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OUR GOAL

CUSTOMIZED INTEGRATED SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR CANNABIS REGULATIONS

Our goal is to provide peace of mind by offering customized integrated security solutions specific to state cannabis regulations.

We specialize in designing and building intelligent security solutions for the legal cannabis industry. Our strong technical background and understanding of networking and intelligent security solutions enables us to build sophisticated surveillance applications that are available anytime and from anywhere.

VSG has a dedicated security team of field technicians, sales personnel, engineers and administrative support staff that work together seamlessly to ensure that our clients are kept abreast on all aspects of their projects and those projects are completed within all established timeframes. To make certain that our clients are receiving outstanding support and service, our team is researching a broad range of security solutions and receive continued training throughout the year.

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WHY VSG?

VSG WINS LICENSES, AND GUARANTEES SECURITY SYSTEMS THAT MEET REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

We are industry leaders in comprehensive security solutions and proudly provide services rooted in quality, value and accountability. Our experienced staff uses a team approach to provide a total security solution that will guarantee state cannabis regulation compliance.

VSG has a dedicated security team of field technicians, sales personnel, engineers and administrative support staff that work together seamlessly to ensure that our clients are kept abreast on all aspects of their projects and those projects are completed within all established timeframes and budgets. To make certain that our clients are receiving outstanding support and service, our team is researching a broad range of security solutions and receive continued training throughout the year.

  • Experienced Law Enforcement and Military Professionals
  • Degreed horticulturist on staff with greenhouse production experience
  • Industry leaders in comprehensive security solutions
  • Proudly provide services rooted in Quality, Value and Accountability
  • Experienced staff use a team approach to provide a Total Security Solution for your organization
  • Knowledge of state specific security requirements
  • Independent third party evaluation of your security program
  • Provide a scalable budgeting and implementation plan
  • Reduce risk and security vulnerabilities
  • A partnership and understanding of your security needs
  • 24 hour central station monitoring
  • 24/7 on-call servicing
  • Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
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TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

QUALITY NETWORK SECURITY

We have direct experience in setting up and installing multiple network video recording (NVR) IP-based systems. The typical head end design includes servers and storage based on the client’s requirements.  These requirements are often determined as corrective steps stemming from the completed Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. The equipment specified includes multi-server, high-availability hardware, coupled with the operating system and video management application software.

OnGuard Access is an advanced access control application that includes a feature-rich alarm monitoring module. IP-enabled controllers allow the application to extend easily to all parts of the enterprise with the appropriate degree of security at the door. VSG works with the most advanced technologies available and has built our reputation as the world’s number one provider of electronic access control on the promise of delivering the most innovative access control solutions for installations of any size.

Guard your property against burglary with:

• Motion detectors
• Door contacts
• Automation
• 24-hour central station monitoring

We employ field tested industry standards methodologies to capture and assess the environment, geography and physical structure to determine multiple levels of threats and remediation steps to employ in order to reduce the assessed risk level.

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EXECUTIVE PROFILES

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Christopher L. Hinnershitz
Christopher L. HinnershitzDirector of Professional Services
After a 20 year career as a police officer in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Chris joined the Viridis Security Group (VSG) team as Director of Professional Services. During his law enforcement career, he held positions as patrolman, bike patrol officer,

Patrol Sergeant and SWAT team leader. As Team Leader, he was responsible for managing the SWAT training unit, developing, formulating, and carrying out activation plans, briefings and After Action Reports. Chris wrote the SWAT teams Standard Operating Procedures and Policy Manual. He is certified in FEMA’s Incident Command System and National Incident Management System, Basic and Advanced SWAT Tactics, High Risk Warrant Service, Hostage Rescue, Active Shooter, The Resolution of Barricaded Subjects, Team Leader Development and SWAT Command and Decision Making Leadership.

Chris graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration.

Chris has consulted, developed and provided training and protocol on School Violence, ALICE active shooter response, Crisis Response for financial institutions employees, Emergency Response to bank hold-up alarms for law enforcement, Response to the Active Shooter, Policy and Procedure Development and Training, Use of Force, Tactical Decision Making, Safety Priorities (Priorities of Life), Barricaded Subject Tabletop and Practical Scenarios, Hostage Rescue Tabletop and Practical Scenarios, High Risk Warrant Services Tabletop and Practical Scenarios, Firearms Safety and Handling, The OODA Loop, and various other emergency response topics. He has developed and designed security plans and system layouts for clients in various markets, including the healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, financial and legal cannabis industry.

In his role at VSG, Chris is responsible for business development, conducting security vulnerability assessments, emergency operation planning, training and training development, managing projects and field employees, developing and designing security plans, policy/procedure and systems layouts for clients.

Bill Bassett
Bill BassettDirector of Technical Services
Bill oversees the technical direction of the organization and provides ongoing support to the technical team. He is continually leveraging over 20 years of broad technical consulting services experience in project management, access control,

video surveillance, network design, forensics investigation, communications integration and training. He has consulted in a variety of markets, including engineering, healthcare, marketing, banking, retail, telecommunications and Manufacturing.

Bill leads company efforts to stay abreast of emerging and future technology trends, ideas and platforms. His “real world” approaches to solving business problems rests on a balanced mix of technologies to bring a “just right” fit to each situation.

Jim Minninger, M.S./AJS
Jim Minninger, M.S./AJSCorporate Security Specialist
Jim is a former sergeant from a municipal police department located approximately 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia, PA. Affiliated with the department since 1991, starting as an auxiliary officer, Jim worked his way through the ranks retiring from

police work in June of 2013.  His responsibilities included director of patrol operations and all training; including firearms instruction, use of force, less lethal munitions and techniques, active shooter, Taser and PepperBall.  He was an operator on SWAT, lead tactical firearms instructor and less lethal munitions operator.  He is certified in basic and advanced SWAT Operations, Hostage Rescue, basic and advanced WMD Tactical Operations and Hostage Negotiations.  Once retiring from active SWAT operations, Jim was paramount in setting up large scale practical training scenarios combining Incident Command, TEMS (Tactical EMS), SWAT Operations, Patrol and Hostage Negotiations.

A graduate of Delaware Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and a minor in Criminal Justice, Jim has volunteered and served with his local volunteer fire department as a firefighter, water rescue diver and QRS medical response.  Jim also volunteers as an assistant coordinator for his  Emergency Management Office at the local level.  He has also worked for the county emergency training center as a ‘victim’ coordinator, setting up role players for mass casualty, training and testing scenarios.

Jim has developed and provided training on School Violence, Workplace Violence, Bullying, Bicycle Safety for School Children, Active Shooter-School and Business, Bomb Threat Response and Search,  Medical Marijuana Regulatory Compliance Issues, Chemical/Soda Pressure Bombs, Chemical Suicide Recognition and Post-Incident Mitigation, WMD/Clandestine Laboratory Decontamination, Scene Safety for First Responders and EMS, Scene Safety for Fire Fighters and Fire Police, Policy and Procedure Development and Training, Use of Force, Tactical Decision Making, Priority of Life Training and Decision Making, Dementia Patient Elopement Procedures, Senior Adult Fraud Education (S.A.F.E. Training), Evacuation vs. Shelter-in-place Decision Making, Barricaded Subject Tabletop and Practical Scenarios, Hostage Rescue Tabletop and Practical Scenarios, and Firearms Safety and Handling for Adult Probation Officers.

He has authored several articles on active shooter, facility lockdown and creating a security master plan for your organization.  Jim has completed his Master’s degree in the Science of Administration of Justice and Security.

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