Bromsgrove residents chance to secure their home and support victims of crime (From Bromsgrove Advertiser)
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Bromsgrove residents chance to secure their home and support victims of crime
10:20am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Local
A NEW crime prevention stall to help residents secure their homes and support victims of crime, has been launched in Bromsgrove.
For the first time residents can buy heavily discounted high tech property marker SmartWater from community safety experts on a High Street stall being set up by Bromsgrove District Council’s community safety team and Safer Bromsgrove partners.
SmartWater links belongings to an owner through a unique, invisible, permanent mark. The police can then scan lost and stolen goods for it, helping to return property to a rightful owner and convict criminals.
A single kit marks over 100 items and is being sold for £15, reduced from the usual retail price of £59.
The stall will be in Bromsgrove High Street from 8am on the first Saturday every month, near the Housman Statue.
North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership’s chairman Sue Hanley said: “For every two kits sold Safer Bromsgrove will be able to donate one free kit to a victim of crime in the district.
“So by buying SmartWater in this way you not only improve your home security but support victims as well.”
As well as being available to buy from the market stall, SmartWater can also be ordered from the Customer Service Centre in School Drive.
Officers on the stall will also be offering home security and crime prevention advice.
Alternatively, a home security guide is available from libraries across the district, or visit bromsgrove.gov.uk.
For more details call 01527 881472.
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