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Dot Peen Marker Powers Award-Winning Anti-Crime Initiative

Property Marking Ireland uses Telesis model to discourage theft

  • Property Marking Ireland (PMI) gives dot peen machines to communities
  • Telesis’ BenchMark 460 model is the only marker used by PMI
  • PMI won the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award for the dot-peen initiative

Telesis Technologies, Inc. is the sole provider of dot peen markers for an anti-crime initiative that has swept the nation of Ireland.

A newly formed nonprofit agency, called Property Marking Ireland (PMI), is looking to reduce property crime by making it easier to trace stolen property and return recovered items to their rightful owners. At the center of the initiative are handheld, dot-peen markers that etch a unique EIRCODE number into phones, computers, lawn equipment, bicycles, and other frequently stolen items. Every home and business in Ireland has a unique EIRCODE, which is a sort of combination of Zip Code and street address.

Households and businesses are less likely to be victims of crime when they have their valuables security marked,” according to Property Marking Ireland.

In October 2019, PMI was named one of six winners of the prestigious

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) Awards.

The SEI, launched in 2004, aims to promote methods that solve or ease social ills, Winners of the SEI award will split 240,000 Irish Pounds (roughly US$355,000) and participate in a nine-month accelerator program designed to help them scale their non-profit enterprise.

Property Marking Ireland (PMI) has already purchased 18 of Telesis’ BenchMark 460 model, a handheld, fully programmable, battery operated dot-peen marker that’s packaged in a rugged and convenient carrying case. The 460 model has a tungsten carbide-tipped pin that can “write” two characters per second to an accuracy of 0.006mm on a variety of metal and plastic surfaces.

For more information on Property Marking Ireland (PMI) and its use of the BenchMark 460 dot-peen marker, visit

For more about the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) Awards, visit

For information on how the BenchMark 460 can help fight crime in your community, contact Telesis’ Ralph Villiotti, sales director, at 412-956-5741.

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