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In previous posts, we’ve covered a few ideas on how you can improve your safety at your dispensary and whether you should get a security company involved at your worksite. These posts have been popular with our customers, and since the cannabis industry has been blossoming in recent years, we thought it prudent to continue to offer more security strategies for growers and sellers in Trenton and beyond.
Commit To Continuous Production
Some cannabis growing operations only produce large batches once or twice a year. While this might work in the short-term as it can keep costs down, in the long-term, it could be causing security concerns. When you have a year-round production cycle, you’re holding onto the same employees. Once they’ve been vetted and hired, you can rely on them to keep an eye on your product, limiting employee theft. That’s because you’re not hiring a new group of employees every time you start a new crop.
Make Identification A Priority
For those employed in the cannabis industry, this is already a reality. Employees may have to get a state-issued license or ID to work in a dispensary. Make sure your employees are wearing these every day at work all through their shift. By having them clearly displayed, you can quickly recognize if someone doesn’t belong by the counter. You can do the same for your customers by checking their IDs and med cards at the door. This not only ensures that no one underage or without their med cards makes it into the dispensary, but it also helps you to keep a record of who’s coming and going should there be a robbery or security concern.
Offer Your Employees Ways To Report Theft
The majority of your employees are honest and trustworthy and are just as concerned about shrinkage and employee theft as you are. But some might not feel comfortable reporting internal theft for fear of reprisals. Create an anonymous system that allows employees to submit their concerns about other employee activity.
Partner With A Security Company
A security company can be a great asset in helping our dispensary grow and achieve financial success. However, don’t hire just any company. Look for security companies who have a background in medical marijuana protection. They’ll be aware of the nuances and compliance concerns of the industry and will be aware of the unique security threats your dispensary faces. This means less time bringing your security guards up to speed and more time protecting your products, employees, and customers.
Focus On Protecting Your High-Value Assets
For many, they might think that their most valuable assets would be the cannabis plants themselves. In reality, it’s likely the finished products you have on-site. These are easier to steal. Focus your security efforts on these assets, but don’t skimp on your plants either.
Trenton’s Choice For Medical Marijuana Security
Whether you grow, sell, or transport medical marijuana, Tactical Response Security can make your work safer and more efficient. Contact our security experts to see how our unarmed security teams can help your business grow.
Ensuring That Quality People Are Working With Your Product
Conducting thorough background checks on all of a dispensary’s employees is certain to weed out many unsavory candidates who might be tempted to steal your products and distribute them illegally. Working with a private security service, or a private investigator means that you can collect detailed background checks, and make accurate assessments into the integrity of your current or potential employees.
Prevent Employee Theft
However, a background check cannot account for those who may decide to behave irresponsibly once they’ve found employment. A recent report found that one of the greatest challenges dispensaries face is employee theft. Nearly 90 percent of reported losses are from employee theft in the cannabis industry. This is an unsustainable level for a business. The presence of an unarmed security officer will dissuade employees from stealing cash, cannabis, and other medical marijuana products from your dispensary.
Discourage Property Crimes
Many medical marijuana dispensaries use a cash-based transaction system, meaning that there can be potentially thousands of dollars on site at any given moment. This makes dispensaries or particular interest to criminals looking to burglarize these establishments. More than just cash, however, criminals are likely to also still cannabis, either for their own consumption or to sell it illegally at a profit. In both situations, the victim is the dispensary, who loses valuable resources that impact the welfare of their business. Keeping even an unarmed guard on the premises can ward away those who would steal from your establishment. If your dispensary is located in a problem neighborhood, you may even upgrade your security personnel to armed security so that they can adequately react to a violent robbery attempt.
The High Stakes Of Transporting Your Product
Armored trucks have been used for decades to move stacks of greenbacks, but now they’re being used to transport other forms of greenery. Transporting your cannabis, as well as your cash assets, should be of critical concern for your dispensary. Experiencing a transport truck robbery can result in thousands of dollars in lost money and inventory.
Maintain Your Security With Tactical Response Security
Given that the entirety of the United States has yet to legalize marijuana, ensuring that your product stays within legal states is of the utmost priority. It not only ensures the long-term success of your business, but it also ensures the welfare of the entire cannabis industry, as it is seen as safe and legitimate by critics. If you’re looking to enhance the security of your dispensary, contact us today. Our armed and unarmed security officers are trained to work in dispensaries, protect grows, and even assist in transportation. We serve cities across New Jersey including Trenton, as well as the rest of the nation. Connect with Tactical Response Security now.