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Video Security and Surveillance for Marijuana Growers

Posted on January 19, 2015 in Buying Guides

Like it or not, the number of states legalizing the growing of marijuana for medicinal (and some recreational) purposes is increasing, and with the legalization of cannabis—comes a variety of security challenges.
SECURITY SOLUTIONS for State Licensed Marijuana Growers

Like it or not, the number of states legalizing the growing of marijuana for medicinal (and some recreational) purposes is increasing, and with the legalization of cannabis—comes a variety of security challenges.

States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana Include:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Washington DC
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington
Marijuana Greenhouse

For State licensed marijuana growers, there are many strict U.S. State Government rules and regulations to adhere to, and meeting the safety and security guidelines is paramount. States including Colorado and Washington have already legalized the growing and dispensing of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Many other states are following and filing for the legalization of pot. One thing is clear: marijuana growers and dispensers alike need to follow the rules, ensure safety, and protect valuable infrastructure and assets. Therefore, if you are a state licensed marijuana grower, implementing a security solution that offers 24/7video surveillance, is critical.

Growing Marijuana and the Law

Medical Marijuana

What are the state medical marijuana laws?

The laws and regulations for growing and dispensing medical marijuana vary by state. For the latest laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana, please visit the U.S. Government website.

What are the state marijuana legalization laws?

The laws and regulations for growing and dispensing medicinal and recreational marijuana vary by state. While many states have legalized medical marijuana, Washington and Colorado are the first two U.S. states to also legalize marijuana for recreational purposes for adults 21 and over.

More states are following Colorado’s and Washington’s lead and are considering regulating marijuana similarly to how alcohol is regulated. Here are a few resources regarding current state rules and regulations:

What are the I-502 Requirements for Video Security Equipment?

  • Each facility must have a complete IP-compatible video surveillance system with security cameras that produce a minimum resolution of 640x470 pixels.
  • There must be a security camera installed in every room of the facility where the marijuana is growing.
  • All security camera video must be recorded continuously for 24 hours a day.
  • All recorded surveillance video must be stored and kept for a minimum of 45 days on the video recording device. All recorded video is subject to inspection at any time by any liquor control board employee or law enforcement officer, and a copy of the video must be provided upon request.
Security Requirements State Licensed Marijuana Growers

Security Challenges That State Licensed
Marijuana Growers Face

Medical marijuana is a cash crop that’s very expensive to grow and produce. State licensed marijuana growers face many security challenges ranging from meeting state government regulations, to protecting your crops and preventing theft.

Government Regulations

Meeting Government Regulations

State regulations regarding growing and dispensing medical marijuana are some of the strictest laws around, and every state has a different set of laws. There are stringent security standards and codes that need to be met, including everything from how many surveillance cameras are needed, and the placement of certain types of security cameras, to the types of security DVRs and the number of days of recorded video required.

Protecting Crops

Protecting Crops

Another security challenge for licensed medical marijuana growers is protecting the crops, and this includes everything from proper planting, to pest control and intruder protection from thieves. Cannabis crops are expensive to grow and are a target for thieves. Protecting the perimeter and interior of your facility with a high quality video security system is essential for ensuring safety and protecting your crops, equipment and other assets. The state of Colorado requires video security cameras be installed in every room where the marijuana plants grow, and laws regarding the placement of security cameras vary by state.

Deterring Theft and Intruders

Deterring Theft and Intruders

State regulations regarding growing and dispensing medical marijuana are some of the strictest laws around, and every state has a different set of laws. There are stringent security standards and codes that need to be met, including everything from how many surveillance cameras are needed, and the placement of certain types of security cameras, to the types of security DVRs and the number of days of recorded video required.

Monitoring Employees

Monitoring Employees

One of the biggest security challenges for state licensed pot growers is employee theft. Regardless of whether to grower has a small room with cannabis plants, or large-scale warehouse, the ability to monitor employees is essential.

Internal theft is prevalent because it’s very easy for employees to pocket a small product like pot and walk out of the facility with it. That’s why it’s important to install a high quality video security system that includes high-resolution security cameras as well as hidden cameras to protect your business from dishonest employees.

