SmartWater Technology has seen its efforts in improving safety and security on Britain’s railways rewarded at a respected annual awards ceremony for the rail industry.

The company, an international crime fighting and prevention organisation, was named winner of the Ideagen-sponsored Safety & Security Excellence category at the 19th Rail Business Awards held in London.

Judges praised SmartWater’s ability to target the ‘right people in the right place at the right time’ as part of its ‘Tackling Trespass Hotspots’ project.

The project saw the company work closely with Network Rail and the British Transport Police to detect crime and vandalism, with its second phase involving an education project to share best practice and information with communities located around trespass hotspots.