Farmington, Michigan: Protech DNA has launched a new forensic technology in cooperation with the Farmington Public Safety Department. Residents can now mark their valuables with an adhesive packed with microdots that contain a personal identification number. These numbers are recorded in the National Asset Register database, allowing Police to trace the owners of stolen goods.
This concept has been applied elsewhere in the US and is now being made available in the Midwest. According to police, finding the real owners of suspected stolen goods has been a major issue until now, but the microdot-laden adhesive will solve that problem.
Apart from allocating PIN numbers to valuables, owners can upload images and descriptions for easier identification, and if they find that an item has been stolen, an alert that includes all information regarding the stolen item can be sent to law enforcement personnel within a 100 mile radius.
The adhesive is invisible to the naked eye, but fluoresces under black light, making it impossible for thieves to know whether the item is marked.