Know and understand your provinces legislation regarding Cannabis security. Each province may have its own specific guidelines regarding video surveillance for dispensaries and manufacturers. These requirements can include camera types, placements, resolution and frame rates. You must also be aware of how long you are expected to retain video feed and if it should be recorded off site.
When choosing your cannabis security system, ensure you are aware of all areas of your business and property that could require video surveillance. You should make a list of all of your assets and locations, the size of the property (using blueprints would be ideal), be sure to pay close attention to where your product will be delivered (this area should be highly monitored at all times). Knowledge of your property helps us create a more comprehensive cannabis security solution for you.
The security expert you choose should have experience in Cannabis security solutions, with products (IP cameras, NVRs and video management software) that not only meet, but exceed provincial legislation in regard to reliability, remote access and storage capacity.
Thing about your long-term business goals, while your immediate requirement may be to have cameras and basic security installed, ensure that you security provider can work support you as your business grows. The proper equipment should be able to accommodate your future business needs, make sure to ask you cannabis video surveillance provider about the scalability of all equipment being used.