Security compliance for the cannabis industry in Oregon can be hard to decipher and sometimes downright confusing. Here are the Key Requirements that you need to keep in mind:
- Record in at least 720p Resolution
- Record at at least 10 frames per second in Limited Access Areas, 5 frames per second in non-Limited Access Areas
- Archive recordings for at least 90 days
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BELOW IS THE FULL TEXT PERTAINING TO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS AS STATED IN OAR 845-025-1450
845-025-1430 Video Surveillance Equipment
(1) A licensed premises must have a fully operational video surveillance recording system.
(2) Video surveillance equipment must, at a minimum:
(a) Consist of:
(A) Digital or network video recorders;
(B) Cameras capable of meeting the requirements of OAR 845-025-1450 and this rule;
(C) Video monitors;
(D) Digital archiving devices;
(E) A minimum of one monitor on premise capable of viewing video; and
(F) A printer capable of producing still photos. Effective August 23, 2016 Page 29 of 88
(b) Have the capability of producing a still photograph from any camera image;
(c) Be equipped with a failure notification system that provides, within one hour, notification to the licensee or an authorized representative of any prolonged surveillance interruption or failure; and
(d) Have sufficient battery backup to support a minimum of one hour of recording time in the event of a power outage.
(3) Except for mounted cameras, all video surveillance equipment and recordings must be stored in a locked secure area that is accessible only to the licensee, licensee representatives and authorized personnel, Commission employees and contractors, and other state or local government officials that have jurisdiction over some aspect of the licensed premises or licensee.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 Stats. Implemented: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 845-025-1440 Required Camera Coverage and Camera Placement
(1) A licensed premises must have camera coverage, as applicable, for:
(a) All points of ingress and egress to and from the licensed premises;
(b) All limited access areas as that term is defined in OAR 845-025-1015;
(c) All point of sale areas;
(d) All points of entry to or exit from limited access areas; and
(e) The surveillance room or surveillance area as defined in OAR 845-025-1460(1)(a) and (b); and
(f) Any other area that the Commission believes presents a public safety risk based on the overall operation and characteristics of the licensed premises.
(2) A licensee must ensure that cameras are placed so that they capture clear and certain images of any individual and activity occurring:
(a) Within 15 feet both inside and outside of all points of ingress and egress to and from the licensed premises; and
(b) In all locations within limited access and point of sale areas on the licensed premises.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 Stats. Implemented: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110
Video Recording Requirements for Licensed Facilities
(1) A licensee must have cameras that continuously record, 24 hours a day:
(a) In all areas where mature marijuana plants, usable marijuana, cannabinoid concentrates, extracts or products may be present on the licensed premises; and
(b) All points of ingress and egress to and from areas where mature marijuana plants, usable marijuana, cannabinoid concentrates, extracts or products are present.
(2) A licensee must:
(a) In limited access and point of sale areas, use cameras that record at a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 px and record at 10 fps (frames per second);
(b) In exterior perimeter and areas on the licensed premises that are not limited access areas, use cameras that record at a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720 px and record at least 5 fps, except where coverage overlaps any limited access areas such as entrances or exits and in those overlap areas cameras must record at 10 fps;
(c) Use cameras that are capable of recording in all lighting conditions;
(d) Keep all surveillance recordings for a minimum of:
(A) 90 calendar days for licenses issued or renewed after August 31, 2016; and
(B) 30 calendar days for licensed issued prior to August 31, 2016;
(e) Maintain surveillance recordings in a format approved by the Commission that can be easily accessed for viewing and easily reproduced;
(f) Upon request of the Commission, keep surveillance recordings for periods exceeding the retention period specified in section (2)(d) of this rule;
(g) Have the date and time embedded on all surveillance recordings without significantly obscuring the picture;
(h) Archive video recordings in a format that ensures authentication of the recording as a legitimately-captured video and guarantees that no alterations of the recorded image has taken place;
(i) Make video surveillance records and recordings available immediately upon request to the Commission in a format specified by the Commission for the purpose of ensuring compliance with ORS Chapter 475B and these rules;
(j) Immediately notify the Commission of any equipment failure or system outage lasting 30 minutes or more; and
(k) Back up the video surveillance recordings for the surveillance room or surveillance area off-site.
(3) Notwithstanding the requirements in section (1) of this rule a licensee may stop recording in areas where marijuana items are not present due to seasonal closures or prolonged periods of inactivity. The licensee must provide notice to OLCC when recording is stopped and must keep a log of all times that recording is stopped due to marijuana items not being present. The log and notice must identify which cameras were not recording, the date and time recording stops, the date and time recording resumes or is scheduled to resume, and a description of the reason why the recording stopped and started.
(4) In lieu of complying with subsection (2)(k) of this rule, a licensee may keep all required back up video surveillance recordings on site in the surveillance room or surveillance area as described in OAR 845-025-1460(1)(a) and (b), if that surveillance room or surveillance area:
(a) Is fully enclosed on all sides within a limited access area; and
(b) Is secured by an all metal door within a metal frame with a fire rating of 90 minutes or more and commercial grade, non-residential lock that is kept locked at all times.
(5) Failure to comply with subsections (2)(d)(e), (f), (h) or (i) of this rule is a Category I violation and may result in license revocation. Stat. Auth.: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 Stats. Implemented: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 845-025-1460 Location and Maintenance of Surveillance Equipment Effective August 23, 2016 Page 31 of 88 (1) A licensee must:
(a) Have the surveillance room or surveillance area in a limited access area; and
(b) Have the surveillance recording equipment housed in a designated, locked, and secured room or other enclosure with access limited to:
(A) The licensee, licensee representatives, and authorized personnel
(B) Employees of the Commission;
(C) State or local law enforcement agencies for a purpose authorized under ORS Chapter 475B, these rules, or for any other state or local law enforcement purpose; and
(D) Service personnel or contractors.
(2) Off-site storage must be secure and the recordings must be kept in a format approved by the Commission that can be easily accessed for viewing and easily reproduced.
(3) A licensee must keep a current list of all authorized employees and service personnel who have access to the surveillance system and room on the licensed premises.
(4) Licensees must keep a surveillance equipment maintenance activity log on the licensed premises to record all service activity including the identity of any individual performing the service, the service date and time and the reason for service to the surveillance system.
(5) Off-site monitoring of the licensed premises by a licensee or an independent third party is authorized as long as standards exercised at the remote location meet or exceed all standards for on-site monitoring. Stat. Auth.: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110 Stats. Implemented: ORS 475B.025, 475B.070, 475B.090, 475B.100 & 475B.110