Applied DNA Sciences has entered into a 2-way exclusive marketing agreement with SmokeCloak, A/S (MSS Professional, or “MSS”) of Agerhatten, Denmark, to market a technology combining APDN’s DNANet product in a rapid-deployment security smoke called DNA Fog.
The agreement calls for mutual exclusivity: MSS will buy DNA only from APDN, while APDN will supply no other fog manufacturer than MSS. As part of the relationship, MSS has extended their distribution network for use by APDN, accessing security sales throughout the world and enhancing APDN’s internal sales force.
The anti-intruder device deploys in a crime attempt, filling a room with a fog—sometimes called a safety smoke--that immobilizes and now marks a criminal with a long-lasting DNA-based identifier that may be authenticated by police with absolute accuracy.
DNA Fog, used in the SmokeCloak product FL600-V, will combine with APDN’s existing anti-intruder device, the Sentry 500 spray unit, now in use in Sweden and the U.S.. MSS and APDN will market both products The Sentry 500, which produces a targeted spray directed at the suspect, may be combined with the room-filling SmokeCloak smoke generators to provide daunting protection against crimes.
The DNA Fog product will be included in the SmokeCloak VALI product range and is an exclusive formulation that yields a potent combination of density and hang time.
SmokeCloak states that the the SmokeCloak FL600-V fluid “is very economical in use and requires just 0,45cc. to produce a cubic metre of SmokeCloak vapor. The typical hang time in a static air environment is around 45 minutes and the FL 600-V fluid creates a uniform sub micron particle size. The fluid is harmless and a full safety data sheet is available on request.”
Tony Benson, APDN’s European Director stated: “The paired product offering of APDN’s Sentry spray and MSS’s Fog unit, both empowered by our forensic DNA, makes for a potent crime deterrent. The MSS distributor channel will amplify our own sales efforts.”
Nick Bigler, Managing Director of MSS added: “APDN has a global reputation for its forensic DNA, and it is accepted by those in law enforcement. We are gratified to add this strong competitive edge to our product offering.”
SmokeCloak is a forty-year old company with an established dealer network on five continents, and installations in fifty countries. Security fog has become an established and successful product in Europe and South Africa, and now is set to make its mark in North America. It is currently used by Barclay’s Bank to protect branches, by the UK electronics firm BrightPoint at some of the world’s largest mobile phone warehouses, at many jewelry stores through Europe, and in numerous other installations. Many of these sites have seen criminal attacks repelled by the use the security fog. A cooperative group including the Danish Navy, the giant shipping company Møller Mærsk and the Danish Shipowner’s Association also deploys SmokeCloak against pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
UK Metropolitan Police Service will be using DNANet™ property marking kits as part of a major initiative to reduce crime
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. is working with the UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) by providing its proprietary DNANet™ property marking kits as part of a major initiative to reduce crime in targeted London neighborhoods.
MPS will be deploying DNAnet markers in thousands of homes where homeowners will be encouraged to mark and register their valuable belongings. In the case of theft, the presence of the unique DNAnet marker enables police to identify stolen goods and trace them to a specific crime scene. The unequaled forensic merit of DNAnet markers empowers municipalities to apprehend and convict criminals. In the long term, crime deterrence rises from enhanced policing and prosecution power. Street and home signage announcing the use of DNAnet markers will place potential offenders on alert, offering additional deterrence value.
The value of DNA-based law enforcement tools offered by Applied DNA Sciences, is well known in the United Kingdom. Recently, Applied DNA Sciences was awarded the Excellence in Policing award and POP (“Problem Oriented Policing”) award. These awards recognized APDN's SigNature®DNA technology which helped the Lancashire constabulary to positively identify and prosecute perpetrators in the UK. In December 2011, APDN was awarded the coveted Tilley award from both Houses of Parliament for the contribution of SigNature DNA in the resolution of the Blackburn robbery case which resulted in five convictions with a total of 55 years of sentencing . In a separate case, SigNature DNA helped in the dismantling of a major UK drug ring where eleven cartel members were sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison.