[hackerspaces] DNA Spray in Amsterdam?

Russ Garrett russ at garrett.co.uk
Sat Feb 12 19:13:37 CET 2011

On 12 February 2011 16:44, Ross Smith <rsmith at i3detroit.com> wrote:
> Have you heard about this?  Seen these signs?
> http://www.jantinewijnja.nl/2011/02/11/dna-spray-installed-in-my-neigborhood-amsterdam-west/

That letter isn't clear on how it's being used. Is it actually being
installed in the streets? How does that even work?

There is a similar product in the UK called SmartWater which has been
in use for 10+ years. It's used in two situations - property marking
and as a spray which is released from a burglar alarm/tamper system.

It's been proven to be quite a successful deterrent:


Russ Garrett
russ at garrett.co.uk

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