It is imperative that cable be identified.
Identifying a cable proves that a theft occurred, locates the crime site and allows effective prosecution – and it makes the theft and purchase of marked copper too risky because prosecution is certain.
This destroys the illegal copper resale market.
Stolen electrical cables are routinely burnt to get rid of insulation and to effectively destroy all existing identification measures.
This prevents authorities from proving cable ownership – and therefore that a theft has taken place.
Of all the copper cable thieves caught in South Africa, over 80% are repeat offenders.
Of those thieves that are caught, only 7% are convicted – the other 93% have to be released because ownership cannot be proven.
Thieves therefore remain free to carry on stealing cables.
Stolen cable copper is also routinely granulated
to destroy the possibility of owner identification and effectively prevent conviction.
this also does not work with CableDNA identification solutions.
Copper is also melted into bars or ingots to render the origin untraceable.
CableDNA identification solutions survive being melted into ingots.
Scrap metal buyers will refuse to take the chance to purchase marked copper and risk certain conviction.
This will strike a devastating blow to the illegal copper market.
Using a mobile phone and an inexpensive hand-held magnifier,
law enforcement officials will use the online system to validate ownership 24/7/365 from anywhere on the planet.
Using a patented world-first identification method,
CableDNA now ensures that cable identification is possible even after burning, granulation or copper melted into bars.
Electrical cables marked using the CableDNA identification solution can be positively identified by law enforcement officials online 24/7/365 from anywhere on the planet using a standard smartphone.