Marijuana Security — A Growing Need For a Growing Industry

Posted by Rick Charney on October 9, 2017

There is a great need for video surveillance in marijuana security. The marijuana industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. Retail sales are projected to be $30 billion by 2021. Marijuana businesses encompass small retail dispensaries, multi-store companies, wholesale distributors, and warehouse and farm cannabis growing operations.

Despite the rapid industry growth, marijuana use remains illegal under federal law. As a result, many banks avoid the industry, causing dispensaries to deal in cash and keep it on-site. This makes them a prime target for robbery and creates security concerns, which are not uncommon for an industry transitioning from the black market to the legal market. Because of this, many facilities rely on security guards for marijuana security to protect their property. However, armed guards are expensive and can make high-risk environments more volatile.

Video Surveillance and Marijuana Security

Video surveillance is a critical part of a marijuana security solution that helps protect against threats like theft and violent crimes. Cameras can help identify and deter theft from employees and unwanted visitors. Grow facilities require costly resources like heavy duty lighting, cooling systems and power. Video surveillance can help secure these big investments, as well as the product itself, to positively impact loss prevention.

Most importantly, many licensed marijuana dispensaries are required by state or local law to have a video surveillance system.

A Proactive Solution to Marijuana Security

Stealth Monitoring provides proactive protection with live remote video surveillance that can satisfy mandated marijuana security requirements. Our marijuana business solution features live indoor and outdoor video surveillance and security cameras. We can watch existing cameras or provide and install our own high-resolution IP megapixel video cameras. Trained operators watch your security cameras on your dispensary, store, warehouse, or farm to help deter crimes and protect your assets, equipment, employees and even on-site security guards.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth's proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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