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SmartWater

SmartWater is a chemically coded liquid that is painted onto items of value, making them uniquely traceable. Traceability is something that criminals hate because it increases accountability and the risk of proven guilt.

Some 25,000 churches and other heritage buildings are currently using SmartWater to protect lead and other metals from thieves.

Many scrap metal dealers are now checking for SmartWater and refusing to handle SmartWater marked metals. This is having a major impact on criminals by making it increasingly difficult to sell on stolen property and increasing the chances of arrest. So when thieves see SmartWater deterrent signage outside your Church, they are more likely to stay away.

The registration and use of SmartWater, or an alternative forensic marking system approved by us, is a policy condition on both our Parishguard and Hallguard policies.

Some SmartWater frequently asked questions

How to get a quote

For more information please contact us now on:

0845 777 3322

Lines are open 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Is your SmartWater kit registered?

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If you are unsure, you can call SmartWater on 01952 204 102 and check.

It’s vital to know, as you won’t have cover for external metal theft if your kit isn’t registered.

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