By Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 18 August 20
Sprayed with liquid that is invisible to the naked eye, perpetrators can then be identified using UV light and linked directly back to the crime scene.
There have been some notable incidents of 5G mast vandalism, especially in the UK and the Netherlands, as well as staff themselves being harassed and even attacked in some cases. This is of course, unacceptable.
Now, the security company SmartWater has announced that it has extended its long relationship with Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL), a company jointly owned by EE and Three, to protect their mast infrastructure. In their previous work with MBNL, SmartWater has helped reduce the theft of metal and cable assets by 77%.
SmartWater’s SmartSpray solution sprays those attempting to interfere with the equipment, dousing them with an invisible liquid with a unique identifying code. Later, working alongside the police, the liquid can be identified using specific UV light, helping link suspects directly to specific criminal damage.