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Securing your place in the ever-growing cannabis industry

Will Mazgay   

Features cannabis Securing cannabis
Sponsored by ADT

Faced with complex standards, regulations, and deadlines? ADT Security Services Canada is the number one choice for custom solutions – where and when you need them.

We all know the difficult challenges of the Canadian cannabis market. As our country’s leading security provider, ADT Security Services Canada guides and protects both large and small cannabis companies. With decades of experience in similar sectors – medical, pharmaceutical, alcohol, tobacco – they offer you the national resources you need, as well as a local presence to meet immediate requirements and deadlines. Their knowledge and experience ensure you will harvest the fastest possible return on your investment.

How do you cope with the complexity of federal, provincial and municipal cannabis regulations and ULC S4400 standards? ADT Security Services Canada provides your custom security setup and systems to give you exactly what you need – for everything from passing a Health Canada inspection, to meeting all the requirements of Canada Cannabis Regulations SOR/2018-144.

According to Hugo Mongrain, ADT Commercial Installation Director, “Meeting deadlines is the biggest challenge faced by a security provider to the cannabis industry. For example, a new grow operation has a very narrow window of time for installation of security systems. ADT has dedicated Project Managers who work closely with the General Contractor and on-site teams to ensure that they have technicians and equipment on site as the construction of the building progresses in order to meet the optimum requirements of the producer. Otherwise, Health Canada may not issue a permit for cannabis production.”


Mr. Mongrain goes on to explain the security factors of prime importance to cannabis commerce:

– The industry is most similar to the medical industry for the quantity and complexity of all the rules and regulations by which it is governed and restricted. ADT Security Services Canada now serves the budding billion-dollar cannabis industry backed up by decades of experience in serving the medical/pharmaceutical sector;

– Short deadlines are the norm. With offices, technical teams and monitoring stations across the country, ADT Security Services Canada is in the best possible position to ensure such schedules are met;

– The cannabis industry requires the highest level of security products and services, as are provided by ADT Security Services Canada.

Smart surveillance now includes video analytics

Video surveillance is not just a helpful add-on for the cannabis industry, it is a regulatory requirement in Canada. Whether you are a wholesaler, retailer, manufacturer, or distributor of cannabis or canna-infused products, video surveillance helps protect your investment and maximize your profits.

You can’t just trust ordinary surveillance to watch over your operations. ADT Security Services Canada employs smart video analytics to help you monitor and analyze your video footage on-site or remotely on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

With so many new factors to consider in this industry, leave security to trusted professionals. Use the technological advances of smart surveillance security and analytics to:

• Protect your cannabis site

• Enable remote monitoring

• Safeguard against theft (from both internal

and external forces)

• Ensure your operations are running efficiently.

As the industry continues to experience rapid growth, the requirements will, no doubt, evolve and change, and will always require top-ranking security. Very few companies in Canada can provide the comprehensive security, next-level technology, professional guidance and support that the cannabis industry requires. With over 100 years’ experience with tested protocols and rigorous training for support personnel, ADT Security Services Canada steps up to proudly provide the cannabis sector with the custom security you need.

For more information, call Sean Thompson, Vice President Commercial & National Accounts at 416.432.6278.

This story was featured in our Securing Cannabis digital magazine.

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