Cannabis Security for Dispensaries, Cultivation Operations, Distribution Facilities, & Manufacturing Facilities

Cannabis Security for Dispensaries, Cultivation Operations, Distribution Facilities, & Manufacturing Facilities

AEGIS Security & Investigations is an experienced, licensed, and insured agency that provides consultations and physical security for cannabis businesses throughout Southern California. As a proponent of public safety, and as the state moves into enhanced regulations for licensed marijuana facilities, we find it important to delve into the requirements to ensure everyone is playing it safe.

The cannabis industry is booming as we enter the last quarter of the year. For California, the boon of the industry since laws went into effect allowing recreational marijuana use has mean a big uptick in jobs and profits for other business, too, including security. However, many pot-shop and other cannabusiness owners have not yet struck their green gold because of the tight security laws in effect for the state (and the stricter ones in LA County and LA City alone).

Utilizing a preventive, as opposed to reactionary, philosophy for our services, AEGIS fosters a proactive management style for every client, allowing our team to respond quickly to each client’s ever-changing needs. Our purpose is to operate with a high return on investment for clients, always exceeding your expectations.

AEGIS can help your cannabis business meet all of these security requirements.

Consultation

AEGIS Security & Investigations provides consultation services for a variety of clients ranging from personal estates to corporate buildings. Our consultants’ expertise on security allows them to assess and determine the most effective routes for each client that fits their needs. For cannabis business security, AEGIS provides consultations of the facility and practices. Our method is simple: we conduct our assessment and we customize a cannabis security plan while you focus on your business. Because our clients are our priority, your consultant will work diligently to address not only your concerns but the elements of your business that are regulated by patchwork of the laws.

AEGIS consultations for cannabis businesses provide expertise on the following:

  • Site assessment and security plans that are city/county and California BCC compliant, minimize your cost of systems build out, and offer project managing access control and CCTV incorporation
  • A government point of contact
  • Pre-employment background investigations
  • Expertise and advice on future steps and trainings including workplace violence, security awareness, robbery response, and active shooter training

For more on AEGIS’ consultation services, visit our website or request a phone call today.

Physical security

The use of contracted security personnel for marijuana facilities is required in the Los Angeles. Hiring AEGIS as your professional service ensures your business is consistently monitored, that all points of access are cleared and locked, and that all surveillance footage is reviewed. Additionally, we ensure our security officers are compliant with the State of California and City of Los Angeles and maintain an active American Red Cross First Aid card.

AEGIS hires armed and unarmed security officers who can be outfitted in highly visible uniforms or plain clothes, depending on your needs. We offer dedicated patrol vehicles to accompany our officers in the field. Additionally, we utilize a 24/7 web-based command and control system for scheduling, dispatch, training, patrol management, and activity reports to ensure our officers, management team, and clients are constantly connected and in the know. Each officer assigned to a client is issued a site-specific set of post orders, but we also offer a standardized set of post orders from which clients can build and tailor to their needs.

AEGIS hires top-notch security professionals who have experience and undergo additional training from our company. We develop post orders that suit our clients’ needs and work as a team to meet and exceed their expectations. Additionally, we have a growing staff of armed officers who have military and law enforcement experience who are prepared to take on the challenge of protecting your inventory.

Our security officers function as the face of your business in addition to security, maintaining positive relationships and creating new ones. AEGIS officers are the first people customers and guests see when they arrive and the last they see when they leave. Reliability, professionalism, and the ability to adapt and react in a dynamic setting are a must. We work with only the best and brightest staff, translating to a superior service our clients respect and appreciate.

For more about our security officers and services, visit our website or request a phone call today.

AEGIS knows how to work within the “pot laws.” We have researched it and written about it. We have provided consultations and details for satisfied customers, and we cater to each client’s specific needs. Below are our top qualities that will best serve you as a client in the cannabis business.

Professionalism

AEGIS Security & Investigations was started out of a clear identification of a single large gap in security: a lack of professionalism. Our management team alone knows what it is like to work for unprofessional companies and with teams that do not impress upon their officers the importance of staying professional. Given this background, we train our officers to be in the correct attire, consistently punctual, customer-focused, alert and responsive for all clients whether they are at the front door, behind a desk or patrolling a warehouse. We pride ourselves on hiring and training the best officers for our company, and we strive to maintain our standard of meeting and exceeding your expectations.

