By Tristan Harris Friday 18 October 2013 Updated: 18/10 10:43
A NEW monthly stall has opened in Bromsgrove Market offering residents help and support on home security.
Shoppers will be able to buy the high tech SmartWater from the district council’s community safety team at the stall, which will be by the Housman Statue from 8.30am on the first Saturday of every month.
A single kit, for just £15, can be used to mark more than 100 items. The usual price is £50.
The invisible and permanent SmartWater solution links residents’ belongings. Each one has a unique code in it, similar to that of DNA, and then if lost and stolen goods are recovered, the owners can be reunited with them.
Such is the power of SmartWater, criminals have even been convicted on the strength of it being used in court to link perpetrators to their crimes.
Sales of the solution will also help those affected by crime across the district because for every two kits sold, Safer Bromsgrove will donate one free kit to a crime victim.
North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership chairman Sue Hanley said: “By buying SmartWater in this way you not only improve your home security but you support victims as well.”
The SmartWater can also be ordered from the Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre on School Drive, Bromsgrove.
Other crime prevention advice and literature is available from officers on the stall and a comprehensive home security guide is available from libraries, online at www.bromsgrove.gov.uk and by calling 01527 881472.
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