What is SmartWater?

THE UK'S MOST POWERFUL CRIME DETERRENT

Proud to be the driving force behind two world firsts; MetTrace, the LARGEST ever traceable liquid rollout to crack down on burglary across London and the first NATIONAL traceable liquid programme, in Scotland.

SmartWater is an international crime fighting and crime prevention company with an established track record for detecting and deterring criminal activity. We have created a wide range of crime reduction programmes utilising our cutting-edge traceable liquid products which have been highly successful in reducing crimes, such as burglary and metal theft.

Whether you are looking to reduce pilferage, protect your infrastructure and assets, enhance security or feel safer at home we have a product and service to suit.

Our aim is to give you peace of mind by helping to keep crime at bay and away from your door. SmartWater is well known to criminals, who acknowledge this it represents a genuine threat to them.  We have provided evidence to the police that has aided hundreds of convictions, which is why the SmartWater brand is acknowledged to be a powerful crime deterrent.

SMARTWATER NEWS

PARTNERSHIP FUNDS SMARTWATER FOR BERWICK HOMES

31/07/2015

Social housing provider Four Housing, Northumbria Police and Safer Northumberland Partnership have worked together to raise funds which have been used...

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Hillingdon the latest London borough to introduce SmartWater

30/07/2015

Officers in the London borough of Hillingdon have begun rolling out SmartWater kits to local residents to help reduce burglary.

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Exeter police tackle allotment thieves

24/07/2015

Police in Exeter are launching a crime fighting operation to tackle allotments thieves across the city.

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City of London Police set trap bikes to catch cycle thieves

23/07/2015

City of London police are using forensically-coded SmartWater in sting operations to help officers catch bike thieves in the Square Mile.

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Operation targets illegal car washes across South Wales

22/07/2015

More than 150 police officers, law enforcers and partner agencies have been involved in targeted raids against illegal car washes across South Wales.

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Hundreds of officers issue SmartWater packs to Barnet residents

13/07/2015

Police have begun visiting residents across Barnet to hand out 13,000 SmartWater packs across the borough.

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SUPPORT FOR SOUTH WALES POLICE RAIDS

30/06/2015

SmartWater Investigators have supported a South Wales Police operation at a travellers site in Cardiff resulting in the seizure of numerous items susp...

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MP PRAISES SMARTWATER STONE THEFT PROJECT

29/06/2015

A recent surge in stone thefts from historic dry walls, schools, farms, homes and churches has led to the matter being debated in the Houses of Parlia...

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Homes in Barking and Dagenham receive free crime fighting kits

19/06/2015

Barking and Dagenham is one of the first boroughs in London to launch a forensic property marking system in a bid to maintain low burglary levels acro...

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SmartWater rolled out in Ealing to reduce burglaries

12/06/2015

An innovative forensic property-marking system to help reduce burglary across Ealing is being rolled out.

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SmartWater keeps burglars at bay

02/06/2015

SmartWater packs distributed to homes in an area of Stirling, Scotland are producing positive results in helping to deter burglars.

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Project to deter burglary launched in Redbridge

02/06/2015

Redbridge police have begun rolling out an innovative forensic property marking system to local residents to help reduce burglary.

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Police in Haringey deliver traceable liquid kits

30/05/2015

Metropolitan Police officers in Haringey have been delivering anti-burglary SmartWater kits as part of the new 'MetTrace' initiative.

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Enfield rolls out ‘MetTrace’ SmartWater project

29/05/2015

Enfield has become the first borough in London to launch the new MetTrace scheme using SmartWater.

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JAILED

WOLVERHAMPTON MAN JAILED FOR SERIES OF ROBBERIES

18/05/2015

A Wolverhampton man has been jailed for five years for his part in a series of cashbox robberies against security vans.

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Network Rail extends SmartWater contract

06/05/2015

Network Rail has awarded forensic crime fighting specialist SmartWater a five-year contract to support the organisation’s crime prevention strat...

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THames Valley Police announce newest 'SmartWater Village'

22/04/2015

Thames Valley Police has announced that Whitchurch-on-Thames has become the latest ‘SmartWater village’ in the Thames Valley region.

