DNAnet Technology available for Borough residents

posted Feb 2, 2016, 3:15 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 3:15 PM ]

Attention Medford Lakes Residents. The Medford Lakes Police Department is now participating in a new technology which will assist us in finding valuables which may have been taken from your residence during the course of a burglary. The product is called DNAnet.

DNAnet® is an advanced marking system that creates a forensic ownership link between you and your valuables. Under the DNA Home Asset Marking program, residents and home owners simply mark their valuables and vehicles with this invisible liquid. The marker can only be seen by police and is nearly impossible to remove from the items completely should a criminal make an attempt to remove the mark. If any of these items or vehicle parts are ever lost, stolen or compromised in any way, police are trained to identify the mark and send a sample back to Applied DNA Sciences where they can identify who the rightful owner of the property is. This process returns your property to you but it also connects the suspect to the location of the crime increasing criminal convictions and jail time. All of this is supported by Applied DNA Sciences Expert Witness reports from their forensic scientists in Stony Brook, NY.

This product can benefit residents in ways such as: 
1. Increase personal and family safety by making would-be thieves understand that your valuables are marked with DNA
2. Deter crime in your neighborhood by placing the appropriate signage on your doors and windows creating a DPA or DNA Protected Area
3. Enjoy potential home insurance discounts based on this risk reducing police supported initiative

Visit their website at: http://www.adnas.com/products/dnanet and purchase a marking kit for your valuables. The DNA Home Assest Marking Kit cost about $69.95 and can mark up to 150 valuables. 

Officer Pfeifer is trained to identify lost or stolen items by using a UV light to locate your unique ownership mark.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Officer Pfeifer. Officer Pfeifer can be reached at dpfeifer@medfordlakespolice.org.