McDonalds DNA Spray – The fast-food restaurant chain employs a new DNA spray in Australia to catch thieves for up to six months. The product is sold by SelectDNA and it was developed by a chemist and a police officer in the UK.
This new criminal detecting chemical has already been in use throughout Britain and Europe in the world’s largest fast-food chain.
McDonald’s calls it a crime fighting device.
Here’s how to works: When the thieve’s are saturated by the SelectaDNA it will remain on their clothes for as long as six months and skin for up to two weeks. The agent has also been introduced to a few of the company’s busiest restaurants in New South Wales, Australia.
If the agent proves to be successful in aiding police to catch the criminals, McDonalds plans to use it in all of their 780 Australian restaurants.
One of the Netherlands locations installed the chemical above their main door and electronically linked it to a panic system, that way when any employees activate the panic system the fleeing criminals will automatically be covered with the chemical.
To the naked eye, this solution is invisible; however, when a UVA light is applied color will appear. Each spray is uniquely made for each location that way the suspects can be linked back to the scene of the crime.
According to the director of SelectaDNA, David Morrissey, the spray has a synthetic DNA strand that consists of 60 variable chromosomes. It is non-allergenic, non-toxic, safe to use and meets all of Australian’s requirements.
“Once there has been a security breach, the hi-tech spray unit will douse fleeing robbers with an invisible, synthetic DNA solution,” McDonald’s Australia’s chief restaurant support officer, Jackie McArthur, said.
Fast-food outlets like McDonalds have been a serious cause for concern lately in this area due to high cash turnover, multiple exits and more than 85,000 employees who work late hours at isolated locations.