SmartWater®  uses an extremely robust form of ‘nanotechnology’ to encrypt data, with water being the application medium. With millions, and potentially billions, of data-sets available, the applications are only limited by the imagination of the End User.  As a security tool, SmartWater technology is unique in having helped law enforcement agencies secure hundreds of convictions, for crimes ranging from armed robbery and burglary through to metal theft and illegal trafficking of endangered species.

And that’s why criminals fear SmartWater so much. 

Although the Smithsonian Institute does not endorse any particular product, our US division, SmartWater CSI, had the honour of being featured in one of their great videos. 


Although the Smithsonian Institute does not endorse any particular product, our US division, SmartWater CSI, had the honour of being featured in one of their great videos. Press ‘Play’ to find out more.


Currently, the most popular application for our ‘traceable liquid’ is the SmartWater ‘Dab-it-On™’ system, with nearly 1.4 million registered customers securing their key assets, as most people accept that thieves will avoid property that is identifiable, as it’s ‘too hot to handle and an unnecessary risk.

Our customers range from telecommunication and power companies protecting their copper wire infrastructure to home owner’s securing their precious jewellery, smart devices, bicycles, in fact, practically any asset can be registered and secured on our database in seconds.

With no need to note serial numbers, take photographs or upload information about your most valuable assets onto an external database, Dab-it-On is considered to be the fastest way to secure your assets.

The SmartWater ‘Sprayer™’

Groundbreaking anti-Intruder system

Another application is our unique forensic ‘SmartWater Sprayer™’ which when either activated by the alarm system or monitoring station, can tag an intruder for months and potentially years.

With our proven track record in securing convictions in both the US and UK Courts, SmartWater security systems have been proven, both academically and operationally, to be one of the most powerful crime deterrents in the World.

Either add it to your existing alarm system or have it fitted as a standalone system, the SmartWater Sprayer allows you to go on the attack against criminals while, at the same time, providing law enforcement agencies with the evidence they need to prosecute offenders.


Proud to be the driving force behind two world firsts; MetTrace, the LARGEST ever traceable liquid rollout to crack down on burglary across London and the first NATIONAL traceable liquid programme, in Scotland.

SmartWater® is an international 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 traceable liquid products which have been highly successful in reducing crimes, such as burglary and metal theft.

Whether you are looking to reduce pilferage, protect your infrastructure and assets, enhance security or feel safer at home we have a product and service to suit.

Our aim is to give you peace of mind by helping to keep crime at bay and away from your door. SmartWater is well known to criminals, who acknowledge this 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 acknowledged to be a powerful crime deterrent.


SmartWater is proud to be the driving force behind the following three ‘World firsts’:

The use of SmartWater traceable liquids continues to grow rapidly and new applications are being suggested, practically on a daily basis.



  • “Police Scotland continues to work alongside our communities and relevant partners to tackle housebreaking and protect people’s homes and belongings from acquisitive criminals. read more

    Superintendent Matt Richards, Police Scotland
  • “Theft of metal is a serious crime and has had a devastating effect on a large number of our customers since 2007. read more

    David Bonehill, Claims and Risk Services Director, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG)
  • “SmartWater has been central to reducing burglary in the borough of Brent and for building more confidence within our communities. read more

    Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Borough Commander for Brent, Metropolitan Police Service
  • “The after-sale service that SmartWater continues to provide to Thames Water is truly outstanding. As a Security Specialist I have to react very quickly to changing situations and knowing that I can rely on the support. read more

    Jon Lorimer, Security Specialist, Thames Water
  • “Our collaboration with SmartWater has enabled us to identify cable theft risks and to respond quickly to emerging trends in order to implement proactive mitigation plans, particularly through tactical deployments… read more

    Liam Sumpter, Area Director, Network Rail