SmartWater is an anti-theftsystem used to protect property and is exceptionally good for metal roofing products such as lead, copper and other metals, to maintain security.
It consists of applying an invisible-to-the-eye liquid containing a code which can be read under ultraviolet light. It is intended to be applied to valuable items, so that if they are stolen and later seized by police, their original owner can be determined.
It is perfect for applying to roofs of churches, historic buildings, ancient monuments, schools and flats and houses where expensive metals are a target for thieves. It is a water-based solution containing low-level additives, which are blended using a binary sequence to ensure uniqueness. The solution is then applied by specialists at Balmore Specialist Contracts in a similar application to painting and contains a unique DNA-like individual number to the property, and, if stolen and retrieved, can be identified by police locate using a black (UV) light.
It can also be used in a sprinkler system that sprays a burglar with invisible liquid, which cannot be washed off and lasts for months – ideal to capture criminals!
SmartWater has been used by police to apprehend and convict over 600 criminals so far.
A ‘SmartWater Strategy’ was undertaken Nottingham and 30,000 houses have now had their property coated with SmartWater. Since the project has been put in place including signs warning potential house intruders, there has been a 40% reduction in house burglaries.
Contact us to find out more about SmartWater and how it can help protect your building and roof and potentially save you thousands of pounds in damage and repair.