NEVADA CANNABIS BUSINESS SECURITY
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NEVADA CANNABIS LICENSE INFO

Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing. We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

For compliance requirements related to cannabis seed to sale tracking and reporting for growers, manufacturers, and dispensaries in Nevada click here!

 

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Nevada Cannabis Business Security Requirements

*Please note that this section encompasses only the compliance requirements relevant to business security. Many parts of the rules and regulation shave been removed to focus exclusively on the security compliance aspects. To view the full set of rules and regulations for Nevada, click here!

Nevada Business Security Requirements for Cannabis Licensees

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Recreational Cannabis Security Requirements

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Sec. 111.

  • 1. To prevent unauthorized access to marijuana at a marijuana establishment, the marijuana establishment must have:
    • (a) Security equipment to deter and prevent unauthorized entrance into limited access areas that includes, without limitation:
      • (1) Devices or a series of devices to detect unauthorized intrusion, which may include a signal system interconnected with a radio frequency method, such as cellular or private radio signals, or other mechanical or electronic device, and which, for a marijuana cultivation facility which engages in outdoor cultivation, covers the entirety of the cultivation area and the perimeter and exterior area of the marijuana cultivation facility;
      • (2) Exterior lighting to facilitate surveillance which, for a marijuana cultivation facility which engages in outdoor cultivation:
        • (I) When the lighting would not interfere with the growing cycle of a crop, covers the entirety of the cultivation area and the perimeter and exterior area of the marijuana cultivation facility; and
        • (II) When the lighting would interfere with the growing cycle of a crop, covers the perimeter and exterior area of the marijuana cultivation facility;
      • (3) Electronic monitoring, including, without limitation, each of the following:
        • (I) At least one call-up monitor that is 19 inches or more.
        • (II) A video printer capable of immediately producing a clear still photo from any video camera image, which photo must be provided to the Department for review upon request.
        • (III) Video cameras with a recording resolution of at least 1920 x 1080, or the equivalent, at a rate of at least 15 frames per second which provide coverage of all entrances and exits of the building, any room or area that holds a vault and any point-of-sale location, which record 24 hours per day, which are capable of being accessed remotely by a law enforcement agency in real time upon request and which may record motion only. A video camera providing coverage of a point-of-sale location must allow for the identification of any person purchasing marijuana.
        • (IV) Video cameras with a recording resolution of at least 720 x 480, or the equivalent, at a rate of at least 15 frames per second which provide coverage of all limited access areas not described in sub-subparagraph (III) and any activity in or adjacent to the establishment, which record 24 hours per day, which are capable of being accessed remotely by a law enforcement agency in real time upon request, which may record motion only and which, for a marijuana cultivation facility which engages in outdoor cultivation, cover the entirety of the cultivation area and the perimeter and exterior area of the marijuana cultivation facility.
        • (V) A video camera which is capable of identifying any activity occurring within the marijuana establishment in low light conditions 24 hours per day.
        • (VI) A method for storing video recordings from the video cameras for at least 30 calendar days in a secure on-site or off-site location or through a service or network that provides on-demand access to the recordings and providing copies of the recordings to the Department for review upon request and at the expense of the marijuana establishment.
        • (VII) A failure notification system that provides an audible and visual notification of any failure in the electronic monitoring system.
        • (VIII) Sufficient battery backup for video cameras and recording equipment to support at least 5 minutes of recording in the event of a power outage;
      • (4) Immediate automatic or electronic notification to alert local law enforcement agencies of an unauthorized breach of security at the marijuana establishment in the interior of each building of the marijuana establishment; and
      • (5) For a marijuana cultivation facility which engages in outdoor cultivation:
        • (I) An alarm system and video cameras which are monitored 24 hours per day;
        • (II) An exterior barrier, determined to be appropriate by local law enforcement, which is located around the perimeter of the marijuana cultivation facility and which consists of a solid block wall or chain link fence with a height of at least 8 feet and an additional fence with a height of at least 8 feet located at least 10 feet and not more than 20 feet inside of the solid block wall or chain link fence; and
        • (III) A secure block building which is approved by the Department as suitable to dry and store marijuana and which meets the

