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What is SmartWater?


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.


Largest agriculutural community in the US protected by SmartWater


Stealing from farmers in Tulare County is about to get harder. Out of darkness comes light-- in this case, the truth revealed would be a crime against...

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Historic Leeds Castle bolsters its defences with SmartWater® forensics


In a clear warning to potential thieves, one of the UK’s most historic buildings, the 12th century Leeds Castle in Kent, has partnered with the ...

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SmartWater wins major contract in USA


One of the USA’s most prestigious law enforcement agencies, Prince George County Police Department, Maryland has announced a major new community...

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Council stamps its mark on thieves


St.Helens Council has teamed up with crime-prevention company SmartWater® to wash-out thieves, following a number of reports of York stone paving ...

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Thieves Beware… Hainault Business Park partners with SmartWater® in a UK BID first


In a UK first, Hainault Business Park in Redbridge is partnering with the UK’s number one crime-fighting company SmartWater. A partnership throu...

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Splashing the cash, and criminals, could cut ATM crime in communities as the Co-op teams-up with award-winning forensic technology company SmartWater ...

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SmartWater® being used by Surrey Police in bid to stop crime


Burglars are being warned that Surrey Police is homing in on them as the force distributes thousands of forensic marking packs for householders to use...

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Gloucestershire Police Drive to reduce household burglary


POLICE cadets recently joined a Gloucestershire Constabulary operation in Cam on Saturday, September 10, to offer residents a chance to have valuable ...

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New Fiver Launched - SmartWater® consulted in its development


The new £5 note entered into circulation on 13 September 2016, is the first note issued in England to be printed on polymer, a thin flexible pla...

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Cwmbran’s Bron Afon Protects Fleet with SmartWater®


Vans belonging to Cwmbran’s Bron Afon Community Housing have all been marked with SmartWater in a bid to deter thieves.

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Leeds North West MP meets SmartWater® to help tackle stone theft


Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland recently met with SmartWater to learn how the company is tackling stone theft. Recent years have seen a rise in Y...

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Seven convicted for theft of casino chips


The robbery took place at the Pasino Casino, 12th of February 2016, where criminals left the premises with €4000 worth of chips. Was the game wor...

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Innovative forensic traceable liquid to join fight against paving stones thefts in Leeds


A state-of-the-art initiative to tackle the theft of Yorkshire paving stones is to be introduced in hot-spot areas by Leeds City Council.

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Police crackdown on rising bike theft on Thameslink line


A concentrated effort on bike thefts on the Thameslink route between St Pancras and Bedford station is underway.

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North Palm Beach Police Department - 21st Century Crime-Prevention Coming to North Palm Beach


Residents of North Palm Beach are quickly learning that 21st century crime-prevention comes in a bottle. 

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Major crackdown cleans up street


A ton of rubbish has been removed from the streets of Bootle after a six-week crackdown on environmental issues and anti-social behaviour.

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SmartWater Donates Vehicle Protection Kit to the Central Motorway Patrol Group (CMPG)


The Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has given £10,000 of Proceeds of Crime Act funding to a new driving simulator to b...

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Ohio Landlords to use SmartWater to protect property


Middletown Landlord's Association are the latest adopters of SmartWater CSI's crime fighting technologies, with numerous landlords accross the region ...

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Extends Use of SmartWater® Following Success


In response to increasing crime rates in Willoughby Farms, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) has introduced a powerful crime-reducti...

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State-Of-The-Art SmartWater® Crime Deterrent Protects Air Ambulance Equipment


Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) has protected its vital life-saving equipment with SmartWater technology.

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Traceable liquid helps reduce residential burglaries


SmartWater® forensic traceable liquid technology used to mark items of value and is almost impossible to remove, has helped prevent burglaries acr...

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Heist Society - SmartWater® touted as the next BIG thing…


SmartWater cited as the next big thing in Tatler magazine (July 2016). An extract from the July edition of the world famous fashion magazine focuses ...

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Smart way to deter burglars


The burglary hotspot of Cam is being targeted by Gloucestershire police using a traceable liquid only visible under ultraviolet light to indelibly mar...

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Press Release MetTrace - Year 1 Results


Household burglary across London down by nearly 30% in areas where Met Police use SmartWater®

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