Besides the number of marijuana plants cropping up around Washington State following the passing of Initiative 502, there’s a growing concern for the possibility of breaking-and-entering and neighborhood security.
The Seattle Times ran a story in late January about an operation shut down by disgruntled neighbors on San Juan Island who expressed concern for “home invasion robberies, thefts and murders.”
Despite the county’s 68 percent vote in favor of legalized recreational marijuana, there appears to be a not-in-my-backyard conflict. The grower, David Rice, had even obtained a permit to legally run a grow operation.
Rice told the Times that he estimates he spent $100,000 in the resulting legal battle.
While there’s no telling how his neighbors would have responded, Rice could have alternatively chosen to install a security system to prevent crime and catch the offenders on camera.
Guard your greenhouse. Rather than racking up a $100,000 bill in court, consider monitoring your space with CCTV, or closed-circuit television, which allows you to observe a secured area from your computer or smart phone.
Start with the door. A1 sells and installs commercial and residential doors, which will be your first defense against burglary.
Control who can access your plants. Access control systems allow you to control who can access to a given area at any time. You can grant access to as many or as few people as you like. Options include: keypads, cards, chipped keys and more.
Select a sturdier lock. One of the least expensive options would be to install a heavy-duty lock. We have a variety of industrial-strength options to choose from and a helpful staff to aid you in making the right decision for your budget and concern.