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Theft of metal

Metal theft is a continuing issue for churches and the level of risk is different in each case. Security protection doesn't need to be expensive and there are a number of common sense and practical measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of metal theft. 

These include:

  • Applying a Baptist Insurance-approved forensic property marker, such as SmartWater to metal on the exterior of the church such as roof lead

  • Prominently display the signage

  • Ensure the forensic property marker is registered.

You can buy additional SmartWater supplies, direct from SmartWater, at a discounted rate to policyholders. SmartWater can also supply signage such as posters, plastic signs and stickers.

For more information please call 01952 204102 or email

Talk to our team on 0345 070 2223
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