Medical Marijuana Dispensaries I-502 Security Camera System
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Video Surveillance Systems
WorldEyeCam offers quality I-502 Security Camera System Consulting Services and video surveillance systems at an affordable price for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries & Grow Facilities. Please call us today at 888-211-2288 for more information on how to get your surveillance system project started.
The Marijuana industry has many rules and regulations, including what kinds of CCTV to use. According to Section 3 of WAC 314-55-083,“At a minimum, a complete video surveillance with minimum camera resolution of 640×470 pixel and must be internet protocol (IP) compatible and recording system for controlled areas within the licensed premises and entire perimeter fencing and gates enclosing an outdoor grow operation, to ensure control of the area.” According to how this law is written, IP Cameras are technically required in order to pass inspection.
There are many types of camera technology available.However, we will focus on the two most common, separated by the type of cable they use.
“Analog” refers to a system with analog cameras that use digital video processing to transmit video from a camera over a single coaxial wire to a DVR, or digital video recorder (digital to analog to digital). While the analog system might be IP compatible, the cameras are not; they merely send video over cable to be interpreted by the recorder.
Then we have IP video. With IP Video,The cameras transmit encoded data instead of video over an IP connection using Cat5 or Cat6 network wiring. By using switches, multiple cameras can send signals over a single wire. Each camera has its own IP address, meaning the camera itself is IP compatible. The cameras are programmable for data rate, quality, resolution and other functions and the recorder is called an NVR (network video recorder).
Due to the way this law is written, the cameras themselves must be IP compatible, not just the system. A pass/fail is generally up to the discretion of the inspector, and an attempt to save money by getting a non-IP compatible camera system could mean you end up paying twice, once for the chosen install and again to have your entire property rewired with a more extensive system. Compliance with analog or HD systems is not guaranteed, even if they are more than compliant on every single other requirement.
IP camera systems on the other hand tend to be much more flexible and customizable. With each camera having adjustable data rates, resolution, frame rates and quality levels, an IP camera system can be fine-tuned to ensure 45 days of consistent video. Calculating video storage is an art; cameras use different amounts of data depending on what they see.
Hard drive usage can depend heavily on colors, shapes, and movement. So, today you’re getting 45 days of hard drive space, but when your plants are swaying in the wind, you may only get 30 — unless you can control the data rate, which IP cameras allow you to do. Your settings today that get you 45 days will still get you 45 days six months from now if you’re telling the camera exactly what file size to send to the recorder.
Because multiple cameras can be transmitted through a single wire, wiring costs, labor costs and power costs are considerably less with an IP camera system.
For outdoor grow operations, it is also important to note that a single recorder can run upwards of 100 cameras. If an inspector requests you to add an extra camera, it’s a piece of cake if you choose the right NVR to begin with.
You also have the ability to turn the infrared night-vision on or off in the software without shutting the system down and becoming non-compliant. Interestingly, It has been hypothesized that the IR on a night-vision camera can confuse plants and cause them to stretch. The plants need 12 hours of darkness and it is unclear how infrared light used by IR cameras is seen from the plant’s perspective and how it affects production. Studies are being conducted to determine if plants consider IR light differently than we do, and therefore do not get the darkness they need. If this is the case then being able to turn your IR on and off may prove crucial to better plant growth.
The cost of IP camera systems can approach double that of an analog or HD system. However, with careful design and product selection, the cost difference can be contained to a difference of about 25 percent.
at the end of the day, it’s the regulation and the inspector that decide, and nobody who is selling you something can predict their attitude on the day of your inspection or how they interpret the regulation.
For our Medical Marijuana Dispensaries & Grow Facilities customers we offer a full line of DVRs, NVRs and CCTV security camera products at affordable pricing from a trusted veteran of the security world. We offer free cost analysis to find you the best option for your budget. Our support team is here to help with any technical questions you have about your security camera systems. We are your one stop shop for advice, sales reinforcement and technical support.
Our large selection of surveillance equipment ensures you will find the products you need to keep your business safe. Worldeyecam is not just a retail store, we also have years of experience in security camera installation so we can make the most informed recommendations about what security system is right for you. We stand behind our products 100% and we will stay with you for the long haul to keep you, the customer, happy.
With years of experience selling and installing security camera systems we can also easily upgrade your current system. If your medical marijuana dispensary has an existing DVR CCTV System, let us help you upgrade to an Internet Accessible DVR or NVR. Many of the modern systems will allow you to view surveillance footage on a PC or mobile device so you can monitor your property from anywhere. In most cases these upgrades are simple and affordable. Call today at888-211-2288.
Now legal in some states, medical marijuana dispensaries represent a quickly expanding industry. Depending on the location and size of the facility, some medical marijuana dispensaries include a small retail storefront whereas others are large in size and maintain growing operations.
Marijuana Dispensaries & Grow Facilities can benefit from using surveillance systems in their business. Make sure that both the interior and the exterior of the property are properly covered.
Medical marijuana dispensaries must meet state rules in order to manage and do business. Strictly enforced state rules differ for each state but all have thing in common: all states permitting dispensaries require the facility manager to have a functioning video security system recording the dispensary at all times
To be able to accommodate state rules and regulations that might require 30, 60 or 90 days of retention of the footage, we offer large capacity hard drives to be able to meet the regulations for each state.
Designing a unique surveillance system for your home or business is as easy as clicking your mouse with our new Custom Kit Builder. With intuitive prompts that guide you along the way, you are in control of your camera styles, NVR or DVR size, power accessories and hard drive space. Still have questions, give us a call, our expert technicians are here to help. Your brand new system is only a few clicks away.
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