COMO PROTEGER TÚ CASA EN VACACIONES NAVIDEÑAS / PROTECTING YOU HOUSE IN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Safe Home

ESPAÑOL

Con la llegada de las vacaciones navideñas, es importante salir de casa con la tranquilidad de saber que el hogar estará protegido de posibles robos. En estos tiempos es un poco más fácil proteger nuestra casa con la ayuda de las nuevas tecnologías y, por supuesto, con sentido común.

Por lo general, los ladrones van a buscar casas vacías, de fácil acceso, en las que puedan entrar y salir rápidamente sin ser vistos. No comentar los planes de vacaciones con desconocidos es un consejo recurrente, así como no dejar esa información en el contestador del teléfono.

Del mismo modo, hoy en día es necesario brindar especial atención a los detalles que se publican en las redes sociales, sobre todo a aquellos que se refieren al período y duración de la ausencia del domicilio.

Instalar un sistema de alarma es una forma de asegurar que el hogar estará bien salvaguardado. Actualmente este tipo de vigilancia ha avanzado mucho y se pueden encontrar sistemas con control de cámaras con las que visualizar las imágenes del domicilio desde el ordenador o smartphone.

Sin embargo, existen opciones más económicas que pueden ayudar a alejar a los delincuentes de tu casa. Instalar un temporizador en las luces y electrodomésticos, para que se enciendan por la noche o en momentos concretos del día, es una buena opción para hacer ver que hay alguien en casa y así despistar a los amigos de lo ajeno.

Asegúrese que los focos / bombillos del exterior de la casa no estén fundidos o poner lámparas con sensor de movimiento es otra forma de mantener iluminado tu hogar.

Una recomendación que no implica ningún desembolso de dinero es utilizar los programadores que hoy en día ofrecen los televisores y con los cuales se pueden encender los aparatos a la hora deseada, aunque no haya nadie en la casa.

También puedes dejar un juego de llaves a un familiar de tu absoluta confianza que pueda estar pendiente de tu casa mientras te encuentres en un periodo vacacional y estar en contante comunicación para estar al tanto de lo que sucede en tu ausencia.

También para evitar accidentes o daños a la estructura de tu hogar, antes de salir revisa las tuberías de gas y agua.

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With the arrival of the holiday season, it is important to leave home with the comfort of knowing that the home is protected from theft. In these times is a bit easier to protect our home with the help of new technologies and, of course, common sense.

Typically, thieves will look for empty houses, easy access, where they can come and go quickly without being seen. No comment vacation plans with strangers is a recurring advice, and not keep that information in answering the phone.

Likewise, today it is necessary to provide special attention to the details that are posted on social networks, especially those that relate to the period and duration of absence from home.

Install an alarm system is a way to ensure that the home will be well safeguarded. Currently this type of monitoring has come a long way and you can find systems controlled cameras that display images of the home from your computer or smartphone.

However, there are cheaper options that can help deter criminals from entering your home. Install a timer on the lights and appliances to turn on at night or at specific times of the day, is a good choice to show that someone is in home and so deceive thieves.

Make sure the lights / bulbs outside the home are not blown or put motion sensor lamp is lit another way to keep your home safe.

One recommendation involves no outlay of money is used by developers today offer televisions and which may on and off the devices at the desired time, even if no one is in home.

You can also leave a set of keys to a family of your absolute confidence that you can watch your house while you are on a vacation period and be in constant communication to be aware of what happens in your absence.

Also to avoid accidents or damage to the structure of your home before going out, check the gas lines and water.

The child is born with a perception of good and evil

????????????????????????????????????????????????Paul Bloom, Psychology professor of Yale University (EE.UU.), Karen Wynn and Kiley Hamlin, both from said university’s Child Cognition Lab, carried out a deep study of the ability for moral valuation among the children between six and ten months old. The conclusion was that, at that age, children can distinguish between good and bad people, feeling attracted by the former and rejecting the latter.

The team of researchers from Yale recently published a book in which it is concluded that babies are not morally indifferent but that they tend to smile and clap in front of things they consider beautiful and good, while they turn their heads and make faces in front of things they consider as bad or ugly. For scientists, children are born with an instinct that allows them to distinguish good from evil, beauty from ugliness.

As a result of the above, the moral is not a result from the environmental, cultural, social or religious conditioning but something that derives from human nature itself.

On the other hand, this research must serve as a warning for the parents over the delicate mission that means educating their children, even since their infants.

Source: Acción Familia

The growth of theft and robbery in Venezuela

robo a mano armadaWithin the crime wave currently affecting Venezuela, theft and robbery, in their different modalities, have increased exponentially. Every day, at any time, criminals are going for people’s personal belongings all over the nation. This situation keeps residents in constant anxiety.

Emboldened criminals commit theft and robberies in the weirdest places (movie theaters, airports, hospitals, educative centers, stadiums and even at church during service) every day. Their target goods are quite diverse, going from cash money, motorcycles, cars and mobile phones to grocery bags (the general crisis and shortage of products makes this increasingly frequent), among many others.

