recreational and medical marijuana businesses face physical security challenges and local municipal requirements for safety.

Marijuana Businesses Face Special Security Challenges

General Security

The medical and recreational marijuana industries pose special security and access control challenges. “It’s not just that there’s so much cash on hand,” explains Bob George, Sales Manager for Total Securities Solutions (TSS), “but also that they have to meet these special regulatory requirements for how they handle everything and operate their …


Owners of businesses that sell recreational marijuana will want to take physical security features very seriously as they will impact employee and customer safety, as well as their ability to meet state requirements for security.

Physical Security For The Recreational Marijuana Industry

Recent News

As of November 2018 most U.S. states have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. But despite what you’ve heard, that doesn’t mean there is now a marijuana free-for-all. Instead, we’re seeing the rise of a well-regulated industry that is focused on safety and security. According to Bill Cousins, founder of security consultancy …


Courthouse security guidelines from the The Administrative Office for U.S. Courts include recommendations for bulletproof doors and windows

Hardening Security for Courthouse Buildings

Municipal Buildings

Several states recently boosted their courthouse security measures for the first time in years – some in response to serious breaches.  Others are making upgrades just to stay ahead of the game. Either way, administrators recognize the critical need to protect citizens, employees, judges, and defendants in what can often …


Jewish Community Center security and safety for those attending worship in Synagogues has become more urgent in wake of recent active shooting events and hate crimes.

Jewish Community Center Security After Pittsburgh

General Security

After the harrowing events on October 27th, 2018, the discussion around Jewish Community Center security and safety within synagogues has taken on a new sense of urgency. As Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta, Georgia, wrote recently on Facebook: “Violence and terror are so rattling because they …


active shooter response training has changed in the wake of the many mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine.

How Has Active Shooter Response Changed?

General Security

  During an active shooter event, every second counts. That was true when four law enforcement officers recently responded to a 911 call reporting an active shooter at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin. Within minutes of the 911 call, the responding officers made entry to the building and used deadly …


Some gun store owners are looking to increase gun store security in order to increase safety or comply with the local gun-range ordinances.

Increasing Gun Shop Security With Bullet Proof Protection

Bullet Proof Glass

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), since 2012 “there has been significant increases in the number of robberies and burglaries from FFLs [federal firearm licensees, which include gun shops, manufacturers, and importers], as well as significant increases in the number of firearms stolen during these …


Some businesses are misrepresenting window security film as bulletproof film, when there is no such thing.

“Bulletproof” Film (Still) Doesn’t Stop Bullets

Bullet Proof Glass

Once again, we’re hearing a lot about “bulletproof” film for windows. In theory these low-cost aftermarket plastic treatments give existing tempered glass windows the ability to stop speeding bullets. Schools are especially interested in these films, which are often advertised as a viable DIY bullet-proofing solution for facilities with tight budgets. In …