Cannabis growers, cultivators, and dispensaries deal in a high-value product in a cash-heavy industry making it highly attractive to thieves and making security systems an essential tool of the trade. Security technologies are not just important for pure security, however, they are also required to ensure regulatory compliance so it is important to consider both elements when considering cannabis security.
Here are some top security tips for this emergent industry.
Choose Security Professionals with Experience
It is not enough for a security company to have experience. They must have experience with regulated systems. These systems must be meticulously tailored to your business and its requirements so choose a security company familiar with federal, state, and local requirements as well as your processes.
It Must Be Monitored
Since security in this industry has a dual role, security and compliance, your systems must be monitored. In essence, you are protecting your business from crime as well as ensuring to the state that you are always on the up and up. Under normal circumstances, you may never notice your video surveillance cameras are down, but in this industry, you must know immediately as after certain lengths of time the state regulators must be notified.
Get the Most for Your Money
A truly professional security company will provide options, even when you have a high-risk business. Spend your money where it counts and ask for as many options as possible for each area of the business.
Leave Room for Expansion
Another factor to consider in cannabis security systems is scalability. Regulations are constantly changing, and your business is growing. Invest in quality equipment that can be scaled to growing needs.
Make Sure Video Surveillance is for Full Rooms
The right security contractor will understand that video surveillance must be for full rooms which will contain large plants and equipment that could obscure the view.
Consider the Risks
Outside theft is always a risk in the industry, making security technologies such as access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance important. But there are other risks as well. Industry experts report that employee diversion, or employee theft, accounts for 90% of the product and financial loss in the industry.
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