In the Media

Guilty burglars detected by glow

PUBLISHED September 5, 2005

A sprinkler system which showers burglars with an invisible liquid is being used to cut crime in Newcastle.

SmartWater, which shows up under ultra-violet light, contains a unique DNA-style code.
When a break-in happens the thief is sprayed with the liquid, which cannot be washed off and lasts for months.