Avocet Hardware has launched the AIM Forensic Security System – a product it says can dramatically reduce the number of burglaries in England and Wales that are the result of forced entry through a door AND boost arrest rates. 

Clive Lloyd, Avocet’s managing director, said: “The latest figures suggest up to 74 per cent of all break-ins occur through a door. While a recent BBC report highlighted the fact that police forces across England only secure 14 arrests for every 100 burglaries.”

“AIM tackles these shocking statistics head-on and has the potential to deliver a knock-out blow to burglars.”

Avocet’s AIM Forensic Security System comprises a traditional door chain married to a high-tech housing that is home to a high-decibel alarm and a canister of DNA forensic coded spray. Installed unobtrusively on any doorframe, it activates when the door is forced and sprays would-be burglars with an invisible DNA liquid, which splatters onto both skin and clothes and can stay there for weeks, even months depending on the regularity with which they are cleaned. Ingenuously, the spray is registered at the point of installation, making it unique to that specific address and door, giving the police all the evidence they’ll need to secure a conviction.

It’s already been recognised by the Society of Professional Locksmiths in the USA, and is currently being used by West Mercia, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Bedfordshire and West Midlands police forces, as well as Safer St Helens and Safer Worcester.

“We firmly believe this product can make a huge difference in reducing burglaries in the UK and are confident we are the company to deliver this success,” added Clive.

“As the national security sponsor of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network we have access to the biggest crime prevention network in the country and will be making the most of that to ensure that everyone in every corner of the country is aware of AIM and the burglar beating benefits it brings.”

“Additionally, even greater awareness will be created through a marketing programme that will target local, regional and national newspapers as well as broadcast and social media. And, of course, every installer will be offered point of sale marketing material to help promote instore sales.

“Our intention with all of this activity is to give installers every chance of winning new business by stocking AIM.”