You operate an all cash business which is risky to say the least. The large amounts of cash marijuana dispensaries keep on hand makes them an attractive target for criminals.
Horror stories of marijuana dispensaries be robbed are now common place.
In this article we’re going to discuss three ways to increase the security at your marijuana dispensary and help deter robbers.
1. Greet every customer and let they know you’re paying attention
Greeting every customer that walks through your door and asking how you can best serve them is just part of good customer service. But did you know that it can also deter criminals?
A friendly greeting accompanied with confident eye contact lets the potential robber know that you’re paying attention and that you’ve noticed their presence.
Criminals want to stay anonymous and do not like being noticed. Your friendly greeting and acknowledgement of their presence can shake their confidence, while at the same time having the completely opposite effect on your customers by making them feel welcomed and appreciated.
2. Hire armed protection
Placing an armed guard at your dispensary will go a long way towards deterring criminals.
There are security firms like Blue Line Protection Group that specialize in guarding the cannabis industry.
Armed security will create a safe and secure atmosphere for your staff and customers. Look for a reputable firm with law enforcement or military experience.
3. You’re being watched, incorporate surveillance
Adding a surveillance system makes it more likely that the robber will be identified and apprehended which is a large deterrent. Criminals want to remain anonymous and letting them know that they’re being watched will discourage them from targeting your dispensary.
There are companies which specialize in security systems for marijuana dispensaries like CannaGuard Security.
Since the marijuana industry is highly regulated make sure you select a security company familiar with the cannabis industry.
4. Secure your cash
Robbers are interested in targeting your dispensary because it’s a cash heavy industry and they know you’ll probably have large amounts of cash on hand.
From the moment your budtenders accept your customers cash to the time your cash is picked up by armored transport or deposited in your bank account (if you can even get one) your cash is vulnerable and your staff is at risk.
By securely vaulting your cash in our Dispensary Automated Cashier you’re ensuring that your budtenders do not have access to you cash. If the robbers cannot get access to your cash they’ll be inclined to look for a softer target where cash is more accessible.
By securing your cash you’re also protecting your patients and your profits. Please contact us today if you have any questions about increasing security at your dispensary.