Fort Lauderdale, FL--An ABC World News primetime story on SmartWater describes how the ultraviolet (UV)-fluorescent coded paint can be used to identify criminals and protect personal assets in forensic investigations. In the news story (see http://youtu.be/MqsPxdtxE8Y), a decoy car is used to attract a criminal who is then "sprayed" by the colorless, odorless paint (apparently, store keepers are using the spray as a booby trap to mark possible robbers) and convicted in court as the paint glows brightly under a black light, linking the suspect to the crime.
The patented, proprietary water-like fluorescent spray is apparently coded (not with DNA, which can be damaged by sunlight) with metallic particles (nanoparticles?)—according to at least one Internet site—that leave a unique fingerprint that can be analyzed to trace recovered valuables painted with SmartWater.
According to the SmartWater website at http://www.smartwater.com, "SmartWater is ISO09001 quality management and ISO27001 information and security management accredited. It is also accredited to the highest standard (Grade A) of the BSI PAS 820:2012 classification certifying that its forensic coding lasts for a minimum of 5 years."
SmartWater is nonhazardous and each bottle contains the owner's unique forensic formula (PIN) which is logged into a secure database so recovered property can be traced.