The Containment Vortex was a device which confined a prisoner in a forcefield. It also drained energy from any energy weapons. Mr Smith possessed a containment vortex which he used on Mrs Wormwood (Enemy of the Bane) and Androvax. (The Vault of Secrets) He attempted to use it on the Qetesh, Ruby White, but she drained the vortex's energy instead. (Goodbye Sarah Jane Smith)
- The Containment Vortex is summoned the first two times by Sarah Jane but the third time it was summoned by Clyde.