Stroud School To Adopt SmartWater

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Stroud School To Adopt SmartWater

A Stroud school is set to introduce SmartWater, the invisible 'forensic fingerprint', to better protect its premises from burglars and thieves.

Whiteshill Junior School has teamed up with Gloucestershire police to introduce the hi-tech deterrent, which will be delivered on Wednesday November 29.

The SmartWater system works through the use of a synthetic solution, a 'forensic fingerprint', designed to be unique to a single address.

When applied to items of property, such as computers, DVD players and TVs, the liquid remains active for years and is virtually impossible to remove. Undetectable to the naked eye it shows up vividly when viewed with specialist equipment - a telltale sign when officers are examining suspected stolen property.

Police across the country support the use of SmartWater because of its proven track record in helping to deter crime and detect offenders.

PC Jenny Kadodia, of the Schools Unit of Gloucestershire police, has been instrumental in helping Whiteshill to obtain and install SmartWater.

"On the day I deliver the SmartWater I will be taking part in a school assembly to tell pupils and staff what the system is and how it works," she said.

"The aim is to send the message to the wider community through the children that Whiteshill Junior School is protected by some of the best theft and burglary protection available today.

"To reinforce the message SmartWater signs and property stickers will be put up in obvious places around the school to act as a deterrent to criminals."

Posted : 28/11/2006 17:35:02

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