Chelsea, MA LAN-TEL Communications, Inc., based in Norwood, Mass., has completed security system installations at the Western Front, LLC recreational retail cannabis dispensary facility located at 121 Western Ave.
The project entailed planning and installation of the security system which includes video cameras, access control, intrusion detection, low-voltage cable, alarm systems, and system monitoring at the 10,000 s/f Western Front facility. LAN-TEL’s crew of IBEW Local 103 technicians started the project in summer 2020 and Western Front anticipates opening in November this year, pending final authorization from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). LAN-TEL also assisted Western Front owners in the approval process providing representation regarding security project scope details and community outreach at Chelsea community meetings.
Western Front is a Certified Economic Empowerment Cannabis Company (CEECC), so designated by the state’s CCC. The CCC established the certification under its Equity Programs initiative, which “enable full participation by people from communities that have been previously disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement.” The equity program provides a number of benefits for CEECC, including technical assistance and training, expedited application review, waived application fees, and a 50% reduction in annual licensing fees.
The security project was headed by LAN-TEL’s director of security John Grennon, who spoke of the importance of the project, “LAN-TEL Communications is proud to work with the principals of Western Front, the city of Chelsea and the state’s Cannabis Control Commission in providing state-of-the-art security systems at the new Chelsea marijuana dispensary. It is especially important to LAN-TEL that we do our part to ensure social justice for all citizens, as we work to enhance public safety through security system solutions for businesses, public facilities, and communities throughout Massachusetts. LAN-TEL is also honored to serve as a security system provider for the city of Chelsea’s Police Department and Housing Authority,” Grennon said.
In June, 2020 LAN-TEL Communications also completed the security system installations for Revolutionary Clinics medical marijuana dispensary at 2019 Mass Ave. in Cambridge. The NECA contractor also has provided security systems at Revolutionary Clinics locations at 110 Fawcett St. in Fresh Pond, Cambridge and 67 Broad St. in Somerville, Mass.
Earlier in 2020, LAN-TEL completed the comprehensive design/build security system for Revolutionary Growers’ 135,000 s/f Cannabis Cultivation Facility in Fitchburg, Mass.
LAN-TEL Communications is a prominent low-voltage contractor for the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The company is the security system provider for the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) and other Greater Boston-area municipalities, having provided hundreds of wireless video security system installations throughout the region and integrating them into respective area headquarters.