NHW in Spain

Coded For Keeps UV Property Marking Initiative

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Do you own things of sentimental value which would be impossible to replace? Or things which could be replaced but at a cost? Your possessions may mean a lot to you but to a thief they are just another way of making cash. Of course the best thing to do is to protect your home against the thief.  But if someone did break in and steal things, could you describe them fully and accurately to the police? It is not as easy as it sounds when all you have to rely on is memory. Every year, property worth hundreds of thousands of pounds is recovered and not returned to its rightful owners, simply because it can’t be properly identified.

Property marking deters thieves - they find identifiable property dangerous to handle and difficult to dispose of.   This is why NHW launched the UV Property Marking Initiative.  Each NHW Coordinator was issued with UV Pens and UV Lamps to enable all NHW members to mark their property.  To enable property to be returned it should be marked ideally with the person´s NIE number. The recommendation is that each article is marked twice with your NIE Number.   Once near the model serial plate, but not on it, and second, underneath or in the battery compartment (if there is one).   It is also recommended that households keep a list of marked property including details such as:- item, serial number,  description, size & colour, purchase price, value, insurance details and where it has been marked.  It is a good idea to photograph your valuables and keep the photos in a safe place along with the receipts for the items.  Also consider photographing expensive pieces of jewellery that it may not be possible to mark.  Remember that if you are going away ensure that a friend has a copy of your list of valuables which they can pass to the Police if necessary.     

If your marked property is subsequently stolen you must file a Denuncia with local police and mention in the denuncia that the property is marked.   This makes it much more likely that when the police retrieve stolen items they can be returned to their rightful owners.


Posee Ud. cosas de valor sentimental que seria imposible de reemplazar?
O cosas que podria reponer pero cuanto le costaria? Sus posesiones son muy valoradas por usted pero para los ladrones solo significan una manera de hacer dinero.
Naturalmente la mejor manera de evitar robos es proteger su casa. Pero si a pesar de todo le entran a robar, seria usted capaz de describir con todo detalle a la Policia las cosas robadas! No es tan facil como parece, cuando uno depende de la memoria.

Cada ano la Policia recobra propiedad valorada en miles de euros, y no pueden de volverla a sus duenos porque no esta identificada.

La propiedad marcada no le gusta a los ladrones porque es muy dificil de disponer de ella. Por eso Vecinos Colaborando a sacado un boligrafo de Ultra Violeta para marcar la propiedad. Cada Coordinador Vecinos Colaborando tiene estos boligrafos para que los miembros de Vecinos Colaborando puedan marcar sus objectos.

Para recobrar sus posesiones, seria ideal que estuviesen marcadas con su DNI. Se recomienda que cada articulo se marque dos veces con su DNI Una vez cerca del numero de serie pero no encima y segundo por la parte de abajo o en el compartimiento de la bateria si es que existe.

Tambien se recomienda que cada hogar tenga una lista de la propiedad marcada, con los detalles como numero de serie, medidas, color, precio de compra, y detalles del seguro si lo tiene y donde se puso la marca.

Recuerde que si usted va a estar fuera, asegurese de que un vecino o amigo tenga una copia de su lista de valores para poder ensenarsela a la Policia si fuera necesario.

Si su propiedad esta marcada y luego se la roban ponga una denuncia con la Policia y diga en la denuncia que sus objectos estan marcados.

Asi sera un trabajo mucho mas facil para la Policia y usted tendra mas probabilidades de recobrar sus objectos.

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