We're working with neighbourhoods across Gwent to protect you with forensic property marking technology, and help you keep your property safe and secure.

  • we’ll visit communities across Gwent to encourage you to become Safer Neighbourhoods
  • we’ll advise you on the best way to keep your property safe and secure
  • we’ll encourage you to mark your property with SmartWaterTech invisible forensic technology, which we’ll provide (working with community councils)
  • we’ll display signs throughout Safer Neighbourhood areas, stating that property is securely protected with forensic technology.


  • offenders tend to return to a neighbourhood which they’ve already entered, and where they’ve already committed crime: we want to break that pattern
  • it’s been proved that offenders are less likely to target a community which is security protected and displays ‘Safer Neighbourhood’ signs
  • it’s less likely that offenders will target property which is protected with forensic markings
  • UV and forensic marking makes it easier to connect offenders with a specific crime and secure a conviction – and to return property to the rightful owner
  • these actions will help prevent offenders from targeting neighbourhoods, and make our communities safer.
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