What is SmartWater?
Smart Water is a proven and effective crime prevention product. It is a colour and odourless liquid, which can be easily applied to a wide range of surfaces. Once dry the material is not only fluorescent under UV light but importantly has its own unique DNA that is traceable to the registered owner of the property. This aids the recovery of stolen property and the identification of the offender.
The Police are proactive in their investigations and visit offenders in prison. They found that 70% of those involved in acquisitive crime will not steal property that is marked with Smart Water, such is the deterent.
How can you get it?
Bomere Heath and District Parish Councillors (BHDPC) have made a commitment to improve crime prevention within the Parish and have agreed to fund a SmartWater scheme being promoted by the West Mercia Police Crime Commissioners (PCC). Smart Water kits normally retail at £25 each, so this is a fantastic opportunity to protect your property.
The scheme which will be rolled out in the early spring of 2020, with SmartWater kits being provided free of charge to every household within the BHDPC district. Each kit enables up to 50 items to be marked and is supplied with property marking stickers.
Signage will also be widely installed across the district to reinforce the use of SmartWater is use by every resident to further deter any would be thief. The kit property marking stickers are essential in ensuring any visiting thief is aware that your property is marked!
Update 5 June 2020 - Kits are being posted to every one over the next few weeks!!!
The roll out of the Smart Water scheme was to involve residents collecting and registering the kits in person. Understandably this had to be shelved due to the COVID pandemic.
Additional funding has enabled every kit to be regisitered for each address within the district and posted out to each household. Full instructions will be provided. As the kits are pre-registered nothing else needs to be done other than marking all of your valuables and getting a sticker in your widow or on your front door!
In the event that a household does not want to use the kits (and we strongly recommend that they are used), householders are asked to return the kits. Simply contact us (details will be in the kit) and we will collect.