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Illinois Cannabis Cloud Security Requirements

Section 1000.445  Electronic Security System 

a)         A cultivation center shall be required to operate and maintain in good working order a 24 hour, seven days a week, closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system on the premises that complies with the following minimum standards:1)         Visually records and monitors all building entrances and exits, all parking lot areas, and rear alley areas immediately adjacent to the building, and covers the entire inside of the facility, including all limited access areas and all areas where cannabis is produced, stored, shipped or destroyed, but does not include restrooms nor the executive office. Fixed cameras shall be installed to provide a consistent recorded image of these areas. The cultivation center shall instruct the company or individuals installing the surveillance cameras to maximize the quality of facial and body images and to avoid backlighting and physical obstructions.

2)         Cameras installed outdoors and in low-light interior areas shall be day/night cameras with a minimum resolution of 600 lines per inch (analog) or D1 (IP) and a minimum light factor requirement of 0.7 LUX. The installation of additional lighting may be required to increase picture clarity and brightness. Cameras shall be calibrated and focused to maximize the quality of the recorded image.

3)         The recording device shall be digital and meet the following minimum standards:

A)        Displays a date and time stamp on all recorded video.

B)        Can produce a digital video disc using an installed media recording drive. The video on the disc shall be viewable on any Windows PC, and shall include any required player software on the disc.

C)        The ability to remain operational during a power outage.

D)        Allow for the exporting of still images in an industry standard image format, including .jpg, .bmp and .gif.  Exported video shall have the ability to be archived in a proprietary format that ensures authentication of the video and guarantees that no alteration of the recorded image has taken place.  Exported video shall also have the ability to be saved in an industry standard file format that can be played on a standard computer operating system.  All recordings shall be erased or destroyed prior to disposal.

4)         A display monitor with a minimum screen size of 12 inches shall be connected to the electronic recording security system at all times.

5)         Electronic recording security systems are required to be maintained in good working order at all times. The owner of a cultivation center shall instruct each manager, employee or agent overseeing the functioning of the video recording security system to immediately report to the agent-in-charge any malfunctioning or technical problems with the system.

6)         Security recordings shall meet the following minimum requirements:

A)        The recorded image resolution shall be at least D1; and

B)        The recorded image frame rate shall be at least three frames per second during alarm or motion based recording.

7)         Security recordings shall be retained by the cultivation center for a minimum of 90 days at the permitted premises and an additional 90 days off site (e.g., cloud storage).  The recording system for the security cameras must be located in a locked, tamper-proof compartment.  A cultivation center shall be prohibited from taping over existing security video from the last 60 days.

8)         Have available a video printer capable of immediately producing a clear still photo from any video camera image.

9)         Upon request, the recording or any photo shall be turned over to ISP or the Department.

b)         Access to surveillance areas shall be limited to persons who are essential to surveillance operations, law enforcement agencies, security system service personnel, the Department, and others when approved by the Department. A current list of authorized employees and service personnel that have access to the surveillance room must be available to the Department upon request. Surveillance rooms shall remain locked.

c)         The electronic security system shall be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to the Department and law enforcement agencies via a secure web-based portal.

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