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What Does Forensic Marking Technology Do?

By irrefutably linking a criminal to a specific crime scene, forensic marking technology serves two important purposes.  First, and foremost, it is a powerful crime-fighting tool proven to prevent and deter crime – with reduction in crime (burglary, robbery, theft) ranging from 40% to 86% where deployed.  Secondly, if a crime is committed, the technology enhances law enforcement’s ability to irrefutably identify then apprehend and convict criminals.

The Science of Forensic Marking Technology

It is a high-tech forensic code synthetically manufactured in a state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.  The forensic markers are made to specifically function the same as human DNA, but is more durable.

Each unit created has a universally exclusive forensic code (sequence / identifier), which will never be replicated in the world.  Think of it as a unique serial number, or barcode, that cannot be duplicated.

The science provides absolute identification certainty as each forensic code only exists on criminals, or items, from a sole specific source.  The invisible forensic codes can only be seen and read via a special frequency UV light used by police.

The forensic markers remain on skin up to four to six weeks, clothing two to three months and hard surfaces five years or more.  It is analyzed via similar methods as human DNA and thoroughly tested by independent laboratories to be non-toxic, water-based and non-flammable.

Forensic marking technology has been successfully used for more than a decade in 33 countries. It is now available and being deployed in the United States

SelectaDNA prevents crime, helps capture criminals, and returns lost and stolen items



SelectaDNA’s forensic marking solutions are proven to substantially reduce burglary, robbery and theft.



SelectaDNA’s forensic marking solutions enhance law enforcement efforts to more effectively identify and apprehend criminals.



SelectaDNA’s forensic marking solutions assist police, and individual, efforts to find and return stolen or lost items to the rightful owners.



SelectaDNA’s forensic marking solutions provide prosecutors with powerful, undeniable evidence that help convict criminals.

The four components of forensic marking technology

Forensic Code
UV Tracer
International Database

Forensic Code

Each forensic code manufactured by SelectaDNA is created only once in the history of the world, irrefutably linking a criminal, or item, to a specific crime scene.


Microdots are microscopic dots with unique identification codes that instantly link items to owners. The microdots serve as redundant identifiers to forensic codes and are used in SelectaDNA Trace and Property Marking Kits.

UV Tracer

The invisible forensic marking solution is found by police using special frequency flashlights, with the marked criminal, or item, fluorescing a telltale blue pattern.

International Database

SelectaDNA provides law enforcement with access to a highly secure (ISO 27001 accredited for Information Security) international database to link each forensic code or microdot to specific locations and owners. In a matter of a just a few minutes, users of SelectaDNA technology can easily register their items and forensic codes in the password-protected registry.

Documented crime reduction data for
SelectaDNA crime-fighting initiatives

  • 65% reduction in burglary in West Central – Los Angeles, CA

  • 100% reduction in robbery at a convenience store chain – Knoxville, TN

  • 70% reduction in burglary – Knoxville, TN

  • 60% reduction of burglaries at businesses and schools – New Zealand

  • 40% reduction of business robberies – United Kingdom

  • 65% reduction in robberies at 100 high-crime stores – Denmark

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No additional robberies have occurred since installation of the SelectaDNA system in April 2015

About CSI Protect

Headquartered in Tequesta, Florida, CSI Protect is the exclusive distributor of SelectaDNA forensic marking technology in the United States.  CSI Protect’s mission is to provide businesses and homeowners with proven crime-fighting tools to prevent burglary, robbery and theft. CSI Protect also works closely with law enforcement when a crime is committed to help police irrefutably identify, apprehend then convict criminals.

SelectaDNA is the high-efficacy cutting-edge product line of forensic crime-fighting technology from Selectamark Security Systems, PLC.  Selectamark has been at the forefront of providing world-class property marking solutions since 1985.

CSI Protect is the exclusive US distributor for SelectaDNA technology.