Its telltale markings, like something out of science fiction glow fluorescent yellow. Invisible to the naked eye, it’s virtually impossible to hide.
And for police in Riviera Beach, it has become the latest crime-fighting tool.
A dab of liquid equals what police hope will be a headache and deterrent for would-be burglars and robbers. SmartWater CSI is a water-based solution sprayed onto property that can be seen only with an ultraviolet black light. The unique mark can be detected for a minimum of five years, the company says. Property owners get a personalized, forensically encoded solution so stolen property can be traced back to them.