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Tracing Your Property with New Technology

June 15, 2015 Station 14
Kingston Police has partnered and adapted the new TRACE Pen technology. Allowing the community to "mark" their property (jewelry, bikes, valuables etc.) and register them online to prevent theft and resale of lost or stolen products.

Trace pen on mark for people's valuables

May 14, 2015 Kingston Whig-Standard
Residents now have a new way to mark their possessions in case they are stolen, thanks to a Canadian-made product. Endorsed by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Trace pen and program marks personal belongings so they can be identified by police or a pawn shop.

Sarnia police use trace pen technology to help track and return stolen goods

Jan 14, 2015 Sarnia Observer
Sarnia police are hoping a new property-tracking technology will reduce thefts and help officers return stolen items to their rightful owners. The Sarnia service announced this week it's starting to use Trace pen technology.

Midland Police Showing Off a New Toy

Oct 22, 2014 Rock 95/Kool Fm News
A TracePen was unveiled in Midland today. 107.5 Kool FM's Brett Glover found out what it does.

CTV Barrie: New Crime Prevention Tool

Oct 22, 2014 CTV Barrie
Midland Police and OPP are introducing a crime prevention tool. K.C. Colby explains. Watch the video.

Police have new tool to fight theft

Sep 29, 2014 CHCH News
Every year in Hamilton, roughly 25-hundred homeowners open their doors and discover that thieves have stolen thousands of dollars of their property. And usually, victims of break-ins never see their stolen property again. But there’s a new, hi-tech way to discourage thieves, and help police find your stolen stuff.

How a 'Trace' pen can help deter break-and-enters

Sep 23, 2014 CTV, Canada AM
Dubbed the "Trace" pen, the anti-theft device leaves an ink mark which can only be seen using a black light. Beyond simply marking property, the ink contains tiny plastic discs that are etched with a unique pin number.

Police chiefs endorse new ‘pen’ as crime fighting tool

Sep 19, 2014 Global News Toronto
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police is singing the praises of a pen it calls a new high-tech crime fighting tool. “[The pen] gives us a fighting chance,” association spokesperson Joe Couto said. The TRACE pen, which retails for $40, can be used to mark valuables with a unique plastic disc.

OACP Endorses Trace Pen

Sep 17, 2014 Peel Regional Police
Chief Jennifer Evans of Peel Regional Police in her role as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police introduces the Trace Pen, a new crime prevention tool. The pen helps property owners mark and register their belongings on a secure database.

Trace on CBC News

Sep 16, 2014 CBC News
Watch Trace on CBC news at 15:15 in the link below.

Protect your valuables with a high-tech pen

Sep 16, 2014 Brampton Guardian
PEEL — More than 3,000 local homes and businesses were broken into last year – almost 10 a day. Another 11,000 residents reported they were victims of petty theft. Now, Peel Regional Police and police chiefs across the province are endorsing a new, high-tech weapon to combat break-ins and thefts.