Many people who live in Philadelphia know how to protect themselves against crime. They know to follow safety rules such as not walking alone at night. If you are visiting the Philadelphia area, you should be prepared for a city with a high crime rate. It is important that you know which parts of the city to avoid. You can buy pepper spray or other products for self-defense in popular retail stores found downtown. The best way to prevent being a victim of crime is prevention. Get Read the rest of this entry »
Moving to a new city like Philadelphia can help you to land a better job and provide more growth and opportunities for your family. The one issue that a lot of people have is that they simply do not know how safe a city or town is before they actually move there. The home or apartment you’re looking at might be the perfect match, but you never know what your neighbors are like or how many criminals are within that particular area. Knowing some of these things will help you to make Read the rest of this entry »
Protecting your home while living in Philadelphia is most people’s top priority. You should find a good alarm monitoring company that is reliable and offers good customer service. Most home security companies will install your equipment and make sure it is working properly before they leave your home. There are a variety of ways you can improve your home security program by researching the latest security techniques found online. You can install IP surveillance cameras that allow you to monitor your Read the rest of this entry »
A couple of decades ago, people could go to one of the parks in Philadelphia without worrying about the crime. However, times have changed for the worst, and people have to be more cautious about where they go. The good news is that there are still a few safe neighborhood parks left in Philadelphia. Fairmont Park is one of those parks. It has been around for over 150 years, and it is the largest park in Philadelphia. It has a ton of recreational Read the rest of this entry »
Learning Karate is an excellent way to defend yourself from an attack. A person who knows karate does not need a can of mace or pepper spray. He or she will already have a built in can of beat down for anyone who crosses his or her path. The objective of learning the art of karate is not to harm people, but to have the necessary defense skills if an attack occurs and no one is nearby to help.
There are several schools in Philadelphia that teach the art of karate. One excellent place to obtain training is Read the rest of this entry »
There are many self defense class choices in the Philadelphia area. Determining the best class for you is paramount if you are to gain the most from your training.
To be prepared to act on your own behalf during a violent encounter, focus on realistic combat tactics and fitness. You will want to increase your fitness levels to draw on stamina and strength when defending yourself. Choosing a physically demanding class will increase your fitness, which will increase your confidence. Confidence is key to self defense. Ideally you will wish to find a martial Read the rest of this entry »
Jogging in Philly can be quite enjoyable but you must always remember to be safe as Philly is an area of high crime and mischief. With the right safety plan in effect you can assure yourself that you will be returning home safe and well exercised. Here are five tips on how to stay safe when jogging in Philly:
1. Jog During the Day
It might be cooler at night and slightly more enjoyable to jog while watching the lights flicker in the city, but this is the most unsafe time.Additional information can be found at http://imbusyonline.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/how-to-get-refreshing-fresh-air/. Many Read the rest of this entry »
Staying safe in Philly is quite a task in some areas, but springtime makes homeowners and pedestrians alike particularly vulnerable to property crime. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your Philadelphia home safe when the weather warms up and defenses are down…
In spring, many people like to leave windows or screen doors open to get fresh air into the house. While great for air flow, this leaves homes particularly vulnerable to break in, so be careful to close windows and Read the rest of this entry »
The city of Brotherly Love is fully of history and character. With that being said, it is also prone to crime. If you are planning on visiting Philadelphia you may want to consider some things. First, make sure that you stay in a safe, well lit hotel. City center is great but try to avoid parking in areas at night that are not well lit. Find a lot that has attendants and is well maintained. Also, watch the traffic at crosswalks Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia has gone through urban revivals in recent years. The city has gone to great lengths to clean up many of its neighborhoods. Visitors will find little trouble anywhere in the city during the day, although there are certain neighborhoods a person should go out of his way to avoid at night.
Any large city will have crime, homelessness, impossible parking, unusual traffic patterns and discourteous drivers. City residents recommend that visitors avoid the Northern part of the city and the southern party of the city Read the rest of this entry »