Additionally, we never simply send our security officers into the field and hope for the best. We have a 24/7 management team that works with our field officers to ensure sites are secure. Our supervisors visit client sites regularly and conduct additional patrols not only to ensure our staff are on point but to ensure you as our client are assured of our security presence.

Confidentiality

We respect our clients and their privacy, and we know that work in the marijuana industry is sensitive as the state as a whole moves into this new territory. AEGIS employees, from foot patrol officers to the CEO, do not share client information. We ensure each our client’s concerns are addressed internally. Additionally, we do not advertise or boast with whom we work. Our belief is that you chose AEGIS because you are looking for a professional team to keep your site safe — nothing else.

Client-forward mentality

In conducting consultations and in working physical details, we understand that our client is the priority. For certain types of marijuana businesses, this also means being customer-focused. As such, we employee security officers who have a background in customer service. Our team will be the first faces your customers see, and they will be those that are knowledgeable, professional and able to make smart decisions regarding your safety.

Uniformed security officers

The use of contracted security personnel for marijuana facilities is required in the Los Angeles. Hiring AEGIS as your professional service ensures your business is consistently monitored, that all points of access are cleared and locked, and that all surveillance footage is reviewed. Additionally, we ensure our security officers are compliant with the State of California and City of Los Angeles and maintain an active American Red Cross First Aid card.

Our officers are assigned uniforms that clearly identify them as AEGIS security officers. The biggest benefit to this is that customers and potential lawbreakers alike are aware that your site is guarded. As such, you reduce the likelihood of criminal activity and increase the feeling of safety for your clients and yourself. Additionally, are officers are licensed and insured.

AEGIS hires top-notch security professionals who have experience in revenue and asset training and undergo additional training from our company. We develop post orders that suit our clients’ needs and work as a team to meet and exceed their expectations. Additionally, we have a growing staff of armed officers who have military and law enforcement experience who are prepared to take on the challenge of protecting your inventory.

The AEGIS Difference

Since our inception in 2007, the AEGIS Difference has been to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. We accomplish this by incorporating three core principles to benefit of our clients, resulting in a customer friendly, high-quality and effective service that is respected and appreciated.

AEGIS personnel working at our clients’ sites are managed jointly by both the client and company management. This allows for improved site-specific training, active prevention measures, immediate incident reaction and visible response.

Open communication and trust between our clients and AEGIS management is essential. We accomplish this by developing personal and professional relationships together. Management makes themselves available to work at client’s sites, visit and inspect operations, and meet as needed to continuously improve the quality of our service.
Internal:

AEGIS employee selection is network-based with minimal outside recruiting. This creates a sense of ownership for new staff holding seasoned employees accountable for those they bring to the company. All employees are held to the same high standards for both their technical and customer service

Our streamlined management structure allows employees to operate autonomously, allowing them to rise to a professional level while still maintaining operational, logistical and training support.

We see many of our services much like that of an insurance policy.

Security services are very similar to insurance. It may make fiscal sense to contract at a reduced price for security services and hope you don’t get into an “accident,” but when you do (an it’s unfortunately bound to happen sooner or later) you want protection you can count on. AEGIS Security & Investigations provides only carefully screened, professional customer service-based staff for every client contract. We do this because when that incident occurs, you’ll be counting on us to mitigate and respond in an effective and efficient manner.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

AEGIS stresses prevention rather than reaction to our employees. Prevention is reiterated to our staff each and every shift. We use active observation including listening, looking, smelling, personal interaction and dynamic customer service to gauge and avert to situations, hazards and incidents before they happen. When prevention fails, our staff is ready and willing to respond in an appropriate fashion.

AEGIS Security & Investigations is a Los Angeles region company that is licensed and insured in the State of California to provide high-end armed and unarmed regular and temporary off-duty police officers, bodyguards, security officers, loss prevention agents, and event staff. Additionally, we offer services for private investigation, consultation, people tracing, and background investigation. Our trainings and workshops in the field of security licensure and counter-terrorism have been featured in news media and are renowned for their efficacy. For more information or to contact us, visit www.aegis.com.

By Chelsea Turner & Jeff Zisner