Some McDonald's restaurants in Australia have installed DNA spray security systems. These new systems have been put in to place after a few locations were robbed. On Jan. 11, ABC News reported that the company has "has hired SelectaDNA, a British security firm, to install a system that sprays a 'non-toxic solution with DNA Code' on would-be thieves on their way out the door of the fast-food outlets."
"A spokesperson for McDonald’s said the company will increase the use of 'SelectaDNA' in stores all over the country after a successful trial in their six busiest Sydney restaurants was launched in January last year," reported the Sydney Morning Herald (via ABC News).
The McDonald's DNA spray security system will hopefully help cut down on crime. If people still try to rob any of the chains that have this new system in place, the chances of them getting caught are pretty good. There is a UV tracer and a "unique DNA code" in the spray that will stay on a person for weeks -- and it will stay on some items "indefinitely."
"The move comes as police ramp up their patrols of local McDonald’s restaurants after a spate of robberies across Sydney during the Christmas and New Year period," the Sydney Morning Herald also reported.
Many hope that the McDonald's DNA spray security systems help deter criminals and robbers. Thirteen Intruder Spray security systems have been installed in McDonald's across Australia so far.
© Effie Orfanides 2013