Students are more than twice as likely to be burgled compared to the average home.** Items such as mobile phones, laptops, gaming consoles and bicycles are regular targets for thieves.
Membership to SmartWater, the UK's largest crime prevention network, includes a SmartWater property coding kit containing a small bottle of forensic solution that links property to its owner and criminals to a crime scene. In addition to the forensic solution, you will also receive application guidelines and deterrent warning labels.
Research has shown that 74% of thieves are deterred from committing a burglary where SmartWater warning signs are displayed.***
- Each bottle of SmartWater contains a unique forensic ‘code’, which links property to an address.
- It is simple to apply, cannot be easily seen by the naked eye and is almost impossible to remove.
- It glows under ultraviolet light – allowing police to take a sample to identify the true owner of the property and whether it has been stolen.
Why does it deter criminals?
SmartWater provides proof of ownership and has been used to secure over 1,000 convictions – SmartWater maintains 100% conviction rate when used as evidence in court. For this reason, criminals fear the SmartWater brand and often abandon their plans when they see a SmartWater warning label.
*One-off price only valid for full length of your course whilst studying at University but membership can be extended afterwards.
***Perpetuity Research, University of Leicester, 2008