Medical Cannabis Security Requirements

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NAC 453A.420 Security. (NRS 453A.370) To prevent unauthorized access to medical marijuana at a medical marijuana establishment, the medical marijuana establishment must have:

 

  • 1. Security equipment to deter and prevent unauthorized entrance into limited access areas that includes, without limitation:
    • (a) Devices or a series of devices to detect unauthorized intrusion, which may include a signal system interconnected with a radio frequency method, such as cellular or private radio signals, or other mechanical or electronic device;
    • (b) Exterior lighting to facilitate surveillance;
    • (c) Electronic monitoring, including, without limitation:
      • (1) At least one call-up monitor that is 19 inches or more;
      • (2) A video printer capable of immediately producing a clear still photo from any video camera image;
      • (3) Video cameras with a recording resolution of at least 704 x 480 or the equivalent which provide coverage of all entrances to and exits from limited access areas and all entrances to and exits from the building and which are capable of identifying any activity occurring in or adjacent to the building;
      • (4) A video camera at each point-of-sale location which allows for the identification of any person who holds a valid registry identification card, including, without limitation, a designated primary caregiver, purchasing medical marijuana;
      • (5) A video camera in each grow room which is capable of identifying any activity occurring within the grow room in low light conditions;
      • (6) A method for storing video recordings from the video cameras for at least 30 calendar days;
      • (7) A failure notification system that provides an audible and visual notification of any failure in the electronic monitoring system; and
      • (8) Sufficient battery backup for video cameras and recording equipment to support at least 5 minutes of recording in the event of a power outage; and
    • (d) Immediate automatic or electronic notification to alert local law enforcement agencies of an unauthorized breach of security at the medical marijuana establishment in the interior of each building of the medical marijuana establishment.
  • 2. Policies and procedures:
    • (a) That restrict access to the areas of the medical marijuana establishment that contain medical marijuana to persons authorized to be in those areas only;
    • (b) That provide for the identification of persons authorized to be in the areas of the establishment that contain medical marijuana;
    • (c) That prevent loitering;
    • (d) For conducting electronic monitoring; and
    • (e) For the use of the automatic or electronic notification to alert local law enforcement agencies of an unauthorized breach of security at the medical marijuana establishment.

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Why Choose Helix Cannabis Security?

Focused on Safety, Security, and Compliance

 

Our top priority is making sure your staff, your business, and your investment, are safe and secure. We provide cost-effective solutions to satisfy every    compliance requirement in your state as well as end-to-end expert security consultation, and of course, development and implementation of services.

Helix Dispensary Security Services

Compliance

Maintain full compliance with your state and local cannabis business security requirements through Helix’s full-service security firm. Our team of cannabis security experts have implemented compliance-centric security frameworks in dozens of legal cannabis markets for grow warehouses, manufacturing facilities, laboratories and dispensaries.

digital-security

360 Security Systems

From cameras and remote monitoring services to alarm systems and rapid response, Helix Digital Security Systems can address all of your security needs and beyond. Cover every square inch of your facility with comprehensive security camera systems, ensuring 24/7 visibility, DVR capabilities, and more.

physical-security

Security Training

Your staff isn’t expected to stop criminals in action, but ensuring your staff is trained on security best practices can provide essential steps in de-escalation, situational control, and threat identification to allow team members to resolve a situation before it arises.

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Remote, Eyes-On Monitoring

monitoring

The most-cost effective approach to 24/7 active monitoring of your legal cannabis business.

Remote monitoring provides live, eyes-on guards monitoring your business security camera systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our guards will activate timely response times and ensure your business is secure, especially when you can’t be there.

At Helix Cannabis Security, we consider it a cannabis security best practice to have guards on-site at your facility at all times that people are present. If people are not present on the premise, there’s no need to risk the safety of a security guard. Remote monitoring provides the same, high-level attention and security, without risking a guards life, or incurring unnecessary costs.

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