Awards & Accreditations

SmartWater® hold the following awards and accreditations:

  • Superbrands


    SmartWater Technology Ltd has been formally recognised as a Superbrand. As a proud holder of Superbrands status, SmartWater® now stands shoulder to shoulder with other iconic British brands such as British Airways, Rolls-Royce and John Lewis.

    All those involved in the voting process are asked to bear in mind the following definition:
    "A Superbrand has established the finest reputation in its field. It offers customers significant emotional and / or tangible advantages over its competitors, which customers want and recognise."

  • UKRIA 2015 - Asset Management and Security

    UKRIA 2015 - Asset Management and Security

    SmartWater has won the 2015 UK Rail Industry Award for Asset Management and Security for its work on Network Rail’s London to North West (LNW) mainline. SmartWater worked closely with Network Rail and British Transport Police to develop a strategy that identified potential risk areas, hotspots and crime trends. The strategy produced significant reductions in delay minutes and improved performance.

  • ISO 9001:2005 - Quality Management Standard

    ISO 9001:2005 - Quality Management Standard

    Designed to create a more disciplined work environment, ISO 9001 is designed to help our workforce know who does what, when and how.

    Held since: March 2001.

  • ISO 27001 - Information Security Management Standard

    ISO 27001 - Information Security Management Standard

    SmartWater’s secure database is accredited to internationally recognised ISO27001 standard. This enables us to prove that we meet the same standards as the likes of Google, Microsoft and Xerox.

    ISO27001 was developed as a best practice standard by experts and enables organisations to formalise and verify that risks are properly identified and managed. More importantly, it demonstrates to clients and stakeholders that their information is taken seriously and kept safe.

  • UKAS 7955 = ISO 17025:2005 for forensic analysis

    UKAS 7955 = ISO 17025:2005 for forensic analysis

    SmartWater’s testing laboratory facility has been accredited by UKAS in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. SmartWater’s highly experienced scientists are formally recognised as expert witnesses in the criminal Courts.

  • BSI PAS 820:2012

    BSI PAS 820:2012

    SmartWater was the first Laboratory-identifiable forensic code and forensic marking product with a grade A rating under British Standards Institution PAS 820:2012.

    This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been developed by the British Standards Institution with the aim of overcoming the difficulties faced by purchasers when assessing the length of time a forensic code will continue to be identifiable.

    The grade A rating means that the forensic codes used in SmartWater will remain identifiable for a minimum of 5 years when used either internally or externally.

  • SAFEcontractor Approved

    SAFEcontractor Approved

    This relates specifically to the installation and maintenance of our Forensic Spray Systems.

    SAFEcontractor provides evidence that our engineers consistently exceed our relevant legal requirements and demonstrate competence in conforming to Health and Safety guidelines within the workplace.

  • Altius Assured Vendor

    Altius Assured Vendor

    The award-winning Altius Vendor Assessment provides complete assurance that SmartWater has all the necessary health and safety systems, insurance coverage, and other requirements in place to be a competent supplier to large corporate customers.

    The Assessment helps companies to assess, improve, monitor and assure their supply base – to reduce their risk and liability and increase performance. The robust online supplier accreditation and management system takes a thorough evidence-based approach to checking the competences and financial health of suppliers.

  • Achilles RISQS

    Achilles RISQS

    Achilles RISQS is the community that supports the UK rail industry’s pre-qualification scheme and is recognised as best practice in qualifying suppliers.

    In order to reach this accreditation, Achilles use the RISQS scheme to perform a thorough audit and review of the company and inspects the quality, safety and environmental management systems implemented by the Company.

    Link-up certification demonstrates SmartWater's ability to meet rail industry requirements and enables us to showcase our extensive services and experience to rail industry organisations in the UK.

  • Achilles UVDB

    Achilles UVDB

    The accreditation allows SmartWater Technology to pre-qualify as an approved supplier to the utilities sector - a process that makes it easier for companies in the sector to manage their supply chain risks and to comply with EU procurement regulations.

    The accreditation was granted on the basis of a rigorous independent audit of our Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental management systems.

  • Secured by Design

    Secured by Design

    Secured by Design is a flagship UK police initiative to help 'design out' crime through the use of high-quality innovative products.

  • Best Company 2010

    Best Company 2010

    In 2010, SmartWater Technology Ltd was awarded Star Status accreditation in the 2010 Best Companies Survey, which singles-out the UK’s most exceptional employers, voted for by employees themselves.

    The Survey uses feedback provided by staff members to assess employee engagement and the role that they feel they play in their organisation’s success and growth.

    Around 1,100 organisations from the private and public sectors applied for Best Companies Accreditation, SmartWater was delighted to be amongst only a handful of employers within the West Midlands to achieve the accreditation.

  • Rail-Tech Europe Innovation Award 2009

    Rail-Tech Europe Innovation Award 2009

    Overcoming fierce competition from major businesses across Europe, including the likes of Siemens and Bombardier, SmartWater was declared the breakthrough innovation of 2009 within the European Railway Sector.

    The judges were all highly impressed by SmartWater’s ongoing programme of work to combat railway metal thefts, which includes the forensic marking of trackside metals.

  • Millenium Products

    Millenium Products

    Millennium Product status was awarded by the Design Council to British products and companies which had shown "imagination, ingenuity and inspiration" as well as "innovation, creativity and design".

    Over 4,000 products were submitted, and 1,012 were selected for the award. SmartWater Technology were proud to count to themselves amongst the successful entries.

  • Prince of Wales Award for Innovation 1996

    Prince of Wales Award for Innovation 1996

    "The winners are an inspiring example of how British Industry can take a good idea and develop it into a commercially successful venture."

    HRH The Prince of Wales


  • “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)

  • “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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