10 Jun Better Perimeter Security System for Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Protect Commercial Cannabis Grow Operation with Improved Perimeter Security Systems
With the legalization of the cannabis industry across Canada and the federal legalization of hemp farming in the U.S., the growing of cannabis plants has become big business in North America. However, even within states where the recreational use of marijuana is legal, there’s still a thriving cannabis black market.
If you own a commercial cannabis growing facility, that makes you a target. With that in mind, you need to make security one of your top priorities to ensure you don’t wake up to see that many of your crops, and therefore profits, have vanished overnight.
Why the Security Threat Level is So High for Licensed Cannabis Production Facility
As mentioned, regardless of the cannabis laws relating to the specific location of your cannabis production facility, you’re still growing a valuable commodity.
The value of cannabis grown for medical purposes alone will be worth over $13 billion within five years. When you look at the fact that an increasing number of states in America (and nationally in Canada) have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, it’s clear there’s never been a better time to be a commercial grower.
Just as with any valuable product, you need to take steps to protect your great asset, your plants. Outdoor facilities are at the most considerable risk, with open fields of cannabis plants easy pickings for those looking to swipe a few plants for their illegal purposes.
Criminals across North America are going to increasing lengths to steal cannabis from commercial growing facilities. Organized crime gangs have even carried outgrow armed robberies on some Canadian grow operations. Given the threat level, you need to implement state-of-the-art security systems that can defeat even the most experienced criminals.
Fence Alarm Systems Provide an Inconspicuous Security Solution
Your crops will likely be fenced off to ward off intruders trying to rob plants. However, fences can be both scaled and cut. When your first line of defense fails, you as the business owner need to know immediately to prevent thieves running off into the night with hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars’ worth of cannabis plants.
This is especially true when you factor in that fence breaches can take place in near silence, and criminals can steal plants close to the fence line, dodging the purview of security cameras.
IRONCLAD Provides Industry-Leading Protection to Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility
The IRONCLAD Fence Alarm System developed by RBtec has been designed to stop intruders looking to make off with valuable commodities such as cannabis plants in their tracks. This discreet security system works by running a sensor cable through existing perimeter fences, capable of detecting cutting, lifting, and attempted scaling.
The plug and deploy system comes complete with a three-layer false alarm filtration protocol, which filters out longer frequencies, such as the weather-related movement. With no training or special tools required, you can be up and running in no time.
The IRONCLAD Fence Alarm System is compatible with a wide range of other security protocols such as DVR, NVR, and SCADA systems. You can protect fences of up to ten feet (three meters) with just one cable, which is more than enough for most commercial cannabis facilities.
Ramp Up Security at Your Commercial Cannabis Grow Operation with IRONCLAD
Even though cannabis use is legal in many states, the increase in regulations has driven up prices, nudging some customers into the growing cannabis black market. Wherever your cannabis production facility is located, cannabis plants have never held so much value.
Your perimeter fence is your first line of defense, but it only takes a few simple tools for a thief to burst through. Furthermore, since employees are often at fault for cannabis theft, you need to implement a security measure that’s far less obvious than security cameras with potentially well-known blind spots.
The IRONCLAD Fence Alarm System provides a state-of-the-art security solution that forms a perfect addition to your fence. Not only will it alert you to theft attempts as they’re happening, but with such a low false-alarm rate, you know that when it goes off, it’s time to move.
If you would like to learn more about how IRONCLAD can bolster your cannabis growing facility’s security, contact a member of the RBtec team who’ll be more than happy to discuss your requirements.