The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has worked hard to create regulations for recreational marijuana businesses that keep consumers and employees safe. Among these regulations is a series of security protocols. These protocols range from video surveillance to record-keeping and alarm systems. At Federal Security, we work with our clients to ensure their security systems are compliant with all OLCC marijuana regulations.
Video Surveillance for Recreational Marijuana Businesses
For any business, and especially for recreational marijuana businesses, it’s critical to have a working video surveillance system. OLCC has specific requirements that recording systems must meet. Cameras must have a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 and be able to record at least 10 frames/second. Additionally, they should be able to record in all lighting conditions.
The recording system must also be able to function in the event something goes wrong with the device. The entire system must have a failure notification system and enough backup battery power to support at least 1 hour of recording if there is a power outage.
The placement of the cameras is another important part of OLCC marijuana regulations. There must be cameras set up to capture video footage in all areas that house unprocessed marijuana plants and products. In addition, all entrances and exits into these areas must be filmed.
Alarm System Regulations
OLCC also has a list of regulations that alarm systems must meet. Alarm systems must be set up and activated whenever the business is closed. They should be able to detect any unauthorized entry into areas where plants are held and cannabis products are kept. If there is an unauthorized entry, the system should alert authorized personnel immediately. The system must also be able to notify law enforcement or a security company if needed. OLCC lists three ways to do this:
1. You can install at least 2 buttons inside the limited access area that link to the alarm system and notify law enforcement of unauthorized entry.
2. You can provide operational panic buttons to employees, which they carry around. These buttons must link to alarm systems and notify authorities during a breach.
3. Lastly, you can install a landline in a limited access area that employees can use to call security or law enforcement whenever they detect unauthorized entry.
Access Control Systems for Record-Keeping
There are not as many OLCC marijuana regulations around access control systems. However, using an access control system is an important security practice that we encourage. In addition, access control systems can keep limited access areas secure and help with record-keeping, which is very important to the OLCC.
Some examples of record-keeping that OLCC requires are to keep a log of all surveillance equipment maintenance. This log should detail all service activity, including what work was done, who did the work, and when the work was done. An access control system can help with this and more. A robust access control system will help you keep a log of everyone who enters and leaves restricted areas. When combined with a video surveillance system, an access control system can give you a complete picture of what’s going on in your business at all times.
OLCC Marijuana Compliance for Businesses
Federal Security has worked with over 300 cannabis businesses to receive their OLCC permit. We pride ourselves on installing compliant security systems that fit within their needs and budget. For a consultation, please contact us online or give us a call today.