Who we work with...

We Predict.

We Deter.

We Detect.

Site Security

We specialise in offering fully-managed temporary site security services to a wide variety of sectors, including construction, retail, and rail. Our range of intruder detection ensure the security of your site at all times.

Forensic Marking

Highly innovative and leading the way is our proven, award winning forensic marking technology – the ‘traceable liquid’, SmartWater®. It provides a legally irrefutable way to deter crime, identify assets and prosecute criminals.

Crime Intelligence

Our intelligence-led technology helps prevent crime by delivering actionable insights. These insights allow businesses to optimise resource allocation and effectively deter criminals, ensuring people and communities are protected.

DeterTech Security Solutions

A more secure world for all

We help people to sleep more soundly at night.

From security on a multi-million pound construction project to the organisers and delegates at global events. From the most vulnerable, like victims of domestic abuse, to the museum curator or archaeologist responsible for world heritage sites or rare artefacts.

Put simply, we give greater peace of mind. To people, businesses and communities, every day.

Best in class security solutions for your sector

Construction Site Security

With high value machinery and materials on site, construction projects can be prime targets for opportunistic thieves and organised crime gangs. DeterTech protects thousands of construction sites across the UK and Europe.

Solar Farm Security

Theft of solar farm components is an ongoing threat due to the high-value of materials such as photovoltaic panels and copper wiring. DeterTech protects solar assets with verified video surveillance and SmartWater forensic marking technology.

Security for Infrastructure Projects

The nation’s critical infrastructure comprises intricate networks and facilities vital for day-to-day operations. Losing any component risks disrupting essential services, impacting communities, and jeopardising public welfare and economic stability.

Security for the Utilities Sector

Telecommunications networks are the vital lifelines keeping communities connected in today’s digital world. A single service outage risks disrupting lives and businesses across entire regions.

Vacant Property Security

Vacant properties represent valuable assets that, if compromised, can incur substantial costs through damage, theft and liability issues impacting owners and communities.

Working with Governments and Police Forces

Intelligence led technology and data analysis that supports policing by delivering insights and recommendations that guide security resources and reduce criminal activity.

"Giving greater peace of mind to people and communities, every day."

Baba Devani – Chief Executive Officer

Latest News

  • Man who breached restraining order is jailed with help of SmartWater

    DeterTech's forensic marking technology, SmartWater, has helped Derbyshire Police jail a man for violating a restraining order for the second time. Crucially, the forensic evidence prevented the victim having to testify in court. As part of the Forces' commitment to tackle the growing issue of st...

    Man who breached restraining order is jailed with help of SmartWater
  • DeterTech SmartWater: The Invisible Solution Against Ivory Smuggling

    The fight against the illegal ivory trade in the Benin Republic is given a revolutionary new boost with SmartWater technology from DeterTech. The innovative, untraceable solution is setting new standards in asset marking and is now tackling the challenge of ivory smuggling, one of the most pressing ...

    DeterTech SmartWater: The Invisible Solution Against Ivory Smuggling
  • Leeds CC Curbs Paving Stone Thefts with DeterTech’s SmartWater

    Leeds City Council has begun forensically marking its prized Yorkstone paving slabs with DeterTech’s SmartWater™ technology, following a concerning rise in targeted thefts. The initiative will help to deter criminals and assist West Yorkshire Police in bringing thieves to justice. Reclaim...

    Leeds CC Curbs Paving Stone Thefts with DeterTech’s SmartWater
  • Derbyshire Police adopt DeterTech domestic violence strategy

    Derbyshire Police are the latest UK police force to adopt the use of SmartWater technology to deter and detect instances of stalking and domestic violence. High risk victims in Chesterfield and Erewash will be the first to receive SmartWater home kits and SmartTag forensic spray, before the r...

    Derbyshire Police adopt DeterTech domestic violence strategy
  • DeterTech Shortlisted for BSIA Award

    DeterTech is pleased to announce it is a finalist for the ‘Most Innovative Security Project’ at the BSIA British Security Awards 2023. DeterTech won the same award in 2022 for its ground-breaking partnership with South Yorkshire Police to tackle domestic violence against women and girls. ...

    DeterTech Shortlisted for BSIA Award
  • Protecting Vacant Properties with DeterTech’s Advanced Security Solutions

    As we approach the summer months it is important to consider the large number of premises that are temporarily left unoccupied. Schools and offices, even some shops and construction sites, briefly shut down to accommodate staff holidays, leaving them at increased risk of theft, vandalism and ...

