The emerging cannabis industry faces many security challenges – but not unique security challenges. The security challenge of having high value objects and cash onsite also exist in the jewelry, pawn and banking industries – all existing for centuries. It is interesting then to watch the emerging cannabis industry experience a learning curve in security.
One of the most dangerous misnomers of the cannabis industry is the idea of an armed guard. Dispensary owners are buying into the notion that an armed guard is a sufficient security plan. Some of this stems from state legislation on the industry. But an armed guard outside your business is a risk for a few reasons.
The first is that they could actually shoot someone. Imagine the court battle you are now in when your armed guard has shot, or perhaps killed someone. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong, you will be in court, your stress levels will be high and it will cost a lot. Bad idea.
The second is that putting an armed guard out front escalates the situation. If an armed gunman comes into your store, you don’t want a fire fight. Other business we have named – jewelry, pawn and banking – have many more years that the Cannabis industry yet have not armed guards because the liability and danger they add outweighs the benefit.
The third is that you are hiring a human. As security experts we like to leave humans – and all their errors – out of protecting physical assets.
Humans are messy and unpredictable. There are much better ways to protect your business- like banks, pawn shops and jewelers – with UL rated security walls and kiosks.
You provide 48 in Wide X 80 in High opening and it will fit. If you need two windows make your opening 96 in wide and 80 in High and bolt two sections together.
48 IN Wide 80 IN High
Outer Frame clear aluminum comes assembled with ¼ in Laminated steel panel installed
Level 2 Overlapping bullet-resistant Glass in window (allows for easy voice Transfer)
44 in wide Teller Counter (ADA Height) with glass channel already mounted
(Teller Counter 10.5 in on outside of Front 26 in on Inside of Front)
Two mounting brackets
One 12 in Teller Tray
Choice of Colors for flat panel and Counter top (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Wood Gain)