Unique Technology “Smokes” Out Criminals

(DGIwire) — On April 4, 2011, the SecureCash cash depot outside Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was eerily quiet in the early morning hours, behind two stories of barbed wire and multiple security posts. Suddenly, out of a light mist, a black, new-model BMW M5 screamed to a stop. Five figures ran from the car, somehow making […]

Avoiding Fabric-ations: DNA Makes Sure ‘100% Cotton’ is 100% Real

 (DGIwire) — The global spread of counterfeit goods, including textiles, has now reached epic proportions. According the U.S. Customs and Border Control, counterfeit apparel and accessories account for more than 50 percent of all seized goods. Textiles are an easy target because, unlike electronic equipment and weaponry, they are easy to ship and easy to make into near-identical replicas—a/k/a […]

Tracing Stripped Copper: A Solution for the Wire Theft Epidemic

(DGIwire) — Copper-wire theft is at or near an all-time high in America thanks to the skyrocketing costs of copper, a still-sputtering economy, high prices paid by scrap metal dealers, and the relative ease with which wire can be stolen from unguarded locations and resold to recyclers who don’t care where it originated. Although metal […]