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3xLOGIC, Inc., a globally renowned provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, has announced that Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (“Harvest”) continues to roll out 3xLOGIC infinias access control to its fast-growing number of locations across the United States.

Dem360, LLC has been an integral partner for this project, providing their managed IT, network engineering, and security system design expertise.

Multi-state cannabis operator

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, USA, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically integrated cannabis company. Subject to completion of announced acquisitions, Harvest will have one of the largest footprints in the US.

Since 2011, the company has been committed to expanding its Harvest House of Cannabis retail and wholesale presence throughout the U.S., acquiring, creating, and growing brands for patients and consumers nationally and continuing toward a path of profitable growth.

Enterprise access control solution

Harvest is pioneering this industry and looking to scale into an enterprise environment"

We want to be able to control who goes where, regardless of the facility,” explained T.J. Buskirk, National Security Director for Harvest Health & Recreation.

He adds, “For example, why might an employee be in an area they shouldn’t? Our access control allows us to track who, when, and where. I like the fact that the system grants access to someone for a particular door, and then after hours, that access is shut down—that level of control.

Gary House is an IT Architect with Dem360, who has been on the project working closely with Harvest since the beginning. “Harvest is pioneering this industry and looking to scale into an enterprise environment. Harvest has been studying and standardising on various technologies. I did my own research of access control systems, and I love the infinias IDC controllers.

3xLOGIC infinias access control

Harvest has standardised on 3xLOGIC infinias access control and has separate video surveillance and alarm systems.

Buskirk said, “In this business, we have to be sensitive to all the different state rules and regulations. I’ve got to have system interoperability from state to state, as well as personnel trackability and clear audit trails for the regulators.

Upgrade to infinias Corporate Edition

To date, Dem360 has installed infinias access control in 30 facilities, controlling over 400 doors. The next big milestones in this system rollout is to convert all current facilities to the infinias Corporate Edition, install Corporate going forward, and migrate all managed doors to a scalable data centre with a single database built on redundant, fault-tolerant architecture.

Harvest has also adopted the badge making feature within the infinias platform to print and manage company ID cards.

Security Operations Centre

With a growth trajectory like Harvest’s, reliability and scalability are considered as key

With a growth trajectory like Harvest’s, reliability and scalability are considered as key. Eventually, Harvest’s Security Operations Centre will have full visibility across every facility 24/7 throughout the year.

We have a great working relationship with Gary and Dem360, and that makes everybody’s job a lot easier,” said Buskirk.

Efficient access management system

He adds, “We have an incredible magnitude of the different directions we can go with this business. However, at the end of the day, we have to design our access management for our employees, patients, and customers. Whatever the facility and the need, we must ensure highly productive workflows, while staying firmly within each state’s guidelines.

He further said, “Infinias gives us what we need without impediments. We’ve never had to ‘fork lift’ anything. This system adapts and it gives us flexibility and scalability, we have one door at this facility and hundreds of doors at another.

Flexible, scalable access control

Buskirk said, “From the beginning, the infinias access control system has been able to react to the Harvest environment of change and fast-paced growth. We can manage access for different groups in completely different ways, and I love that I can turn off a badge at a moment’s notice.

He concludes, “The infinias system is very user-friendly, that was one of our key demands. It’s meeting all our needs, and we are able to manage our facilities remotely. Its robust features and benefits meet the varying demands of the dynamic, high-growth Harvest environment and our vision for the future.

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