The cannabis industry is thriving even with very strict state regulations.
When it comes to securing your dispensary business, finding the right security partner can feel a bit overwhelming. That is why we work with every dispensary related business to meet your security needs to build a better security solution that protects your business, fits your security needs, your risks, and your specific site requirements
Gotguard Dispensary Solutions
Gotguard offers customized solutions tailored for your security front-of-store, back-ofstore, and retail floor so you can be confident your business is safe and secure.
Storefront, Retail, Merchandise, and Backroom Security Offerings Custom security solutions for your dispensary
Back of Store
Your back-of-store is often where the highest value of inventory is stored. Gotguard provides customized, high-security solutions for both inside and outside the property.
Gotguard Armed security officers are one of the strongest defenses against break-ins and theft. When the officers are in position, burglars can no longer easily break-in, protecting you from loss of product, money, and peace of mind.
HOW TO MEET SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA CANNABIS BUSINESSES
If you want to grow, distribute, or sell cannabis, your business must comply with all security regulations—and that is no easy task. But if you don’t comply, you can’t get an operating license to do business in California.
Got Guard Inc. is a member of the California Cannabis Industry Association, and we’ve helped many cannabis businesses comply with security safety regulations. Our Got Guard Inc. expert team knows how to design by providing on-site security solutions and install a compliant security system. We’re here to help you obtain your operating license safety and security needs.
Let’s dig into some of the more common codes. In addition, we will discuss video surveillance, access control, and burglar alarm systems. Each of these security systems is required.
Code 5044 deals with security camera systems. It states all licensed premises must have a digital video surveillance system with a minimum camera resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. These cameras are standard in many buildings.
One important factor to consider is that the system must retain surveillance video for a minimum of 90 days. Not all security cameras can do this, so be sure your alarm provider gives you a storage system large enough to accommodate this much video.
Code 5044 also touches upon how and where to install cameras. It states to place cameras in:
Areas where cannabis goods are weighed, packed, stored, loaded, and unloaded
for transportation, prepared, or moved within the premises.
• Limited access areas
• Security rooms
• Entrances and exits
• Point of sale areas
By following the regulation, you’re ensuring your business is compliant and your security system is robust enough to keep everything safe and secure.
YOU WILL NEED AN ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM THAT CAN MONITOR WHO IS COMING AND GOING IN LIMITED-ACCESS AREAS.
Next up is Code 5042, which regulates building access. A cannabis business must have in place non-residential locking mechanisms that prevent unauthorized entry to limitedaccess areas. These are areas that only employees may normally access.
To put it more simply: you need an electronic access control that will help you comply with Code 5042.
An access control system gives you complete control over who can enter restricted areas and when they can enter. You can configure who has access and who doesn’t from an online platform. Then all you need to do is give key fobs to allow listed employees. If they have entry access, the door will open automatically when they present their fob. If they don’t have access, the door will remain locked. We even work with vendors that can use employee mobile phones as their access cards.
Code 5042 also states that you must maintain a record of all authorized individuals who are not employees who enter the limited-access areas. For example, if you hire a plumber and they need to enter a restricted area, you must record who they are and when they entered. An access control system can keep a log of who enters and exits.
YOU MUST EMPLOY A PROFESSIONAL ALARM COMPANY TO INSTALL, MAI MONITOR, AND RESPOND TO THE BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM. NTAIN,
As the owner of a cannabis business, you need to pay close attention to Code 5047. It stipulates that you must equip your business with a professionally monitored burglar alarm. You also have to submit alarm operating procedures to the DCC that include how the alarm system will be shared and who is responsible for contracting with the alarm company.
This requirement makes a lot of sense. Cannabis is valuable, and cannabis-related crime is on the rise in California.
Gotguard security offers alarm monitoring services. We have a dedicated alarm monitoring center that keeps an eye on your system 24/7. If we receive an alarm alert, we contact both you and emergency services if necessary.
We can also handle all system maintenance, including software updates or replacement of old equipment on site.
To summarize: you need a burglar alarm system, it must be monitored, and you have to submit operating procedures to the DCC
READY TO OPERATE, YOU MUST COMPLY WITH A VARIETY OF REGULATIONS. PEN YOUR OWN CANNABIS BUSINESS? IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A LICENSE TO
Opening a cannabis business in California is no easy task. The state regulates just about every aspect of growing, distributing, and selling cannabis.
Complying with all security codes is one of the biggest and most important hurdles. At a minimum, your business must have security cameras, an access control system, and a fully monitored burglar alarm system. Each system has its own set of requirements, like camera quality and emergency response plans. installing compliant security systems for cannabis companies in California
Gotguard Initiative Security Solution
Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 years or older, permitting smoking in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking was to remain illegal while driving a vehicle anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places. Up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess under this measure. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal. An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place.
According to this proposition, businesses needed to acquire a state license to sell marijuana for recreational use. Local governments could also require them to obtain a local license. Businesses were not authorized by the proposition to sell within 600 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center. The initiative also prevented licenses for large-scale marijuana businesses for five years in order to prevent "unlawful monopoly power."
The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation was renamed the Bureau of Marijuana Control and became responsible for regulating and licensing marijuana businesses.
Counties and municipalities were empowered to restrict where marijuana businesses could be located. Local governments were also allowed to completely ban the marijuana establishments from their jurisdictions. Moreover, local jurisdictions were allowed by the measure to "reasonably regulate" the personal growth, possession, and use of marijuana plants allowed by Prop. 64.
Individuals under age 18 convicted of marijuana use or possession are required to attend drug education or a counseling program and complete community service. Selling marijuana without a license is punishable by up to six months in a county jail, a fine up to $500, or both.
With Proposition 64's approval, individuals serving criminal sentences for activities made legal under the measure became eligible for resentencing.
KEEP YOUR BUSSINESS IN LEGAL, REGALATORY AND POCICY COMPLIANCE
For some businesses, state and/or federal laws mandate the implementation of an electronic system capable of managing security access and storing security access information. Got Guard, Inc access control systems make it possible to comply with regulations and policies, perform audits easy, and secure store security.
KEEP ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTIONS THAT MEET YOUR COMPANY’S NEEDS, AT A REASONABLE PRICE
Our business security experts can design the perfect access control and remote access package for your business, and provide you with a transparent, clearly explained written estimate.
We protect your business when you aren't around
With agent response and guard patrol, we can keep an eye on your business when you are not around. Our trained agents take action when we receive an alarm alert, contacting police if the situation requires. With Gotguard security patrol and standing guard services, you can get on-site security that ensures your business, customers, and employees remain secure. And we can create a custom security plan that fits your needs.
SECURITY AGENT RESPONSE AND GUARD SERVICES INCLUDE:
If an alarm activates, a trained response agent will be there, and will contact police or the fire department if required.
Guard patrol agents can patrol both the exterior and interior of your property multiple times during the day or night, based on your needs.
For constant protection, a guard stands watch on site, ensuring your business is secure from open to close or after hours
We work with leading private security providers in our service regions to get you the level of security you need. Our network of qualified, dependable security agents is truly part of the Got Guard, Inc team. We expect professional service, and we work with great private security experts who deliver for you.