for up to 6 weeks depending on certain conditions. It will remain on clothes, weapons and items they steal permanently.
Is it harmful or toxic to the skin?
Not at all. The solution has only a small amount of the DNA in it. Luxury French perfume houses have been using this DNA for many years with out incident. They do this to try and detect cheap copies from Asia which will not have the DNA trace in it.
What colour is the DNA?
The solution is clear – like water. A colour dye could be added so as to easily spot the offender(s), however this would be tailored to each specific situation.
How do you match the offender with my premises?
A specific and individual code will come out from the swab which will match the code in your alarm system which then places the offender at your premises whilst the crime was occurring!
Will my Alarm system notify the police that an offence has been committed?
The DNA Guardian system can be connected to an alarm system which will have the capability of notifying the police of an intruder. The systems can also have GPS/GSM notification so ourselves and management/owners know when the system has been activated.
How long does the battery last?
The DNA Guardian system runs off a 12volt system that is connected to the mains electricity – so as long as this is on the system will permanently be on.
How many times will the unit spray before it runs out?
The system has enough solution to spray between 15-20 times. However, after the system has been used in an attack the bag containing the solution should be taken by police as evidence and a new bag and solution are replaced.