§ 5044. Video Surveillance System
(a) Each licensed premises shall have a digital video surveillance system with a minimum
camera resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels.
(b) The surveillance-system storage device or the cameras shall be transmission control protocol
(TCP) capable of being accessed through the internet.
(c) The video surveillance system shall at all times be able to effectively and clearly record
images of the area under surveillance.
(d) Each camera shall be permanently mounted and in a fixed location. Each camera shall be
placed in a location that allows the camera to clearly record activity occurring within 20 feet of
all points of entry and exit on the licensed premises, and allows for the clear and certain
identification of any person and activities in all areas required to be filmed under subsection (e).
(e) Areas that shall be recorded on the video surveillance system include the following:
(1) Areas where cannabis goods are weighed, packed, stored, loaded, and unloaded for
transportation, prepared, or moved within the premises;
(2) Limited-access areas;
(3) Security rooms;
(4) Areas storing a surveillance-system storage device with at least one camera recording the
access points to the secured surveillance recording area; and
(5) Entrances and exits to the premises, which shall be recorded from both indoor and outdoor
(f) Retailers shall also record point-of-sale areas and areas where cannabis goods are displayed
for sale on the video surveillance system. At each point-of-sale location, camera placement must
allow for the recording of the facial features of any person purchasing or selling cannabis goods,
or any person in the retail area, with sufficient clarity to determine identity.
(g) Cameras shall record continuously 24 hours per day and at a minimum of 15 frames per
(h) The physical media or storage device on which surveillance recordings are stored shall be
secured in a manner to protect the recording from tampering or theft.
(i) Surveillance recordings shall be kept for a minimum of 90 days.
(j) Surveillance recordings are subject to inspection by the Bureau, and shall be kept in a manner
that allows the Bureau to view and obtain copies of the recordings at the licensed premises
immediately upon request. The licensee shall also send or otherwise provide copies of the
recordings to the Bureau upon request within the time specified by the Bureau.
(k) Recorded images shall clearly and accurately display the time and date. Time is to be
measured in accordance with the United States National Institute Standards and Technology
(l) The video surveillance system shall be equipped with a failure notification system that
provides notification to the licensee of any interruption or failure of the video surveillance
system or video surveillance-system storage device.
(m) If multiple premises are contained within the same building, a single video surveillance
system covering the entire building may be used by all of the licensees under the following
(1) Each applicant or licensee shall disclose on their premises diagram where the surveillance
recordings are stored.
(2) Each applicant or licensee shall include in their security operating procedures, submitted with
the application pursuant to section 5002(c)(29)(D) of this division, an explanation of how the
video surveillance system will be shared, including who is responsible for monitoring the video
footage and storing any video recordings. (3) All licensees shall have immediate access to the surveillance recordings to produce them
pursuant to subsection (j) of this section.
(4) All licensees shall be held responsible and subject to discipline for any violations of the video
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26070, Business
and Professions Code.