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Changes in Physical Security Requirements for Licensed Producers

In January 2018, Health Canada announced two major changes to the Physical Security Requirements for licensed producers licensed under the ACMPR, effective immediately. This is in part due to Health Canada’s plans to streamline the application process for cannabis production licenses so they may be issued more quickly.

Importantly, the vault storage Security Requirements were adjusted to include physical barriers and an intrusion detection system with 24/7 visual monitoring and recording. Persons entering and exiting the storage area must be recorded and access must be restricted to those who require it to perform their jobs.

Secondly, video surveillance requirements in the cannabis growing rooms is no longer required. However, all access points to these rooms must continue to be under 24/7 video surveillance, monitoring, and recording.

The remainder of the physical security requirements for licensed producers still remain, including:

  • Perimeter security
  • Intrusion detection systems, visual monitorings, recordings, access control, and physical barriers inside the facility
  • Inventory control at all stages of the growing and retail process

These are welcome changes for many individuals and companies looking to apply for a cannabis producer license with the government. However, the physical security requirements for licensed producers are still robust and require the right security company to provide them.

Contact Sonitrol For Security for Licensed Producers

While these security requirements have been adjusted, and there is no doubt that physical security requirements for licensed producers will continue to evolve, the fact remains that security for licensed producers will require robust, integrated systems.

Sonitrol Canada provides security systems that meet the past and current requirements of licensed producers in Canada. We have the CCTV systems, access control, integrated fire alarms, cohesive alarm monitoring, and intrusion systems to keep your dispensary safe and meet all the rigorous government requirements.

Our Verified Response systems put us a cut above the rest when it comes to licensed producer security systems. Why work with less than the best? If you are applying or considering applying to the government to be a Licensed Producer, contact Sonitrol Canada. We can ensure that your facility passes the government requirements for growing and distributing marijuana in Canada.

Contact us for more information today.

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Changes in Physical Security Requirements for Licensed Producers


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