Targeted covert operations to create a powerful deterrent

There are many types of asset marking system, utilizing a range of technologies and techniques but only one company has an extensive, successful track record in actively participating with law enforcement agencies in ‘sting’ operations against targeted criminals – and that is SmartWater.   We do this as it is our firm belief that criminals will not avoid a security system unless they know that it represents a real risk to their liberty.

Hundreds of criminals have been convicted as a result and, as a consequence, criminals avoid premises protected with SmartWater, a fact proven both academically and operationally.

The following two videos provide examples of both US and UK police departments working with SmartWater’s specialist teams to target, arrest and convict serious criminals, as a result of which, a powerful deterrent is created for the benefit of their communities:

We have at our disposal a range of covert and trap devices that can be deployed quickly by either law enforcement agencies or professional corporate security teams charged with reducing crime within their environment.

Our training teams have years of experience deploying this equipment and will be able to recommend the products best suited to a client’s requirements and then help plan and execute the operation, with the primary objective to reduce crime through the creation of a powerful, sustainable deterrent.

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  • “Police Scotland continues to work alongside our communities and relevant partners to tackle housebreaking and protect people’s homes and belongings from acquisitive criminals. read more

    Superintendent Matt Richards, Police Scotland
  • “Theft of metal is a serious crime and has had a devastating effect on a large number of our customers since 2007. read more

    David Bonehill, Claims and Risk Services Director, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG)
  • “SmartWater has been central to reducing burglary in the borough of Brent and for building more confidence within our communities. read more

    Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Borough Commander for Brent, Metropolitan Police Service
  • “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
  • “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… read more

    Liam Sumpter, Area Director, Network Rail