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Secure it – Mark it – Record it: new burglary prevention campaign and SmartWater discount offer

Dear Resident


We’re excited to share some news about our new burglary prevention campaign ‘Stand up to crime’. This initiative is all about helping you make your property more secure, staying one step ahead of criminals. 

Take a look at our ‘Stand up to crime’ video or read below to learn more. 

In addition, as a thank you for being part of Northamptonshire Talking, we’re offering all existing and new members the chance to buy a SmartWater home security pack at a discounted price. 

Simply visit the SmartWater shop and get the home security pack for less than half price by entering enter promotional code NORTHANTS25 at the checkout.*

What’s it all about? 
We believe prevention is better than cure. That's why we’re encouraging you to follow three simple steps to protect your property and make your possessions easier to trace if they do get stolen: 

  • Secure it
  • Mark it 
  • Record it
  • By combining good home security habits with effective property marking and asset recording, we can make it harder for thieves to steal or dispose of your possessions. 

    Police support
    Police are routinely checking for lost and stolen items. All our front-line officers now have UV torches to spot property markings. Suspects and their belongings will be checked in custody suites and recovered property will be routinely examined. Finally, we will be working with second-hand dealers to prevent the sale of stolen goods and catch both burglars and those handling stolen items.

    Peace of mind
    We encourage everyone to give these three steps a try to better protect yourselves and your families. By doing so, we can all help make our community safer. Find out more in the following information leaflets:

  • Immobilise – to protect it, register it
  • Stand up to crime information leaflet
  • Secured by Design security advice – property marking
  • Thank you for being part of this effort and please consider taking advantage of our discounted SmartWater offer. Your support is crucial to the success of this campaign.


    Rachael Handford
    Local Policing Superintendent and Force Lead for Northamptonshire Talking 



    *SmartWater offer terms and conditions: 

    The Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (ONPFCC) and Northamptonshire Police have teamed up with DeterTech, following a procurement process, to offer a discount on the standard SmartWater home security pack to Northamptonshire Talking members. The normal recommended retail price is currently £59.50. The promotional code will allow purchase of a single pack for the discounted rate of £25.00. The offer is available from the DeterTech website (www.detertech.com) using the promotional code at the checkout. DeterTech, Northamptonshire Police and the ONPFCC reserve the right to withdraw the promotional offer without notice. 
    Any and all costs and liabilities associated with the home security pack will be your responsibility and the ONPFCC and Northamptonshire Police are in no way endorsing the product – it is each individual’s choice as to whether they choose to purchase the SmartWater home security product or not.
    Other property marking products are available – please visit the Secured by Design (www.securedbydesign.com) website to find out more about their product-based accreditation scheme ‘Police Preferred Specification’ which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. 


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