Updated Aug 26, 2020

CableDNA Electrical Cable Theft Protection

http://www.cabledna.co.za

C Mitchell

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CableDNA protects electrical cables against theft by: 1) Physically securing cables in trenches, on masts, in tunnels and in the air 2) Indelibly marking cables for identification, thereby destroying the illegal copper resale market and ensuring electrical networks remain functional 3) Doubling underground electrical cable life making it unnecessary to replace older cables.

Electrical cables are: a. Marked for identification to allow for effective prosecution of thieves. Identification can withstand being burnt, granulation and being melted into ingots. b. Filled with a fluid the repairs electrical trees and double underground cable life c. Physically secured to make theft very difficult
Electrical cables are: a. Marked for identification to allow for effective prosecution of thieves. Identification can withstand being burnt, granulation and being melted into ingots. b. Filled with a fluid the repairs electrical trees and double underground cable life c. Physically secured to make theft very difficult
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

1. Cable Identification. Suppliers have been identifies and agreements entered into 2. Cable Rejuvenation. Fluid formula finalised and samples created. 3. Physical protection: Modules have been designed and successfully installed at sites.

Focus Areas:

Energy, Economic Recovery and All Sectors

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Implemented In:

South Africa

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Country Implemented In
1,000,000
Customers
2
Employees
$350,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

1. Theft. Electrical cables are frequently stolen – an average 200 instances of cable theft per day in South Africa alone (2015) Thieves are caught but cable ownership cannot be proven and cable thieves cannot be effectively prosecuted 2. Limited cable life. Underground electrical cables are subject to insulation deterioration because of moisture and high voltages. This limits effective cable life to 30 years 3. Electrical cables are dug up, cut and sold illegally as copper scrap.

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Solution

CableDNA provides a single solution to: 1. Ensure effective prosecution of thieves by permanently and indelibly mark cables for positive identification even after burning or granulation to allow 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world with a mobile phone 2. Extend underground cable effective life by 30+ years through proven rejuvenation technologies to significantly extend replacement timeframes and reduce costs 3. Physically and reliably secure electrical cables to make theft extremely difficult

Target Beneficiaries

Electrical service providers, municipalities, industry and Government orgamisations

Mission and Vision

We will destroy the illegal copper resale market by making stolen copper to risky to steal, sell or buy.

Competitive Advantage

The combination of identification, rejuvenation and physical protection offers a world-first, superior theft prevention solution.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Final testing, certification and marketing
Funding Goal4,500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10
New Implemented CountriesBotswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania

The Team Behind the Innovation

Mitch Mitchell has 8 years' experience in protection electrical cables from theft through physical protection and identification.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Sep 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Innovation patented in South Africa
Aug 2017
New Product Or Service
Rejuvenation fluid formula finalised
Apr 2017
New Product Or Service
Application method finalised
Jul 2016
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
South Africa