Smart Water comes to Croydon at reduced price for those involved in an active Neighbourhood Watch

SmartWater, the highly successful burglary deterrent, is being rolled out in Croydon as part of the Met Trace project. Officers are visiting homes across the borough to show residents how to mark their property with the liquid, which is only visible under UV light and allows police to trace stolen property.

A trial in London last year showed Smartwater cut burglary up to 85% and we are hoping for great results in Croydon.

The Met Trace project seeks to provide traceable liquid property marking kits to London households. To find more about the scheme, read the previous posts here and here.

And, here for the article relating to the roll out in Croydon.

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How do I get SmartWater?

The Smart Water kits. available via the Met Trace initiative. will only be given to some households.


You can purchase a kit for £25, a third of the regular price, if you live in an area covered by an active Neighbourhood Watch. The kit you can purchase contains enough SmartWater to mark about 50 items.

If you live in a road without an active Neighbourhood Watch, why not consider starting one?

For full details of what is involved in becoming a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator or to request a code to access the reduced-price kit if you are already covered by an active Neighbourhood Watch, you can access all details on the newly launched Croydon Neighbourhood Watch website.

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Download a copy of the leaflet here: SmartWater_NHW_CroydonLeaflet


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