High rise security’s defining moment happened when the 9/11 terrorists destroyed New York’s Twin Towers. The disaster forced a redefinition of the strategic fundamentals used to protect commercial and residential high rises.
A high rise is exposed to all the normal security risks of a street-level structure including crime, vandalism, and disturbances. But, the uniqueness of its physical stature calls for a different protection approach. Tall buildings house a high population in a concentrated area. Movement is restricted to elevators and stairwells. Limited entrances and exits cause another safety concern. The swell of humanity and numerous corridors provide anonymity for plotting criminals and terrorists. From underground garages to the roof, a successful high rise security plan tackles challenges literally from the ground up.
Solidify your fundamental knowledge of protecting tall buildings. This comprehensive program covers access control, proper utilization of security personnel, emergency preparedness, customer service expectations, fire life safety systems, and building evacuations.
Sponsored by the ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and the Security Services Council