Florida Cannabis Business Security | Helix Cannabis Security


Created to provide helpful information about the Florida cannabis industry


Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing. We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

For compliance requirements related to cannabis seed to sale tracking and reporting for growers, manufacturers, and dispensaries in Florida click here!


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Florida Cannabis Business Security Requirements

*Please note that this section encompasses only the compliance requirements relevant to business security. Many parts of the rules and regulation shave been removed to focus exclusively on the security compliance aspects. To view the full set of rules and regulations for Florida, click here!

Florida Business Security Requirements for Cannabis Licenses

You can view the program webpage here.

Florida Statute 381.986, Section 6:

  • (f) To ensure the safety and security of premises where the cultivation, processing, storing, or dispensing of marijuana occurs, and to maintain adequate controls against the diversion, theft, and loss of marijuana or marijuana delivery devices, a medical marijuana treatment center shall:
    • 1.a. Maintain a fully operational security alarm system that secures all entry points and perimeter windows and is equipped with motion detectors; pressure switches; and duress, panic, and hold-up alarms; or
    • (b). Maintain a video surveillance system that records continuously 24 hours each day and meets the following criteria:
    • (I) Cameras are fixed in a place that allows for the clear identification of persons and activities in controlled areas of the premises. Controlled areas include grow rooms, processing rooms, storage rooms, disposal rooms or areas, and point-of-sale rooms;
      • (II) Cameras are fixed in entrances and exits to the premises, which shall record from both indoor and outdoor, or ingress and egress, vantage points;
      • (III) Recorded images must clearly and accurately display the time and date.
      • (IV) Retain video surveillance recordings for a minimum of 45 days or longer upon the request of a law enforcement agency.
  • 6. Require at least two of its employees, or two employees of a security agency with who it contracts, to be on the premises at all times where cultivation, processing, or storing marijuana occurs.

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Why Choose Helix Cannabis Security?

Focused on Safety, Security, and Compliance


Our top priority is making sure your staff, your business, and your investment, are safe and secure. We provide cost-effective solutions to satisfy every    compliance requirement in your state as well as end-to-end expert security consultation, and of course, development and implementation of services.

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Maintain full compliance with your state and local cannabis business security requirements through Helix’s full-service security firm. Our team of cannabis security experts have implemented compliance-centric security frameworks in dozens of legal cannabis markets for grow warehouses, manufacturing facilities, laboratories and dispensaries.

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360 Security Systems

From cameras and remote monitoring services to alarm systems and rapid response, Helix Digital Security Systems can address all of your security needs and beyond. Cover every square inch of your facility with comprehensive security camera systems, ensuring 24/7 visibility, DVR capabilities, and more.

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Security Training

Your staff isn’t expected to stop criminals in action, but ensuring your staff is trained on security best practices can provide essential steps in de-escalation, situational control, and threat identification to allow team members to resolve a situation before it arises.

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Remote, Eyes-On Monitoring

The most-cost effective approach to 24/7 active monitoring of your legal cannabis business.

Remote monitoring provides live, eyes-on guards monitoring your business security camera systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our guards will activate timely response times and ensure your business is secure, especially when you can’t be there.

At Helix Cannabis Security, we consider it a cannabis security best practice to have guards on-site at your facility at all times that people are present. If people are not present on the premise, there’s no need to risk the safety of a security guard. Remote monitoring provides the same, high-level attention and security, without risking a guards life, or incurring unncessary costs.

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