The building provides security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Emergency Control Center, located on Level AT, is staffed by security officers at all times. Security officers monitor the fire and life safety systems throughout the building and conduct regular patrols of the premises. To contact the security desk please call (206) 224-1203.
There are emergency telephones throughout the building, including the garage, stairwells, elevators, and at the front door. All automatically connect to the Security Office. The Security Office is located at the loading dock and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A security guard will accompany anyone requesting an escort to his/her car in the parking garage and will wait until the car has been started.
Property Management must be notified in advance if you are expecting an after-hours delivery or service. Delivery or service personnel who arrive after-hours without prior notice will not be granted access to the building.
Deliveries cannot be accepted by Property Management staff, Security staff or other vendors. Every effort will be made to contact the proper person for delivery before turning away packages. More information on deliveries can be found in our Frieght & Loading Dock Policies.
Employees or visitors who request entry into a locked tenant suite will be carefully screened by Security and escorted to the suite after providing sufficient identification or receiving authorization from a Tenant representative or the property management office. Each incident is documented by Security.
To maintain building security, it is important that doors remain locked when employees are working in the evening and on weekends, including when they temporarily leave the suite to go to the restroom or run an errand. This reduces the chance that those working off-hours will leave without re-locking the door.
If you encounter a suspicious person or observe suspicious activity, contact Security immediately at (206) 224-1203. An officer will be sent to investigate.
Suspicious Activity includes, but is not limited to:
- Unusual items or situations: Example: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.
- Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building's purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.
- Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.
Note: Some of these activities could be innocent–it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation. The activities above are not all-inclusive but have been compiled based on studies of pre-operational aspects of both successful and thwarted terrorist events over several years.
Report all thefts to Security immediately after discovering an item missing. Be sure to report missing items with a high value to the Seattle Police Department non-emergency number at (206) 625-5011.
Contact Property Management to discuss any potential incident of workplace violence or harassment. Call 911 and then notify Security directly at (206) 224-1203 in the event of a dangerous situation. Always move away from an aggressor if possible and remain calm and non-threatening. Never try to overpower the person or make sudden moves, especially if a weapon is involved.
Office Security Tips
Property Management recommends that each tenant have an emergency action plan in place to help their employees prepare for and react quickly to, a regional emergency, including terrorist attacks.
Click on the links below to access a variety of resources that aid in preparing for a regional emergency:
- Department of Homeland Security (opens in new window)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (opens in new window)
- American Red Cross (opens in new window)
- Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (opens in new window)
NOTE: Local media outlets will provide important information during an emergency situation.
More information on Emergency Preparedmess can be found here.