Posted on 28th March 2013
A new bike registration scheme that allows riders to mark their cycles with UV adhesive is being offered by Fairfield police.
Officers want to put the brakes on cycle thefts in Fairfield with the special kits, provided by Bike Register.
The property marking kits contain a UV fluid that is painted onto the bike and contains microscopic dots with their own unique reference code.
Cyclists assign their details to those codes so that, if their bike is stolen and later recovered, it is easy for police to return the bike to its proper owner.
Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be offering the new service to a limited number of bikes during a family fun day at Fairfield Youth Centre on April 20.
PCSO Michaela Daniels, from the team, said: “We have a number of these fantastic kits to use and want to see as many cyclists stepping their bike security up a gear by taking us up on the offer.
“Bike Register’s kits work in a similar way to SmartWater, Selecta DNA and those kinds of products in that they are a high-tech way of protecting your belongings.
“Not only does it allow us to return your stolen bike to you as quickly as we can, but it can also help us bring bike thieves to justice if we catch them with stolen goods.
“Even though we only have a small number of the kits to use, we will still be etching bikes on the day so please come down and make the most of it.”
The family fun day is being held throughout the day on Saturday, April 20 at the youth centre and church hall, in Victoria Park Road.
For more information on the Bike Register scheme, visit www.bikeregister.com. You can also call Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.