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Church and drain pipe with Smartwater sticker

SmartWater has been at the forefront of combating church metal theft for over 8 years. During this time we have helped convict many criminals responsible for desecrating churches and deterred countless other would-be thieves.

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Metal Theft is evolving

Our team of intelligence experts have identified a worrying recent shift in criminal behaviour, with a significant rise in organised criminal gangs systematically targeting churches and stripping them of lead. This has resulted in the average claim for a lead theft vastly exceeding the maximum limit of insurance cover offered to most churches. Consequently, just one major theft could leave your church with crippling repair costs that are almost impossible to recover from.

SmartWater Roof Alarm

In addition to our patented forensic-marking technology,
which is already protecting over 25,000 churches, we now offer a fully supported roof alarm installation and maintenance service.SmartWater roof alarms provide an enhanced opportunity to detect and deter opportunistic thieves and organised crime gangs before they can cause any damage. We will also proactively work with your local police to assist in the prosecution of any offenders.

Flexible Solutions

Following the government’s crackdown on the scrap metal industry, thieves have been increasingly switching their attention to slate and stone. With thefts being reported from churches and heritage sites, as well as road, pavements and homes, the media and government are now citing this blight on our heritage as an ‘epidemic’ that requires urgent action. SmartWater has responded by creating a series of bespoke forensic solutions specifically for the protection of stone, proividing irrefutable traceability to flagstones, dry stone walls, paving and other porous surfaces.

‘Royal’ Support

Our charitable arm, the SmartWater Foundation is working in partnership with the War Memorial Trust to locate, log and protect as many of the 100,000 war memorials there are in the UK, providing all the products, services and support, free of charge. Sadly, in recent years, a considerable number of memorials were stolen by thieves who sold them as scrap metal, but the extra protection provided by the application of a unique SmartWater® forensic solution reduced theft to almost zero. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of our partners the War Memorial Trust and has actively supported In Memoriam 2014 including, on occasion, applying SmartWater to a number of high profile, historic memorials.

Metal Theft is evolving

Our team of intelligence experts have identified a worrying recent shift in criminal behaviour, with a significant rise in organised criminal gangs systematically targeting churches and stripping them of lead. This has resulted in the average claim for a lead theft vastly exceeding the maximum limit of insurance cover offered to most churches. Consequently, just one major theft could leave your church with crippling repair costs that are almost impossible to recover from.

SmartWater Roof Alarm

In addition to our patented forensic-marking technology,
which is already protecting over 25,000 churches, we now offer a fully supported roof alarm installation and maintenance service.SmartWater roof alarms provide an enhanced opportunity to detect and deter opportunistic thieves and organised crime gangs before they can cause any damage. We will also proactively work with your local police to assist in the prosecution of any offenders.

Flexible Solutions

Following the government’s crackdown on the scrap metal industry, thieves have been increasingly switching their attention to slate and stone. With thefts being reported from churches and heritage sites, as well as road, pavements and homes, the media and government are now citing this blight on our heritage as an ‘epidemic’ that requires urgent action. SmartWater has responded by creating a series of bespoke forensic solutions specifically for the protection of stone, proividing irrefutable traceability to flagstones, dry stone walls, paving and other porous surfaces.

‘Royal’ Support

Our charitable arm, the SmartWater Foundation is working in partnership with the War Memorial Trust to locate, log and protect as many of the 100,000 war memorials there are in the UK, providing all the products, services and support, free of charge. Sadly, in recent years, a considerable number of memorials were stolen by thieves who sold them as scrap metal, but the extra protection provided by the application of a unique SmartWater® forensic solution reduced theft to almost zero. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of our partners the War Memorial Trust and has actively supported In Memoriam 2014 including, on occasion, applying SmartWater to a number of high profile, historic memorials.

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