West Mercia Police has announced that SmartTag is being deployed by Security Industry Association (SIA) accredited security officers in Hereford to deter night-time disorder: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/west-mercia/news/2021/november/launch-of-new-equipment-to-help-identify-offenders/
SmartTag, a special, traceable forensic spray developed by SmartWater Group, will see those who threaten or attack others, sprayed with the forensic spray by security staff from a distance.
Used in the same way as an aerosol, the responding door security officer pulls the safety pin, aims and sprays the individual with a unique forensic liquid which links them to the scene long after the incident has taken place.
This deployment comes at a critical time, as nightlife venues across the UK face a growing shortage of door staff. Existing security staff need the right equipment to defuse difficult situations and discourage violent attacks.
Gary Higgins, COO from SmartWater Group said: “The power of the SmartWater Group brand makes SmartTag a simple, effective and reliable method of taming aggressive behaviour. We believe that SmartTag will be a standard piece of equipment for all professional SIA accredited security officers.”