Our Community Safety team is doing its bit to combat burglary by funding SmartWater kits, part of an anti-burglary scheme in partnership with Thames Valley Police to protect properties, deter thieves and help convict criminals.
SmartWater is a colourless liquid that contains a unique forensic code. The kits are registered to an address and the solution can be applied to valuables, for example; electricals, bicycles, work tools and jewellery. If the marked items are stolen and recovered by the police, the Smartwater can be detected by a UV light and used to trace them back to the owner.
So far, we've given out 400 kits to residents who have either been a victim of burglary, or in areas where there have been a series of thefts.
You can find out more information about SmartWater on the Thames Valley Police website
and you can purchase a kit via SmartWater.