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Coolest Security System EVER!

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dna spray security system developed in london

In London, they've recently developed a new, high-tech, really cool gadget called SelectaDNA, which is a canister filled with a spray that contains synthetic DNA.

Here's how it works: If a criminal attempts to break into a place that has this device, an employee can hit a panic button, which simultaneously alerts the police and shoots out a fine mist from the canister, which covers everyone in the room.

Every batch of spray in a particular canister will have a unique DNA signature, which glows blue under ultraviolet light, so police can connect burglars to the scene of a crime! How wild is that?

Here's what Andrew Knights, managing director of SelectaDNA, has to say about the product:

"It will come off within a number of hand washes, but if you run through a spray it'll accumulate on the inside of your nostrils and ears and under the fingernails; areas that are difficult to get off."

Looks like they're already using this spray in hundreds of retailers and banks throughout the U.K., Europe, and New Zealand. They're not in the U.S. as of yet, but the company is currently in talks with U.S. companies.

Pretty awesome stuff! We'll def be curious to see if these become popular in the U.S.

Would U use SelectaDNA in your house and/or business?

[Image via Selectamark.]

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11 comments to “Coolest Security System EVER!”

  1. slite says – reply to this


    Wait until the ACLU gets a hold of this when an innocent person gets sprayed.

  2. 2

    sounds like a sure-fire way to cause mutations and new diseases to me

  3. 3

    So. Uhm. Wear a mask, hoodie, and gloves. Then. Uhm. Ditch them in a gutter somewhere on your way home.

  4. ozmed says – reply to this


    I have my own brand of DNA I use to protect my property.

  5. 5

    This somehow seems illegal…to spray people with a fine mist of an unknown substance.

  6. 6

    It can't be that new. I saw the whole think on an episode of CSI:NY.

  7. o_0 says – reply to this


    Re: sonick808 – you clearly know nothing about DNA, its pretty much everywhere, its on your hands right now…

  8. 8

    that's actually been around for a while.. it's called smart water, and that's where the famous glaceau water gets its name, although the two are completely unrelated

  9. 9

    Re: WatchuKnow

    Really? Lol this is a means to prevent robbery and other foul acts. I'm pretty sure those are much more illegal…

  10. 10

    Uhm, they've been using this system in The Netherlands for quite some time now. The results speaks for themselves. The crime rate in the specific areas dropped significantly! It dropped with 60% in Amsterdam-South!

  11. 11

    Re: sonick808 – wow did you ever complete 5th grade science?