Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. entered into a 2-way exclusive agreement with SmokeCloak, A/S (MSS Professional, or "MSS") to market a technology combining APDN's SigNature DNA in a rapid-deployment security smoke called DNA Fog.
The agreement calls for mutual exclusivity: MSS will buy DNA only from APDN, while APDN will supply DNA to no other fog manufacturer than SmokeCloak. As part of the relationship, MSS has extended their distribution network for use by APDN, accessing security sales throughout the world and enhancing APDN's internal sales force.
The SmokeCloak anti-intruder device deploys in a crime attempt, filling a room with a fog -- sometimes called a security smoke -- that virtually immobilizes criminals and now also will mark a criminal with APDN's SigNature DNA so it may be used to forensically link the criminal to the crime. The DNA Fog product will be used in the SmokeCloak VALI product range and can be combined with APDN's existing SmartDNA anti-intruder device, currently used in Sweden and the U.S. The combination of SmokeCloak's room-filling smoke generators together with APDN's anti-intruder device, which produces a targeted spray directed at the suspect, will give both companies a strong competitive edge in the crime deterrent market.
SmokeCloak is a twenty-year old company with an established dealer network on five continents, and installations in fifty countries. Security fog has become an established and successful product in Europe, South Africa, Australia and South America, and now is set to make its mark in North America. SmokeCloak is currently used by some of the world's largest banks. SmokeCloak protects most of Barclay's Bank branches within the UK.
SmokeCloak protects the UK electronics firm, BrightPoint, at some of the world's largest mobile phone warehouses. The technology is also used at many jewelry stores through Europe, and in numerous other installations. Many of these sites have seen criminal attacks repelled by the use the security fog.