A Losing Battle? How Australia is Fighting Graffiti Vandalism

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<ul><li><p>A Losing Battle? </p><p>How Australia is </p><p>Fighting Graffiti </p><p>Vandalism </p><p>A&amp;I Coatings </p><p>+61 2 4869 1441 </p><p>7 Lackey Road </p><p>Moss Vale NSW 2577 </p><p>helpdesk@aicoatings.com </p></li><li><p>Graffiti is a common sight on Australias bus stops, subway tunnels, parking </p><p>lots, telephone boxes and privately owned buildings. Some are truly a sight for </p><p>sore eyes, and the sad reality is that they are everywhere. </p><p>Those who draw always make sure they leave big ugly marks on walls, roads </p><p>and other surfaces. Whats worse is that some graffiti writers even spray </p><p>explicit words on safety signs and tend to damage statues. Instead of admiring </p><p>what some consider art, the country is spending millions of dollars every year </p><p>to remove these things. </p><p> Many people fear that no </p><p>establishment is immune to vandals, </p><p>as graffiti writers will do everything </p><p>they can just to mark their desired </p><p>territory. To stop these people from </p><p>defacing public and private places, </p><p>ultra-durable coating systems have </p><p>been developed. </p></li><li><p>The Use of Heavy-Duty Coatings </p><p>Industry professionals claim that high-performance anti-graffiti coatings are </p><p>available in water-based or solvent-based formulations, making it an effective </p><p>solution to prevent vandals on civil infrastructures and other public places. </p><p>Anti-graffiti coating systems are the perfect protection for spray paint </p><p>drawings, as its ideal for heavy-duty purposes. Not to mention its ability to </p><p>create an attractive appearance on many surfaces. A range of water borne </p><p>concrete coatings has high chemical resistance, designed for extensive use in </p><p>tunnels, streets and similar environments. </p></li><li><p>The Invention of Mousetrap </p><p>To prevent losing the battle against graffiti, state governments have come up </p><p>with an anti-graffiti strategy. This is where the so-called Mousetrap comes in. </p><p>Its a state-of-the-art technology that can determine gases released by spray </p><p>paints and markers. </p><p>Once the system has recognized the smell of graffiti painted on private and </p><p>public surfaces, it will then send an alarm to nearby police stations and </p><p>security personnel. All the state governments hope that this newly-developed </p><p>technique can successfully stop people from doing vandalism. </p><p>Used by well-organised gangs, graffiti is famous for being bold, provocative </p><p>and uncompromising. No doubt about it, business owners and local authorities </p><p>spend a lot of money fighting vandals. </p><p>Resources: </p><p>http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/wa/content/2006/s2210283.htm </p><p>http://www.aicoatings.com.au/home/anti-graffiti/ </p><p>http://mashable.com/2015/05/08/mousetrap-vandal-trains/ </p><p>http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/wa/content/2006/s2210283.htmhttp://www.aicoatings.com.au/home/anti-graffiti/http://mashable.com/2015/05/08/mousetrap-vandal-trains/</p></li></ul>


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