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Bluffton Police Introduce Anti-Theft Dots

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A new technology to help identify stolen property was recently introduced by the Bluffton Police Department. The new technology is called Anti-Theft Dots, a special adhesive that can be applied to all types of property. Suspended in the adhesive are thousands of tiny microdots, smaller than the size of a grain of sand. Each microdot contains a unique PIN, which is registered and stored in a secure database.

All the microdots in each kit have the same PIN, but no kits are alike, providing the reference to “DNA for Property.” Users will apply the Anti-Theft Dots applications to their valuables and register their PINs in a national law enforcement database. The Bluffton Police Department is the first agency in South Carolina to use the newest application, “DNA Protected.”