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Protecting people first.

Our purpose is our shared goal for a safer, more secure future. As we enter an exciting new phase, together as one, we needed a purpose that respects our past achievements and reflects our ambitious plans for the future. We are evolving to make the world a safer place; helping communities across the world to sleep more soundly at night.  
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25%

burglary reduction in Greater London

100%

conviction rate in contested Court Cases

8,000

site security products in use across the UK and Europe

1000+

miles of cable
protected

“ Giving greater peace of mind to people and communities, every day ”

Baba Devani - CEO

Our Values

Committed.

Our business is based on commitment - to our work, to the communities we serve, and to each other. It’s at the core of what we do. When we are committed, we build trust, grow relationships, and take responsibility for our actions. Our pride and commitment makes us want to do our very best work, every time.
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Inclusive.

We're all about people. Inclusivity makes a clear statement that we are stronger together; operating as one group, we benefit from our different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. DeterTech is a business where everyone is respected, everyone is encouraged to speak up, and everyone is heard. Our diversity of thought helps us to innovate and make a positive difference.
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Ambitious.

We know where we want to be and the actions we need to take to get there. When we show ambition, we will achieve our purpose of giving greater peace of mind to people and communities, every day. Seeking to improve continually and learn from our experiences will bring us closer to this shared goal.
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Accredited
to protect you

Our awards and accreditations show that we place safety, our colleagues and our customers at the heart of everything we do.
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Leadership Team

Baba Devani

Chief Executive Officer
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Wayne Nash

Chief Finance Officer
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Laura Latham

Chief People Officer
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Alisdair Cumming

Chief Technical Officer
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Martin Berends

Managing Director - Europe
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Jacqueline Foley

Head of Group Commercial Operations
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Mark Fitzpatrick

Operations Director
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Rich Harris

Technical Services Director
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Gary Higgins

Commercial Operations Director
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Lawrence Peters

National Sales Director
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Rachael Oakley

Crime Intelligence Director
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Johan Starreveld

General Manager – Netherlands
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Steven Verrept

General Manager – Belgium
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Julia Wand

General Manager – Germany
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Decades of Experience

1993

SmartWater Technology arrives on the market - a powerful new deterrent is born.

1996

Tag Systems, the UK arm of BetaGuard, enters the market offering site security and access control solutions.

1997

TAG Systems secures it’s first commercial customer, Tarmac.

1999

BetaGuard enters Europe, offering security services in Benelux.

2007

 PID Systems is born, pioneers behind the PID 360 and future market leaders in temporary site security.

2010

Northamptonshire Police announce 70% reduction in domestic burglary following SmartWater rollout.
 
SmartWater launches in France.

2011

Contracts secured with Openreach (a BT Group Business), Network Rail, National Grid and Severn Trent Water to protect their national critical copper cabling infrastructure.

2012

National Intelligence Portal launches, working with UK police service and major utility companies. 

Major cable theft gangs imprisoned.

2015

SmartWater secures contract to protect 440,000 London homes - the largest ever forensic liquid rollout. The project - titled 'MetTrace', goes on to see a 25% reduction in burglary.

2016

SmartGel achieves a 90% reduction in ATM attacks in Co-op branches across the South-West, leading to a national rollout.

2017

SmartWater’s forensic liquids are used to protect Syrian artefacts from ISIS looters.

2018

PID Systems enters Ireland.

2020

The SmartWater Group  completes a £14m acquisition of PID Systems Limited, enhancing the group's security proposition on vacant and vulnerable sites.

2021

PID Systems protects landmark international events – the G7 summit and COP26.

2021

The SmartWater Group  secure PE funding from Freshstream and acquires two new European entities, BetaGuard and TagSystems.

2021

SmartWater partners with Toyota in a national initiative to protect catalytic converters – resulting in a 57% reduction in theft.

2022

The SmartWater Group changes and repositions to become DeterTech - to reflect the new acquisitions and changes in the business. 

Baba Devani becomes the new CEO of DeterTech.

2022

 DeterTech acquires SmartGuard, the leading provider of temporary site security in Denmark.

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