Extra security for Peak homes

More than 140 homes across the Hope Valley now have an extra level of security thanks to a campaign to protect them from burglars.

Officers from Hope Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team have visited homeowners in Edale, Castleton, Hope and Bamford to install high-tech SmartWater kits.

SmartWater is a special UV fluid that contains a unique microscopic code. If items marked with the fluid are stolen and later recovered, the owner of those goods can be traced.

Tackling burglaries has been a focus for the past few months after residents reported an increase in break-ins. Together with the local Neighbourhood Watch and Community Safety Partnership, the officers have been offering SmartWater at a discounted price as well as security items such as shed alarms and spotlights.