Recommended Security Solutions for State Licensed Marijuana Growers

As a state licensed marijuana a grower, you are required to have 24/7 video surveillance at your facilities with a complete video security system. We offer a wide range of high-quality, reliable video security systems, security cameras and hidden cameras that are engineered to withstand the demands of around-the-clock surveillance.

Video Security Systems

Video Security Systems

Our reliable, high-quality video security systems are equipped with the latest features and capabilities and are built to withstand the demands of 24/7 surveillance needed for licensed marijuana growing and dispensing facilities.

Key Features and Capabilities:

Remote Viewing Capabilities

Remote Viewing Capabilities
Enjoy convenient remote access and viewing from your PC, laptop, mobile phone or smart device.

Free Smartphone App

Free Smartphone App
Enjoy convenient remote access and viewing from your iOS or Android device with our FREE smartphone app. You can monitor your security system from anywhere—at any time.

Security Grade Hard Drives

Security Grade Hard Drives
Our hard drives are built for the rigorous demands of surveillance applications. They operate at a lower temperature and deliver smother video streaming with less vibration than standard consumer-grade hard drives. Our security systems use security-grade hard drives to provide continuous recording of surveillance video, improve reliability, and offer better all-round performance.

Free Lifetime Technical Support

Free Lifetime Technical Support
Our video security systems come with free lifetime US-based technical support. Call us anytime for assistance for the life of your product. Our friendly, expert support technicians are here to help you every step of the way.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras

Our high-quality indoor and outdoor security cameras are equipped with the latest security features to keep watch over your state licensed marijuana growing facility for true peace-of-mind security. Our reliable surveillance cameras come in a variety of form factors from dome cameras, to bullet cameras and box cameras and are available in a variety of video resolutions including to meet your surveillance needs.

Key Features and Capabilities:

Day/Night Capabilities

Day/Night Capabilities
Our day/night security cameras capture clear images during the day and at night to provide around-the-clock security.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection
Our outdoor security cameras have at least an IP66 weather-rated enclosure that provides protection against particles such as dust and sand, as well as harsh weather conditions, including rain and snow.

Hidden Cameras

Hidden Cameras

Enhance your system with hidden cameras, and see what’s happening when and where they don’t think you’re watching! Hidden cameras blend in well in variety of environments and are virtually undetectable to the human eye. We offer a wide range of spy cameras hidden inside form factors ranging from thermostats and smoke alarms, to AC adapters and floodlights.

Key Features and Capabilities:

Day/Night Capabilities

Day/Night Capabilities
Our day/night security cameras capture clear images during the day and at night to provide around-the-clock security.

Access Control

Access Control

Access control provides another layer of security with the ability to grant or deny access at the door and track who enters and exits. Our IP-based access control solutions are easy-to-install, simplify administration and building access management, and provide a cost-effective security solution for your marijuana growing facility.

Key Features and Capabilities:

Simple Installation at the Door

Simple Installation at the Door
Simply install an infinias door controller in a double-gang box at your door, and connect to the nearest network switch via a single CAT5/6 cable.

Convenient Access Management

Convenient Access Management
infinias’ Intelli-M™ Access software is an easy-to-use, browser-based access control management application. Intelli-M Access enables you to manage access control functions from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Customizable Rules & Reporting

Customizable Rules & Reporting
Intelli-M Access software features a powerful rules engine that allows you to define rules and permissions and create rules-based actions for a variety of access control functions.

Unlimited Expandability

Unlimited Expandability
The infinias access control platform is designed to scale—from a single-door at your marijuana growing facility, to a multi-door installation. Add one or more doors anywhere your network goes, making it easy and cost-effective to secure more doors as your needs grow—or as your budget allows.

Interested in a Security Solution to Protect your Business? Call us today.

Hidden Cameras

If you are a state licensed marijuana grower interested in purchasing a security solution to monitor your business, our team of experts can help assist you with finding the ideal solution that meets your specific needs. Call 877-995-2288.

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