This Invisible UV SECURITY Paint Marker will help determine authenticity, origin or ownership of returned spare-parts, stock items or property.

This British made UV DYETECTIVE SmartMark™ Kit provides a low-cost means of discreetly UV SECURITY Paint-marking items of stock, spare-parts, plug-in modules and components etc. It will help determine their authenticity when returned or exchanged and protect against fraud and parts theft and scams such as…

  • Product and Parts Returns / Exchange Fraud Scams
  • Product and Fake Parts Counterfeit Swap-out Fraud
  • Stock Substitution Fraud
  • Module Substitution Fraud
  • Computer Parts Switching Scams
  • False Repair Scams

Using one of several forms of Invisible UV SECURITY Mark codes, any marked item may be quickly identified and validated using UV light, so removing doubt and suspicion regarding its true provenance or authenticity.

UV DYETECTIVE SmarkMarks may be used on engineering, machine and electronic spare-parts as well as most materials such as metal, plastic, wood, glass and ceramic.

UV DYETECTIVE SmarkMarks are non-toxic and waterproof, making them suitable for use outdoors as well as indoors.

See ‘Important Notes‘ tab for more details. If you require any advice or assistance in choosing the right paint for your purpose, contact us on: 0161 726 5904  or  email:  help@glowtec.co.uk  If you are unsure of how this product works or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first.

Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

Weight 0.5 kg

small, large


●  Shake well before use.
●  Clean surface area first to remove traces of oil, grease and dirt.
●  On first use, pump nib several times to draw / charge the nib with SmartMark.
●  Test for surface / mark compatibility on a discreet area.
●  Place your SmartMark in a concealed (none-line-of-sight) location with easy access to check.
●  Make marks which have some meaning or purpose (see overleaf).
●  For best results, apply thin, even marks without runs or blotches.
●  For long term outdoor use DO NOT expose to direct sunlight.

Please Note:  This product requires a UV Forensic Torch to reveal its hidden UV colour.

If you are unsure of how this product or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first and / or order a sample to try.

How to SmartMark

Make SmartMarks with meaning. For example, a simple short line could indicate that the item has been marked by someone for some reason. However, unless the person who made the mark actually views it (and hopefully remembers why!) the significance of the mark may potentially be lost!

Compare that with a 3, 4 or 5 digit alpha-numeric based SHORT CODE, which could reference a record / database entry with information pertaining to an item’s production history, life cycle and ownership etc (in much the same way a vehicle registration number reveals a vehicle’s details and ownership history).

UV SmartMarks could be one of the following types:

SIMPLE:   Nondescript mark with no more meaning than its mere presence.

SYMBOLIC:  Using one of a thousand different symbols (or a combination thereof)
you could easily identify ‘who’ made the mark and perhaps ‘where’ the item originated etc.

OWNER:   Obvious statement of ownership such as a company name, postcode or website etc.

SHORT CODE:   Short alpha-numeric code referencing further information on file or a database.


Day Colour (Translucent):   Slightly off-white
UV Colour:   Fluorescent Blue
Finish:   MATT
UV reactive:   YES
Waterproof:   YES
Drying time:   <30 mins
Safe for use on:   metal, plastic, wood, glass and ceramic.
Sizes (ml):   Small 25ml or Large 50ml
Outdoor use:   YES
Indoor use:   YES
Reusable:   YES
Refillable:   YES
Permanent:   YES  (until removed)
UV Forensic Torch:   Included
Batteries:   Not included
ECO Friendly Waterbased Polyurethane Formulation with Low VOCs
COSHH:  Non-Toxic
Made in the UK

Reusable Applicator with Refill Available.

Important Info

If you are unsure of how this product or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first and / or order a sample to try.

SmartMarks have a colour-neutral / opaque appearance on a non-UV sensitive white or near white background under normal lighting conditions.  On shiny or polished surfaces, the matt finish may also become visible / apparent from certain viewing angles.

Please note:  Its the colour that’s invisible, not the mark.

SmartMarks will fade from prolonged exposure to direct Sunlight and thus not suitable for long-term outdoor use. Therefore DO NOT expose to direct sunlight.

For best results, apply over a white / light surface.  Darker background colours may diminish the glow!

Please Note:  Some plastics and oil/spirit painted surfaces may reject this waterbased coating.

This product is NOT suitable for use on hair or skin.

Do not allow children to use this product unsupervised.

For best results use within 12 months of receipt.

Before adopting commercially, prospective users of our products are advised to firstly purchase a sample in order to fully evaluate the product’s suitability for purpose.

Please Note:  This product requires a UV Forensic Torch to reveal its hidden UV colour.


See ‘Delivery’ tab on the menu bar for more detailed shipping and delivery information.

Whilst we can usually turn around most web orders within 1-3 working days. Please bear in mind our smart paints are literally made fresh to order so please allow time for the order to be processed and produced for you. If you have genuinely urgent order, please contact us first to ensure we are able to turn around your order in time.  Please appreciate that there will be other customer’s orders ahead in the queue!

Orders Dispatched:  MONDAY (Courier)   TUESDAY (Post/Special-D)   WEDNESDAY  (Courier)   THURSDAY  (Post/Special-D)  FRIDAY  (Courier)

UK Delivery options

Standard Delivery is a flat rate delivery charge using Royal Mail’s 1st Class Parcel Post.

Special-Delivery (small parcels) and UK Courier (larger/heavier parcels) will provide a swift next day delivery from the day of dispatch and NOT from the date of order.

Note: We do not to offer a specific ‘Next Day Delivery’ option as we cannot realistically guarantee such a service, especially in the current climate.

If you require a recorded / tracked delivery, please select either the Express Delivery or Courier Delivery option at checkout.

EU & International Orders

As of July 1st 2021 there are new EU rules on how VAT is charged for online / web orders.  As a result, orders originating from any EU country below a net value of 150 Euros / £135 will now have VAT added at the prevailing rate of that country. We therefore have a £136 Minimum Order Value for Private (Non-Business) EU orders.

NOTE:  Whilst we will not add VAT to your order, VAT and Customs charges will be payable once the goods have arrived in your country.

EU Businesses with a verifiable VAT and EORI number will not be affected by this change and may contact us directly if they need to place an order below £136 net, however, we do have a standard £50 net Minimum Order Value for ALL EU and International orders.

We will only ship EU and International orders at the Buyers risk. Once the goods are handed over to the courier they become the buyers property and responsibility.

For reasons of security and speed, we only ship EU and International orders via Express Courier.  Delivery charges are calculated at checkout.

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