As the owner of a cash intensive business, marijuana dispensary security is a major concern.
There are both internal and external threats when it comes to theft. Our research shows shrinkage in marijuana dispensaries to be as high as 7-9%.
In this article, I’m going to cover a few practical ways you can increase security at your marijuana dispensary.
4 Ways to Improve Marijuana Dispensary Security
Here are a few great ways for improving your marijuana dispensary security.
Let customers know you’re paying attention
When a customer walks through your door you should great them with a smile and let them know you’re aware of their presence.
Isn’t this how we all like to be treated when we enter a retail establishment? There’s nothing more annoying than feeling ignored or unimportant when we’re going to spend our hard-earned money.
Letting the customer know you’re attentive also has the added benefit of deterring criminals who like to remain anonymous.
A friendly greeting and acknowledgement of their presence can shake the criminal’s confidence, while at the same time making a legitimate customer feel welcomed.
In a world where break-ins are common place this is a no-brainer for increasing marijuana dispensary security.
There are several companies specializing in marijuana dispensary security.
There are also security consulting groups specializing in the cannabis space which can provide a holistic analysis of your store like the Sapphire Risk Advisory Group.
This goes back to criminals preferring to remain anonymous and is a well-established practice in retail.
We’ve all seen the signs when entering a retail establishment stating that you’re on camera.
In the case of a marijuana dispensary, the concern is less about shoplifting since customers don’t have direct access to products like at a liquor store, and more about armed robbery.
There are companies which specialize in marijuana dispensary security like CannaGuard Security.
Automate your cash handling
When you automate your cash handling you’re essentially taking your marijuana dispensary cashless. This mitigates the risk of both internal theft and robbery.
All cash passes directly from the customer’s hand into the secure vault and customers automatically receive accurate change. This is why we created the Dispensary Automated Cashier.
Cashier automation is an ideal solution for marijuana dispensaries experiencing any of the following issues…
- Trouble with accepting counterfeit bills
- Frequently deals with shrinkage
- Has been robbed
- Utilizes daily cash pickups and is looking to reduce cash in transit costs
- Their financial institution has anti-money laundering regulations requiring cash traceability
- Investors are concerned about embezzlement
- Generally concerned about the risks of being a cash intensive business
Here is a video of the Dispensary Automated Cashier in action.
Improve Your Marijuana Dispensary Security Today
If you’d like to learn more about improving marijuana dispensary security through cashier automation give us a call today.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss your needs and make recommendations tailored to your unique store requirements.
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