Being many stories above ground does give a perception of safety. However if a location experiences frequent traffic, either from vehicles or people on foot, then it is vulnerable security threats much the same as a facility entirely on street level, regardless of how many floors or barriers separate you from the outside environment. To be successful in a high-rise location, in addition to normal security training, an officer must have an understanding of building maintenance needs, evacuation procedures, elevators, and access of movement.
However they must also offer more than simply protecting the facility. Though the duties given vary according to the desires of the location’s manager, in addition to standard patrol and attendant functions, a high-rise building security officer is frequently tasked with customer service duties, facility oversight, reception and loss prevention details, as well as visitor and tenant assistance.