    Protecting Vacant Properties with DeterTech’s Advanced Security Solutions
  • SmartWater brings Judgement Day for Church Lead Thieves

    Holy water is a common sight in churches up and down the country. But it was the presence of SmartWater that helped Lincolnshire Police to bring a trio of thieves to justice. It is the largest prosecution to date involving lead theft from churches, since the law was changed in 2012 to recognise the ...

    SmartWater brings Judgement Day for Church Lead Thieves
  • Top 5 reasons why visually verified video surveillance is best

    Video surveillance is an essential element of modern security systems, helping to enhance public safety, deter crime and provide objective evidence in the case of an incident.   However, not all video surveillance systems are created equal, and visually verified video surveillance stands ou...

    Top 5 reasons why visually verified video surveillance is best
  • DeterTech Protects Discovery of Extraordinary Roman Villa

    During the first Covid-19 lockdown, a landowner’s son unearthed the beginnings of an ancient Roman villa alongside one of the most significant mosaics of its kind ever found in Britain. Historic England were able to secure funding for urgent archaeological investigations, and due to the national i...

    DeterTech Protects Discovery of Extraordinary Roman Villa
  • Construction on Pause: Safeguarding Sites During Project Delays

    The UK Government has announced that parts of HS2 construction will be delayed by two years in a bid to cut costs. We’re seeing this trend across the wider construction sector with inflation, supply chain issues and rising material costs contributing to project delays.   These mothballed ...

    Construction on Pause: Safeguarding Sites During Project Delays
  • DeterTech expands executive team with appointment of new Managing Directors

    DeterTech is pleased to announce the respective appointments of Franz Scherer and Luke Staton as Managing Director, Europe and Managing Director, UK. Reporting directly to CEO Baba Devani, the two will work closely to further integrate DeterTech’s end-to-end solutions and service offering, and to ...

    DeterTech expands executive team with appointment of new Managing Directors
  • DeterTech and West Yorkshire Police Domestic Abuse Reduction Initiative Chosen as Finalist in Tilley Awards

    DeterTech joined West Yorkshire Police at the National Problem-Solving Conference (NPSC) and Tilley Awards ceremony last week (17-19 October 2022), after the joint initiative ‘Focused Forensic Marking Initiative to Deter and Detect Domestic Abuse’ was crowned winner in investigations category. ...

    DeterTech and West Yorkshire Police Domestic Abuse Reduction Initiative Chosen as Finalist in Tilley Awards
  • The SmartWater Group is now DeterTech

    Company announces major rebrand and acquisition of SmartGuard in the Nordics Award-winning risk management company DeterTech, formerly known as The SmartWater Group, is pleased to reveal its new identity, publicly shown for the first time at Security Essen on Stand 5C31. The new brand, and its asso...

    The SmartWater Group is now DeterTech
  • Fall in catalytic converter thefts thanks to SmartWater initiative

    Catalytic converter thefts have more than halved thanks to parts being forensically marked, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). The thefts peaked in March 2021, when 3,245 catalytic converters were stolen, but they have been steadily declining since, with 1,378recorded in J...

    Fall in catalytic converter thefts thanks to SmartWater initiative
  • ARC team catch fuel thief red handed 

    At DeterTech, we have security solutions capable of protecting almost every area on a construction site. When the red diesel ban on construction sites coincided with the price of fuel hitting record highs in 2022, our fuel protection services quickly became in demand.  Our fuel protection solu...

    ARC team catch fuel thief red handed 
  • DeterTech Wins British Security Award for Strategy to Tackle Domestic Abuse

    8 July 2022 DeterTech is pleased to announce it has been recognised for ‘Most Innovative Security Project’ at the BSIA British Security Awards 2022. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has commended SmartWater for its police-led domestic abuse reduction strategy, which leverages it...

    DeterTech Wins British Security Award for Strategy to Tackle Domestic Abuse
  • National initiative launches to prevent, deter and detect catalytic converter theft

    SmartWater Group has today announced a police-backed, national scheme to tackle catalytic converter theft. Drivers will be able to have their catalytic converters marked with a unique, invisible and unremovable solution that has been proven to deter thieves and help police identify stolen property. ...