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POLICE HAND OUT SMARTWATER PACKS TO CHELTENHAM RESIDENTS

07/04/2015

Up to 1,000 SmartWater Home Security Packs are to be given to Cheltenham residents by Gloucestershire Police as part of efforts to reduce housebreakin...

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SmartWater to protect 440,000 London homes

20/03/2015

Following years of success throughout the UK, the power of SmartWater’s unique concept for crime reduction has been formally acknowledged by Lon...

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SMARTWATER ARRIVES IN SOUTHEND

11/03/2015

An innovative scheme to identify stolen property and catch burglars is coming to Southend for the first time after a spate of thefts.

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BOILERS ARE 'TOO HOT TO HANDLE' FOR THIEVES

09/03/2015

One Vision Housing has implemented a revolutionary way to reduce burglary rates and boiler theft in its communities.

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POLICE SEND SMARTWATER WARNING TO CASH THIEVES

27/02/2015

Thieves who think they can remove traces of SmartWater from stolen cash have been sent a clear signal of the product’s robustness after Greater ...

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SMARTWATER WINS PRESTIGIOUS RAIL INDUSTRY AWARD

26/02/2015

SmartWater is celebrating after winning the Rail Asset Management and Security category at the 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards for its innovative crime f...

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PROJECT TO PROTECT PLYMOUTH HOMES UNVEILED

23/02/2015

Police in Plymouth are launching a partnership initiative with SmartWater Technology Ltd as part of the Force’s commitment to tackling domestic ...

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TESTIMONIALS

  • “Our collaboration with SmartWater has enabled us to identify cable theft risks and to respond quickly to emerging trends in order to implement proactive mitigation plans, particularly through tactical deployments. T... Read More »

    Liam Sumpter, Area Director, Network Rail

  • "The after-sale service that SmartWater continues to provide to Thames Water is truly outstanding. As a Security Specialist I have to react very quickly to changing situations and knowing that I can rely on the support... Read More »

    Jon Lorimer, Security Specialist, Thames Water

  • “SmartWater has been central to reducing burglary in the borough of Brent and for building more confidence within our communities. Criminals know about SmartWater and are aware that contact with it will effectively d... Read More »

    Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Borough Commander for Brent, Metropolitan Police Service

  • "Theft of metal is a serious crime and has had a devastating effect on a large number of our customers since 2007. From the beginning of the metal theft epidemic, we have been working in close partnership with SmartWat... Read More »

    David Bonehill, Claims and Risk Services Director, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG)

  • “Police Scotland continues to work alongside our communities and relevant partners to tackle housebreaking and protect people’s homes and belongings from acquisitive criminals. This exciting opportunity with SmartW... Read More »

    Superintendent Matt Richards, Police Scotland

  • "The risk management package that SmartWater has put together for us demonstrates the level of understanding and experience they have of dealing with metal theft. Their team offers a truly holistic crime prevention ser... Read More »

    Bernie Auguste, Head of Security, Openreach (a BT Group Business)

  • "While Western Power Distribution was concerned about the theft of metal, of far greater worry was the consequences of loss of electricity supply to its customers and the threat posed to staff and innocent members of t... Read More »

    Peter Lowe, Network Services Security Controller, Western Power Distribution

  • “SmartWater has had a big role in cutting down burglaries. Not only does it help make people feel safer, it also gets people thinking about other ways they can protect their homes. It also acts as a powerful deterren... Read More »

    Allan Breeton, Deputy Director, Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

  • “As a charity War Memorials Trust greatly values its partnership with the SmartWater Foundation. It is wonderful to work with another organisation which recognises the importance of protecting the nation’s war memo... Read More »

    Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorial’s Trust

  • "Since introducing SmartWater spray systems in fixed locations and marking all of our mobile devices we’ve received positive feedback from in-store colleagues. We have confidence in SmartWater’s abilities as a det... Read More »

    Sheila Mitchell, Change Advisor, Waitrose Business Protection

  • "Our partnership with SmartWater has proven itself in the courts many times - contributing invaluable forensic evidence and leading to a significant number of criminal convictions. Throughout our working relationship, ... Read More »

    Tim Horsfall, Risk Technology Development Manager, G4S Cash Services UK

  • “It is fantastic to be working with SmartWater to support the communities around the Mutley and Greenbank area in the reduction and prevention of crime. Other police forces have shown that the use of SmartWater kits ... Read More »

