How Will the Cloud Ensure My Cannabis Business Stays Compliant?August 20, 2020 in Video Security and Surveillance Blog
Whether you own a cannabis dispensary, growing operation, or retail store, cloud video surveillance offers direct-to-cloud, off-premise storage, and easy-to-use features ideally suited for cannabis operators.
Cloud Security Benefit #1: Protect Against Theft and Break-Ins
Between valuable product inventory and large amounts of cash-on-hand, business owners are easy targets for criminals. Many state regulations require 24/7 video footage stored off-premise with specific coverage on the security hardware itself in case it gets stolen.
Cloud video surveillance provides the perfect solution by sending video directly to the cloud with triple-redundant backup. This way, it’s always there when an incident or state regulators request proof of video compliance.
Cloud Security Benefit #2: Multi-Site Security
As your business grows, cloud video surveillance allows you to manage multiple locations with one easy solution.
Easily add cameras onto the same account, and customize camera views based on location, room, or area – simply by using your computer or mobile device. Deploying a cloud-based solution like cloud video surveillance results in a dramatic reduction in maintenance, hardware, and resources.
Compared with multiple dashboards for multiple sites like you’d find with an on-premise solution, cloud surveillance offers a hands-off approach. There are no software upgrades or hardware to maintain.
Everything is managed for you in the cloud.
Cloud Security Benefit #3: Scalable Storage
Cannabis business owners must meet strict retention laws that vary depending on the state, ranging from 45 days to two years. Failing to comply with state-mandated storage can result in the surrendering of licenses, prison time, or expulsion from the industry altogether.
For example, in California, violating compliance regulations can cost as much as $5,000 in fines – which is four times as much as the license itself!
Compared to a traditional system that requires you to add a recorder in every location, cloud video surveillance stores, and secures your data evidence off-site, providing unlimited users and con-current streaming from a centralized location.
With Cloud video surveillance, your customers have complete flexibility to scale up (or down) on the storage based on their operational requirements.
About Cloud Video Surveillance
In the Cannabis industry where running a healthy business is dependent on staying compliant, Cloud surveillance makes it simple, scalable, and affordable.
Interested in learning more about how it can benefit your business? Call us today!