Many first-time cannabis company owners don’t realize that you need a security company on board before you even hire your building contractor or secure your funding. Security is highly regulated in the cannabis industry. Unlike other industries where you can tailor your security to your budget, in cannabis you must tailor your budget to security.
The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) requires a certain number of devices based on multiple (sometimes vague) aspects of your business. These devices can include, but are not limited to:
- Surveillance cameras
- Access control systems
- Burglar alarms
- Panic buttons
- Fire alarms
- Explosion-proof cameras
- Elevator monitoring devices
American Alarm provides strategies for success for cannabis companies
Without a solid security partner on your side, it will be difficult to execute the security strategy you need. You may also struggle to achieve licensing through the CCC without significant delay—which invariably means additional cost.
However, when you partner with American Alarm, you will have support at the start of your project all the way through your final inspection and beyond. Moreover, you will receive an accurate security drawing that will fulfill CCC requirements, help your contractors and architects, and provide you with a real budget for your security needs.
We’re veterans in the Massachusetts cannabis company licensing process
In addition, the cannabis security team at American Alarm knows the CCC and its inspectors. They may be on a first-name basis at your inspection! They are up-to-date on the CCC’s requirements, which means they know what to do—and what doesn’t need doing.
American Alarm has been through the licensing process in Massachusetts nearly 100 times. If the CCC requires something of you that they have never required of any other client, American Alarm will be there to challenge and question the CCC’s decision. This additional support and advocacy can save you time and money, as you may avoid having to fulfill unnecessary requirements.
American Alarm is a trusted name in cannabis company security across Massachusetts
You must be cautious that the partner you choose can actually support you in all aspects of cannabis security, including your annual security system audit. While there may be an influx of security consultants and IT professionals who would like to work with you, legally many of them cannot perform the work required because they do not have a security contractor license.
In contrast, American Alarm is a trusted company approved by the CCC to conduct your annual security system audit. This audit can only be performed by a licensed security contractor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
American Alarm has built a strong foundation in the cannabis space. We work tirelessly to ensure you are prepared for the long journey of opening your dispensary, manufacturing plant, or growing facility. We are real with you because we know what it takes—and we can help you get there.
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