A security plan is important for your Cannabis facility for a few reasons. First, it’s required when you are applying for a business license for your facility, because your facility must meet the minimum requirements of city or local law enforcement.
In addition, a security plan helps you think through the security risks related to your operation, and take proper precautions to discourage illegal activity – ranging from loitering and vandalism to employee theft, burglary and even armed robbery.
At First Security Services, our team of consultants can help you craft a security plan for a marijuana facility of any size. From a small, local dispensary to a large, multi-unit Cannabis grow facility or processing facility, no project is too big or too small.
We operate in every major city in California, and are familiar with local and municipal laws related to Cannabis security. With our assistance, you can build a security plan that will satisfy all local government agencies, and ensure the safety of your facility. Learn more below.
Wondering what issues need to be addressed in a Cannabis security plan? A properly-crafted Cannabis security plan outlines every aspect of security at your business – from information about your location to operational procedures, employee safety, security equipment and more. Let’s take a look at each major component of a Cannabis security plan now.
In this section of a security plan, each individual aspect of your facility’s location and features is logged and recorded, to put together a comprehensive overview of potential access points and security threats. This usually includes things like:
A thorough, comprehensive facility overview will ensure that any potential threats can be prevented, and that the building is as safe and secure as possible at all times.
It’s important to include information about the facility’s standard operating procedures as part of the security plan. It typically includes things like:
Great security starts with proper operational procedures, and a safety-focused attitude, so it’s important to include all relevant information about your procedures in your plan.
You must note the proper procedures and policies for dealing with emergency situations, such as:
By allowing for all potential emergency events and having a policy in place to deal with each one, you can ensure a rapid response from the relevant authorities.
This is one of the most important parts of your security plan. It will outline all of the steps you have taken to secure your facilities. This can include things like:
During the development of your security plan, the team at First Security Services can help you design a security system that uses top-of-the-line equipment and best practices to secure your facility from theft and other security threats.
Typically, you will want to include an overview of any and all security systems that are included in your facility. Depending on your security plan, this could include:
This allows for an at-a-glance overview of your major security systems, and also allows you to identify potential areas of improvement, such as security cameras that may be easy to access or destroy from the ground level.