January 29th, 2019
When it comes to private security in Philadelphia, there’s no one better to serve you than Tactical Response Security. We work with the most capable security guards in the country to keep you, your business, and your property safe. But unless you are utilizing our executive protection services, you won’t have a security guard with you at all times. In the moments where you’re traveling or working without our support, it’s best to know how to keep yourself safe. In today’s blog, we’ll offer some personal safety tips.
When traveling to new cities or even to new parts of your own city, it’s advisable to take a moment to orient yourself to your surroundings. In every new environment, make sure to identify:
- Entryways and exits
- Events that are occuring
- Distinctive objects
- The type of space you’re in
This might sound like a lot to take in, but you’re probably doing this naturally. Just by being more aware of these factors you’re improving your situational awareness and your safety.
Practice Constant Vigilance
Now that you’re oriented to your surroundings, it’s time to start observing them more carefully. You can do this by slowly looking across the room from time to time. As your gaze moves across the room, looking for changing dynamics. For instance, look for individuals or groups who are acting out of the ordinary or erratically. Often, you’ll recognize these individuals fairly quickly. They’ll look or seem “off” somehow. You can also measure their reaction to the overall feeling of the space. For instance, if you’re in a quiet restaurant and one person in a group seems to be making a lot of noise and fuss, they might have less than honest intentions in being there.
Consider the Situation
Your environment is always changing based on a wide variety of factors, and your evaluation of the situation has to change with it. Your perceived level of safety is impacted by things like:
- Familiarity with the space
- Familiarity with the people there
- Your ability to level the situation
For instance, if you’re in a restaurant that you frequent and the staff is the same one you always see, you’ll likely feel very safe there and can readily identify anything that might be a threat. But if you’re at a party in a new building in a different part of town, it can be difficult to discern what is a threat to your safety. You might consider the situation more threatening in this situation.
Trust Your Instincts
It’s important to trust your instincts throughout your day-to-day life. While it’s possible that you’ve misjudged a situation, it’s never a bad thing for you to leave an area or event in which you feel uncomfortable. Your body may be subconsciously telling that something is wrong.
No matter where you go, keeping yourself safe should be priority number one. If you’re in need of private security services or executive protection in Philadelphia, connect with Tactical Response Security today. We can create a custom security protocol that keeps you safe.