Trace-in-Metal microdots are fused into the lead using the company's unique, patented, ballistic-based application technology.
Each lead sheet or item is impregnated with hundreds of microdots, each engraved with a code that allows the police to identify the exact source of the lead.
Once marked, it is virtually impossible for criminals to identify where the infused microdots are in the lead.
Microdots are also painted on the surface of the lead using a weather resistant laquer containing UV dye.
Additionally the post-code of the premises is also written onto the marked lead using UV ink.
These unique microdots will survive the lead being melted down and are easy to recover without using expensive equipment - and will be traced back to the source of any theft.
The microdots can be read using a simple, inexpensive magnifier.
Trace-in-Metal Ltd work with dealers and smelters to train and equip them to be able to recover and read the microdots.
Click here to watch a short video which explains how the Trace-in-Metal Lead Theft Prevention System works.
Trace-in-Metal Ltd is approved by Trinitas Church Care Insurance (underwritten by Aviva) for use on heritage buildings.