What is SmartWater?
SmartWater is a colourless liquid solution that can be
dabbed onto your personal possessions and valuables.
You can use it on all kinds of household items such as ornaments and
electrical equipment including TVs, DVD players, games consoles and mobile
phones. It can also be used on jewellery and garden equipment.
How SmartWater works
Each bottle has its own unique chemical code which is registered to your
address. Anything marked with your SmartWater can be traced back to
A bottle marks around 50 to 60 items. It is almost invisible and is
virtually impossible to remove. The liquid glows under ultra violet
light so anything marked can be easily identified.
Proven to deter criminals
Police Officers routinely scan criminals and recovered property for
SmartWater. Offenders know about it and fear its power to forensically
link them to a scene of crime.
By marking your valuables and displaying
SmartWater deterrent stickers and street signs, you send a powerful message
to any would-be burglars to stay well away from your area.
There is a small charge of £20 which represents a huge saving compared with
the usual cost of £60 to be part of SmartWater.
The fee will also enable your Neighbourhood Watch scheme to purchase
sufficient signs that will also serve as a deterrent.
A member of your Neighbourhood Watch team will be contacting you
regarding this important offer.
All of the above information was taken from leaflets produced by
Staffordshire County Council in conjunction with Staffordshire Police.