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Live Video Marijuana Dispensary Surveillance for Store Security

Posted by Rick Charney on Aug 12, 2016

Live marijuana dispensary surveillance has become a primary need for store and shopping center owners after a string of crimes at legal pot stores. Unwatched video cameras and security guards weren’t enough to protect the shops or the guards.

Recreational or medical marijuana use is legal in 25 states. But marijuana use is still illegal under federal law. Most banks do not want to affiliate with cannabis dispensaries. So most cannabis shops only accept cash payment. As a result, legal marijuana sellers have become frequent violent crime targets.

A Denver-area Aurora security guard was fatally shot while patrolling a legal Colorado cannabis shop after the dispensary closed for the night. The marijuana dispensary surveillance video showed two suspects enter the store. Both of the suspects wore dark hoodies and masks. The suspects fled the scene without any stolen money.

ABC 7 reported another violent crime at a different legal medical cannabis seller in the Los Angeles California area. Marijuana dispensary surveillance cameras showed three suspects enter the San Bernadino medical marijuana shop. The suspects ordered the people inside the weed store to get down on the ground. One of the suspects shot a California night security guard in the face. The thieves stole an undisclosed amount of cash and marijuana. An accomplice arrived in a gray car and took the suspects away. This was the second marijuana shop security guard shooting reported. The first reported incident resulted in the death of a security guard. The unidentified suspects escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesperson spoke about another legal marijuana incident. The store owner saw two suspicious men with marijuana dispensary surveillance cameras. The suspects wore masks and armored vests. One suspect was armed with an assault rifle. The store owner pulled out his gun and injured the two suspects. Another Los Angeles, California marijuana store owner was not so lucky. This owner in Santa Ana was shot twice outside his store. The victim survived the incident.

These marijuana dispensaries are not clients of Stealth Monitoring. None of the articles reported that the stores had live video surveillance.

Stealth Monitoring is a security industry leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime at legal pot stores in Denver, Los Angeles, and other cities in the U.S. and Canada while reducing security guard and other expenses. Stealth’s virtual security guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance Stealth operator can see unusual activity with marijuana dispensary surveillance cameras, activate a speaker warning to deter criminals, and call the local police about live crimes in progress.

Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for marijuana dispensary surveillance. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at a range of commercial businesses, such as stores, shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouses.