Church metal theft
Theft of metal from churches is both costly and damaging. We’ve created a guide to help reduce the risk of metal theft at your church.
To help you get the best experience from your SmartWater, we have produced a number of FAQs.
Theft of metal is an ongoing challenge for churches, but there are steps you can take to help protect your church. As such, we require all churches to apply a forensic marking system, such as SmartWater, to external metal to benefit from theft of metal cover. SmartWater has been successful in both helping deter thieves and tracing stolen goods. To support churches Ecclesiastical pays the annual SmartWater registration fee for all its customers.
Your church policy provides cover for metal theft, and subsequent damage, as long as you have taken the following steps:
You may also be able to benefit from increased cover if you install a roof alarm.
Please be aware – if you do not comply with these requirements your church will not be covered for theft of metal. Please let us know if there is any reason why your church isn’t able to meet the requirements and we will try to assist you.