Cannabis Security Requirements: Maryland
DEM360 has created a summarized finding of the state regulations for Maryland’s specific to the security requirements. The main focus of each security summary emphasizes access control, alarm system requirements, and video surveillance. This is not the entirety of the state requirements. To review your specific states requirements, please visit Maryland Cannabis Regulations or contact the state agency directly.
Access Control Requirements
A silent security alarm system signal, known as a duress alarm, generated by the entry of a designated code into an arming station in order to signal that the alarm user is being forced to turn off the system.
A silent alarm signal, known as a holdup alarm, generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress.
An audible security alarm system signal, known as a panic alarm, generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life-threatening or emergency situation requiring law enforcement response.
An electrical, electronic, mechanical or other device capable of being programmed to send a prerecorded voice message requesting dispatch, when activated, over a telephone line, radio or other communication system to a law enforcement, public safety or emergency services agency.
Alarm System Requirements
A licensee shall maintain a security alarm system that covers all perimeter entry points and portals at all premises. A security system shall be:
1) Continuously monitored
2) Capable of detecting smoke and fire; and
3) Capable of detecting power loss.
A security alarm system shall include panic alarm devices mounted at convenient, readily-accessible locations throughout the licensed premises.
Video Surveillance Requirements
A licensee shall maintain a motion-activated video surveillance recording system at all premises that:
1) Records all activity in images of high quality and high resolution capable of clearly revealing facial detail
2) Operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year without interruption; and
3) Provides a date and time stamp for every recorded frame.
A licensee shall post appropriate notices advising visitors of the video surveillance.
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