You may remember the days when you were advised to mark your property with your postcode using an ultra-violet pen. Well, marking your property is still sound advice however modern technology has turned this simple concept into a leading crime fighting deterrent through the use of forensic marking.

The best known of these is SmartWater, who remain a strong supporter of Neighbourhood Watch.
Comment from SmartWater Technology Ltd:

“SmartWater is an internationally operating 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 forensic coding technology which have been highly successful in reducing crimes, such as burglary, robbery, retail crime, environmental crime, vandalism, trespass and metal theft. SmartWater is well known to criminals because 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 recognised as a very powerful crime deterrent.”

SmartWater has been successfully used throughout Scotland and formed a prevention strand of Police Scotland’s Operation RAC (Housebreaking reduction strategy) in 2014.

SmartWater Home Marking Kits are available to Scottish postcode holders at a one off cost of £25.00, however Neighbourhood Watch Scotland aim to bring even greater discounts on SmartWater to its members. Contact us for more information