Homicides, due to their gravity, cause great alarm in the society, but theft and robbery occur much more frequently. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Justice stopped publishing specific data many years ago, but the latest Victimization and Citizen Safety Perception Survey carried out in 2009 by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) indicated that nearly 1,000,000 robberies and over 400,000 thefts occur in Venezuela each year. Robbery and theft together encompass 80% of the crimes committed in Venezuela.

The INE survey also indicated that Venezuelans aren’t used to report these crimes against property, so the black numbers are quite high. In the case of robbery, 68.72% didn’t go to the authorities to notify the crime. As to theft, the number reached 77.82%. Most respondents said they didn’t report the cases because the authorities “wouldn’t do anything with them”.

Source: El Universal

Crime rate down 20% in quadrants protected by PNB in Petare

petareThe National Bolivarian Police Department (PNB) is in charge of four quadrants within the Petare parish, where they have managed to reduce the crime rate by 20%, with a “significant reduction of 48%” specifically in homicides, said the director of PNB.

Non-fire-weapon injuries were reduced by 46%, theft is down 17%, robbery is down 31% and motorcycle theft has decreased 85%. Motorcycles are the most popular vehicles among Petare residents. This proves the methodology applied by Smart Patrolling with the framework of the Safe Homeland Plan generates reliable and palpable results in the community.

He added that police presence is notable, generating trust among residents towards the officers, thus improving communication.

Source: Noticias24

A Smartphone will be the master key to access hotel rooms in Hilton hotels

hotelsThe multinational hotel chain Hilton recently announced a new application that will allow them to control even more aspects of their guests stays in their hotels with the use of a smartphone.

Geraldine Calpin, vice president and global head of digital at Hilton Worldwide, said they has analyzed the opinions of over 40 million members of HHonors through surveys, review sites and social network posts. According to the results, customers wish to have more control and choice options. In fact, 84% of business travelers said they wished they had the opportunity to choose their own rooms.

By the end of the year, Hilton’s “digital check-in” and room selection will be available in over 4,000 Hilton properties around the world, in over 80 countries members of Hilton HHonors.

Source: Almomento360

Statistical risk results for the first semester of 2014

escena del crimen3According to unofficial sources of the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC), these are the highest-risk zones of Caracas and other cities in Venezuela:

Municipality classification by risk:

  1. Red zones: El Hatillo, Sucre and Libertador.
  2. Yellow zone: Baruta.
  3. Orange zone: Chacao.

The following sectors and roads are considered “high-risk”:

Sambil Mall, Milenium Mall, shortcut of Urb. El Cigarral, Colegio Claret roundabout, Av. Principal de El Arroyo, Av. Principal Macaracuay, Av. Principal Los Chaguaramos, Av. Principal La Boyera Gas Station, after PDVSA, areas surrounding CCCT with exits to Francisco Fajardo freeway, access routes to Av. Boyaca (Cota Mil) from Chacao, Sucre and Libertador, Filas de Mariche sector, Autopista Regional del Centro (particularly between Valencia and Pto. Cabello, Guacara and Maracay), Caracas-La Guaira freeway (particularly between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.), Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho freeway (Caracas-Guarenas), areas surrounding the bus station during the day and at night between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Cities with higher risk for armed robbery, kidnapping and murder:

Altos Mirandinos, Maracaibo, Valencia, Puerto La Cruz Axle, Barcelona, Maturin, El Tigre.

Recommendations:

  1. Keep a low profile (don’t wear flashy jewelry, etc.).
  2. Avoid moving around in high-risk areas during the night.
  3. Plan your personal and family moves with preventive criteria.
  4. Pass this information along to as many people as you can (family, friends, coworkers, etc.).

A few G4S Venezuela tips for your protection

inseguridad2Due to the increasing crime wave, we need to protect ourselves, especially during the night. Here are a few G4S Venezuela tips for your protection:

  1. Avoid take home with your vehicle, girlfriends, friends, grandparents, etc. if you’re at a party and it goes on until late, is recommend staying on site until dawn or having everybody sleep in one place.
  2. If you can’t stay on site and feel hungry as you leave the party, don’t go to 24-h Arepa restaurants or street food vendors. Believe it or not, those places are nesting sites for (express) kidnappers and criminals checking out the vehicle you arrived in, the watch you’re wearing and whether you’re alone or with someone.
  3. Avoid the “panoramic roads” or “shortcuts” at night, use main avenues and streets. If you’re being followed, you’re more prone to getting robbed in such roads and no one will be able to help you or see anything.
  4. If you’re used to carrying a weapon, leave it home, safeguard your family, but at home. Criminals out to rob you or kidnap you are usually not alone, they hang around in groups of at least 3, and if you face more than one, you might not make it our alive.
  5. Don’t argue on the street; people seem to carry weapons more regularly now, and anyone thinks they’re right or entitled to arguing because they have a gun in their hand. It’s more prudent to look the other way and pay no attention, we might look stupid, but we’re actually saving our lives.
  6. Pass this information along to as many people as you can (family, friends, coworkers, etc.).

Source: G4S Venezuela