Guam Compassionate Cannabis Rules for Security Cameras

Guam: RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING 16 JOAQUIN (KC) CONCEPCION II, 17 COMPASSIONATE CANNABIS USE, 18 ACT OF 2013

(k) Before an entity with a Dispensary Registration Certificate and/or Cultivation Site Registration Certificate begins operating a dispensary and/or cultivation site, the Responsible Official 

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1 shall ensure that the proposed dispensary and/or cultivation site are in compliance with these rules and regulations, including but not limited to:

(1) Installation of a security system, including a video surveillance system, and alarm system that are all operational, and installation of a safe in accordance with these rules and regulations

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(A) Devices or a series of devices to detect unauthorized intrusion and movement inside the Dispensary or Cultivation Site, which may include a signal system interconnected with a radio frequency method, such as cellular, private radio signals, or other mechanical or electronic device;

(B) Exterior lighting to facilitate surveillance;

(C) Electronic monitoring including:

(i) At least one 19-inch or greater call-up monitor,

(ii) A video printer capable of immediately producing a clear still photo from any video camera image,

(iii) Video cameras:

(aa) Providing coverage of all entrances to and exits from limited access areas and all entrances to and exits from the building, capable of identifying any activity occurring in or adjacent to the building; and

(bb) Having a recording resolution of at least 704 x 480 or the equivalent;

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(iv) A video camera at each point of sale location allowing for the identification of any qualifying patient or designated caregiver purchasing medical marijuana,

(v) A video camera in each grow room capable of identifying any activity occurring within the grow room in low light conditions,

(vi) Storage of video recordings from the video cameras for at least 30 calendar days,

(vii) A failure notification system that provides an audible and visual notification of any failure in the electronic monitoring system, and

(viii) Sufficient battery backup for video cameras and recording equipment to support at least five minutes of recording in the event of a power outage, and

          (ix) In the event of suspected criminal activity, theft, damage or loss, or unexplained reduction in the amount of medical marijuana inventory, the dispensary and/or cultivation site shall maintain the video recordings from the video cameras for a period no less than three years from the date the incident is reported to the Department and to local law enforcement authorities;

(D) Have at least two operational "panic buttons" located inside the Dispensary or Cultivation Site that are linked with the alarm system that notifies a security company; and

(E) Be programmed to notify a security company that will notify the Responsible Officer or his/her designee in the event of a breach.

(2) Policies and procedures:

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(A) That restrict access to the areas of the dispensary and/or cultivation site that contain marijuana to authorized individuals only;

(B) That provide for the identification of authorized individuals;

(C) That prevent loitering;

(D) For conducting electronic monitoring; and

(E) For the use of a panic button.

How to Comply with Guam's Recording Regulations:

Guam seemed to copy their recording regulations straight from Nevada, so here's what we said there:

Like several states we already mentioned on this page, 704 x 480 is not a known recording resolution in surveillance and we have no idea where that came from. 720 x 480 is and that's probably what they meant. 

D1 DVRs shoot in 720 x 480. (345,600 total pixels)

With someone 20 feet away, with D1 resolution, your footage would look like this:

Guam Compassionate Cannabis Rules for Security Cameras

The regulation says that you must be able to ID anyone at the point of sale location.

Now, you aren't going to be able to do that with the camera system that shoots in 704x480 (if that existed). You can only do that with HD.

If you go with 720P, you will need a camera about every 30 feet if you want to ID people and the cameras will have 52-degree fields of view. If you go with 1080P, you will need camera every 50 feet and they will have a 75, 98, or 106 degree field of view (depending on the camera).

Most people opt for at least a 1080P camera. With someone 20 feet away, with 1080P resolution, your footage would look like this:

Guam Compassionate Cannabis Rules for Security Cameras

The Low Light Camera for the Grow Room

Almost all our IP cameras have either Digital WDR or True WDR which should allow you to meet the regulatory demands for the low light cameras, however this regulation has no specific requirements for their lux rating (how we measure how much light is in a space) to clarify what qualifies as "low light," so it is a bit of a judgement call. True WDR would be your best option.

How to Comply with the Guam Storage Regulations:

Like Washington State, the storage requirements are the hard part. Luckily you are only required to store 30 days of footage, however, you also will need to download footage and store it for 3 years should there be any theft.