    Detective Constable Jamie Gilbert, Devon and Cornwall Police

  • “SmartWater is an excellent way of tracking stolen property. It is practically impossible to remove and ensures that the item can easily be traced back to the original owner and lead the person found in possession of... Read More »

    Inspector Simon Crick, Hackney Police, Metropolitan Police Service

  • “Using SmartWater is a great way of protecting your property and it is a known deterrent for burglars who know that if they get caught handling items marked with it, they are probably going to go to jail. We’ve pur... Read More »

    Councillor Chris Bond, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Enfield Council

  • "If criminals know that SmartWater has been used, it makes it much less attractive to them. They know they will be more likely to get caught and it makes it harder for them to sell things they steal.”... Read More »

    Sergeant Fergus Caulfield, Essex Police

  • “All of our equipment has now been forensically marked with SmartWater and signage is on display around the vessels to warn would-be thieves. We are fortunate in that we rarely experience any criminal activity, but w... Read More »

    Rik James, Head of Purchasing, Calecore Ltd

  • “My experience of the SmartWater team has been excellent from start to finish. The fact that their primary focus is being proactive means that you have a real confidence that those reactive instances will be reduced.... Read More »

    John Stevenson, Operations Manager (Residential Accommodation), University of the West of Scotland

  • “Airwave is a company committed to delivering secure and reliable communications to all of Great Britain’s emergency services and public safety agencies. Our Network is a vital tool for the emergency services and m... Read More »

    Stephen Druitt, Operational Security Manager, Airwave Solutions Ltd

  • “We want to get the message across to local people that police forces throughout the UK are now trained to look for SmartWater. Derbyshire Dales residents clearly appreciate that SmartWater can be a very useful tool ... Read More »

    Inspector Bryan Hall, Derbyshire Police

  • "By funding the SmartWater technology and working with the police we have already reduced the number of victims of crime within the local estate." ... Read More »

    Gary Lumb, Community Safety Manager, Wakefield and District Housing

  • “When we started this project with the Huddersfield Crime Prevention Panel and SmartWater, we were confident that it would lead to a reduction in the number of thefts of stone. A 43 per cent reduction in thefts is, h... Read More »

    Mark Wall, Crime reduction officer for Kirklees, West Yorkshire Police

  • "SmartWater has played a crucial role in helping us to develop a layered security strategy. Cable theft can have a massive impact on our business, so the ability to deter thefts was a key factor in our decision to go w... Read More »

    Mark Diffey, Director, MEMS Power Generation

  • “A lot of work has gone into this project and we have definitely seen substantial reductions in the number of reported thefts. Perhaps most telling is that since we started the SmartWater project, my staff and the lo... Read More »

    David Evans, Harbour Master for the River Hamble

  • "Research shows that areas where SmartWater has been introduced have seen dramatic reductions in the number of opportunist thefts and burglaries." ... Read More »

    Inspector Mark Barlow, Newcastle Borough Local Policing Team, Northumbria Police

  • "Burglary can have a huge impact on the lives of victims and SmartWater has proved an innovative way to tackle it.” ... Read More »

    Councillor Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor of Hackney Council, London Borough of Hackney

  • “SmartWater is a great way for people to protect their belongings and helps us to get your stolen items back to you if they are recovered, which can offer a lot of peace of mind. It is also a useful deterrent against... Read More »

    Sergeant Nick Reason, Derbyshire Police

  • “Thieves know that SmartWater is bad news for them and it brings peace of mind for residents.” ... Read More »

    Ann Sutcliffe, Executive Director for Neighbourhoods, Shropshire Housing Group

  • "The SmartWater technology in our trap houses and cars is so effective that in less than 72 hours from the trap house being broken into, (the offender) was arrested, interviewed, placed before the Courts and pleaded gu... Read More »

    Detective Sergeant Madeline Ryder, Brent Police, Metropolitan Police Service

  • "SmartWater is a unique coding system which has been used by police forces for a number of years to tackle both commercial and domestic burglary. It has proved to be a very effective deterrent to offenders where other ... Read More »

    Rachel Carr, Community Safety Officer, Cambridgeshire Police

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