    National initiative launches to prevent, deter and detect catalytic converter theft
  • The SmartWater Group brings crime deterrent solutions to IFSEC International 2022

    The SmartWater Group, an award-winning provider of risk management and crime deterrent solutions, is pleased to reveal its plans for IFSEC International, taking place from 17-19 May 2022 at ExCeL London. The company will be showcasing its broad portfolio of integrated security solutions that enable ...

    The SmartWater Group brings crime deterrent solutions to IFSEC International 2022
  • The SmartWater Group Announces Baba Devani as New Chief Executive Officer

    The SmartWater Group, an award-winning provider of risk management and crime deterrent solutions, today announces the appointment of Baba Devani as Chief Executive Officer. Devani becomes the first externally appointed CEO in The SmartWater Group’s near thirty-year history. The SmartWater Group...

    The SmartWater Group Announces Baba Devani as New Chief Executive Officer
  • Launch of tool to help identify offenders

    There’s a new tool in the battle against anti-social behaviour and violence – and it’s one which will leave a lasting impression on offenders. SmartTag, a special, traceable forensic spray developed by SmartWater Group, will see those who threaten or attack others, sprayed with the forensic s...

    Launch of tool to help identify offenders
  • The SmartWater Group Acquires Tag Security Holdings

    The SmartWater Group, an award-winning risk management company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tag Security Holdings (TSH), supported by its primary investment partner, Freshstream. The deal further cements The SmartWater Group’s position as a leading provider of technology-enabled, int...

    The SmartWater Group Acquires Tag Security Holdings
  • Catalytic Converter Theft

    Police seek support from automotive industry following successful pilot that reduced theft by 57% The SmartWater Group, creator of the world’s most highly accredited proprietary forensic asset marking solutions, is spearheading a new police-backed, national scheme to deter the theft of catalytic ...

    Catalytic Converter Theft
  • Armadillos protect COP26

    PID Systems, a division of SmartWater Group,  announced its state-of-the-art wireless, intrusion detection camera units – the Armadillo VideoGuard 360® – were used to protect perimeters and venues at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) event in Glasgow.  A total of 283 Armadillo Vid...

    Armadillos protect COP26
  • Successful domestic abuse conviction with SmartTag

    DeterTech's innovative forensic marking technology, SmartTag, has helped to secure a successful domestic abuse conviction in West Yorkshire. Gary Higgins, Director of Commercial Operations at DeterTech, commented: “I am proud to see our forensic marking technology making a real difference in prot...

    Successful domestic abuse conviction with SmartTag
  • 86% reduction in theft for the UK’s largest broadband provider

    BT is the largest provider of fixed-line, broadband and mobile services in the UK, operating a vast network of underground and overground telecommunications cable. The problem BT approached SmartWater (now known as DeterTech), after prolific thieves, targeting the copper contained in the cable, l...

    86% reduction in theft for the UK’s largest broadband provider
  • More than 150 stolen solar panels recovered

    With the increase of solar panel theft increasing over the years, a site in Kidderminster were proactive enough to request the help of SmartWater (now known as DeterTech) to ensure their solar panels, if stolen, could be easily tracked down and recovered.    The problem More than 150 solar ...

    More than 150 stolen solar panels recovered
  • Proactively deterring thieves on smart motorways

    Manchester Smart Motorways (MSM) was commissioned by the Highways Agency to upgrade and expand electronic variable speed signage along a  28 km stretch of the M60 between Junction 8 - 20.   The problem During the first 12 months of the 3 year project an organised crime group stole approxim...

    Proactively deterring  thieves on smart motorways
  • Fighting cable theft with Network Rail

    Prior to enlisting SmartWater (now known as DeterTech) to help, cable thefts were estimated to be costing Network Rail and UK taxpayers up to £16m a year, causing significant delays and disruptions to the network. The London to North West (LNW) mainline was particularly badly hit by cable thieves, ...

    Fighting cable theft with Network Rail
  • Homebase achieves 20% reduction in stock loss

    Homebase, the home and garden experts, are the latest name to team-up with the SmartWater Group (now known as DeterTech) to enhance the protection of valuable stock items and reduce theft in store. It is set to introduce forensic marking in more stores across the UK following a 20% reduction in stoc...

    Homebase achieves 20% reduction in stock loss
  • 57% reduction in catalytic converter theft

    The SmartWater Group (now known as DeterTech) is pleased to announce J Day Engineering is helping to put the brakes on rising rates of catalytic converter theft, having signed up as the first Authorised Registration Centre for its new National Asset Database. James Day, Founder of J Day Engineering...

    57% reduction in catalytic converter theft

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