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641—154.18(124E) Security requirements.
The department may request assistance from the department of public safety in ensuring manufacturers meet the security requirements in this rule.
154.18(1) Visitor Logs. Visitors to the manufacturing facility shall sign visitor manifests with name, date, and times of entry and exit, and shall wear badges that are visible at all times and that identify them as visitors.
154.18(2) Restricted access. A manufacturer shall use a controlled access system and written manifests to limit entrance to all restricted access areas of its manufacturing facility and shall retain a record of all persons who entered the restricted access areas.
2. Separate written manifests of visitors to restricted access areas shall be kept and stored for a minimum of one year if the controlled access system does not include electronic records of visitors to the restricted access areas.
3. A manufacturer shall promptly, but no later than five business days after receipt of a request, submit stored controlled access system data to the department.
4. Restricted access areas shall be identified with signs that state: “Do Not Enter – Restricted Access Area – Access Limited to Authorized Personnel Only.”
154.18(3) Perimeter intrusion detection system.
2. Camera specifications. Cameras shall:
3. Video recording specifications.
4. Additional requirements. A manufacturer shall maintain all security system equipment and recordings in a secure location to prevent theft, loss, destruction, corruption, and alterations.
5. Retention. A manufacturer shall ensure that recordings from all video cameras are:
6. Required signage. A manufacturer shall post a sign in capital letters in a conspicuous location at every entrance to the manufacturing facility that reads, “THESE PREMISES ARE UNDER CONSTANT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE.”
154.18(4) Security alarm system requirements.
2. For the purposes of this subrule, a security alarm system means a device or series of devices that summons law enforcement personnel during, or as a result of, an alarm condition. Devices may include:
3. A manufacturers security alarm system and all devices shall continue to operate during a power outage.
4. A manufacturer’s security alarm system shall be inspected and all devices tested annually by a qualified alarm vendor. A manufacturer shall provide documentation of the annual inspection and device testing to the department upon request.
154.18(5) Personnel identification system. A manufacturer shall use a personal identification system that controls and monitors individual employee access to restricted access areas within the manufacturing facility and that meets the requirements of this subrule and subrule 154.18(1).
2. A manufacturer’s employee shall keep the identification card visible at all times when the employee is in a manufacturing facility, a dispensary, or a vehicle transporting medical cannabidiol.
3. Upon termination or resignation of an employee, a manufacturer shall immediately:
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