Hands off! New marker ma­chine to foil thieves

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE Coun­cil is buy­ing a spe­cial prop­erty mark­ing ma­chine to de­ter would-be thieves.

Ind. Cllr Marie Casserly and FG Cllr Dara Mul­vey had asked for an up­date on the Te­le­sis Se­cu­rity Mark­ing Sys­tem.

It works by en­grav­ing the Eir­code of the prop­erty owner on to an item which will al­low it to be traced back to its own­ers if it’s stolen and re­cov­ered.

One such ma­chine is al­ready in op­er­a­tion in Mon­aghan.

It has been agreed that the Coun­cil will buy the ma­chine and in con­junc­tion with the Gar­daí, will make it avail­able to com­mu­nity groups in­ter­ested in or­gan­is­ing a prop­erty mark­ing event.

An or­der has been placed and delivery is awaited.

Cllr Casserly said Gar­daí were find­ing it “very use­ful now”.

“Mon­aghan County Coun­cil loans it to Sports groups and Com­mu­nity Alert Groups,” she said.

“We know the Gar­daí will be very happy the Coun­cil is buy­ing this ma­chine,” she said.

Cllr Mul­vey said it would ben­e­fit a lot of com­mu­ni­ties while Cllr Gino O’Boyle said four en­gines were stolen at Hazelwood re­cently.

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