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Top 4 Security Challenges for Cannabis Producers and Dispensaries

Image of person in cannabis production, part of post about cannabis securityDue to strict regulations and a high vulnerability to theft, a robust security strategy is essential for cannabis industry businesses. Failing to develop a security strategy compliant with the Cannabis Compliance Commissions (CCC) requirements can be a costly mistake in terms of both time and money. Understanding the leading security challenges of the industry will help you determine what to prioritize and how to allocate your security budget.

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Everything You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Man Installing Smoke Or Carbon Monoxide DetectorCarbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal if inhaled in high concentrations. It is produced by burning fuel, and can come from common items like furnaces, barbecues, gas ranges, vehicle engines, and burning wood. Carbon monoxide will not affect you with proper ventilation, but when the gas is produced inside an enclosed space, it is hazardous, and can even be lethal.

According to CDC data, over 400 people in the United States die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year, and thousands of individuals seek medical treatment for CO poisoning. Fortunately, carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable.

Keep yourself and your family safe from CO poisoning by ensuring you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.

Carbon monoxide detectors work just like a smoke detector by sounding an alarm if they sense the presence of carbon monoxide.

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Winter Safety: How to Fortify Your Business for Low Temperatures

Temperature fluctuations and extreme weather can affect your business in various ways. Slippery conditions can lead to slip and fall incidents, and inclement weather could prevent your employees or customers from reaching your premises. Extreme cold may cause power outages, burst pipes, and other maintenance issues that could affect your property and inventory. Here are our top winter safety tips for fortifying your business against the challenges brought on by low temperatures.

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Winter Home Preparation, Part 2: Long-Term Power Outages

In the winter of 2020, winter storms left over 90,000 people without power, some for several days. A prolonged power outage may cause disruptions in communication systems, water, and transportation. These service interruptions could impact your cooking facilities, essential medical devices, and the security and environmental systems within your home. 

Whether you’re at home during a power outage or away on vacation, these simple steps will keep you safe and give you peace of mind in the event of a long-term power outage.

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Winter Home Preparation, Part 1: Low Temperatures

Almost 20% of homeowners experience some form of damage to their homes each year due to winter weather. The more prepared the home is for low temperatures and harsh weather, the less likely it is that the home will experience damage. Your physical health is better protected when your home is winterized. Therefore, it is essential for you to consider ways you can fortify your home against the extreme cold as part of your winter home preparation. Let’s take a look at a few key ways to do this.

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School Administrators: Can You Answer These 3 Important School Security Questions?

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School security and safety is a top priority for parents. They want to know that their children are secure no matter where they are on campus. In order to ensure that this is the case, parents may approach you and other school administrators to question the school’s security protocols and practices. When they do, are you ready to answer them?

The following three questions are likely to be common points of inquiry from parents. If you are a school administrator, it’s imperative that you are able to respond to these questions when and if they arise.

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