Standards and Compliance


DEA and Health Canada compliant
Security caging storage.

At Security Caging, we solve problems of storage, organization, safety, pilfering, restricted access, and more.

Our product delivers a strong deterrent to intrusion, is durable, and provides a high-end, professional appearance. Security Caging is always the right choice. When you don’t want to leave security to chance, rely on the reputation of International Vault, our parent company, with almost 4 decades of experience supplying modular vaults and physical security solutions to clients, worldwide.

Security Caging Standards

Achieving standards when manufacturing and installing our Security Caging systems is of utmost importance. Meeting the requirements of Health Canada and the DEA for drug and pharmaceutical storage, Security Caging by International Vault will ensure your system is compliant.

Contact us or call 844-226-4777 to learn more about the compliance needs of your future Security Caging system.

Security Cages Compliant for both the DEA and Health Canada

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DEA Compliance

The general security requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) require all registrants and applicants for registration to provide effective physical security controls and operating procedures to guard against theft and diversion of controlled substances. Substantial compliance with these requirements and standards set forth in Title 21 CFR Sections 1301.721301.76 may be deemed sufficient by DEA after evaluation of the overall security system and needs of the individual applicant or registrant.

Visit the DEA’s web page for updated information regarding compliant storage of drug and other pharmaceutical products.

Health Canada

Appendices C and D of Health Canada’s compliance manual call for secure storage of drug and other pharmaceutical products, including Cannabis. Below are the standards required for various classes of scheduled drugs in Canada:

Security level – 1
4.2.1 General

The following are the minimum requirements which the Office will accept for level 1 security. The required level is determined by the location of the Licence Holder and the maximum inventory. The monetary value of the inventory is calculated using the illicit value of the drug.

The Office will consider alternate forms of secure environs, such as laminates, providing they are equal in force resistance to the examples given below.

4.2.2 Secure environs

Controlled substances and drugs containing cannabis must be stored in secure environs. Cupboard, refrigerator, a drawer in a steel cabinet, or an equivalent may be used for this level of security provided it is located in a locked room and fastened to the room’s floor or wall. The device used to store the researcher’s inventory is to be secured with an approved padlock or its equivalent.

The required security device must be located in an area to which the public does not have access.

Records of the issuing of combinations and keys, under the authorization of an officer of the Licence Holder, must be maintained and be available to inspectors of the Department.

Security level – 2
4.3.1 General

The following are the minimum requirements which the Office will accept for level 2 security. The required level is determined by the location of the Licence Holder and the maximum inventory. The monetary value of the inventory is calculated using the illicit value of the drug.

The Office will consider alternate forms of secure environs, such as laminates, providing they are equal in force resistance to the examples given below.

An alarm system is required. It must at least activate a local electric horn or bell when an unauthorized access is attempted.

4.3.2 Secure environs

Controlled substances and drugs containing cannabis must be stored in secure environs. Steel cabinet, refrigerator or equivalent is acceptable provided it is located in a locked room and fastened to a wall or floor in such a manner that it is not movable. The cabinet or refrigerator must be locked with an approved padlock.

The required security device, must be located in an area to which the public does not have access.

Records of the issuing of combinations and keys, under the authorization of an officer of the Licence Holder, shall be maintained and be available to inspectors of the Department.

Security level – 3
4.4.1 General

The following are the minimum requirements which the Office will accept for level 3 security. The required level is determined by the location of the Licence Holder and the maximum inventory. The monetary value of the inventory is calculated using the illicit value of the drug.

The Office will consider alternate forms of secure environs, such as laminates, providing they are equal in force resistance to the examples given below.

An alarm system is required. It must at least activate a local electric horn or bell when an unauthorized access is attempted.

For any secure storage needs higher than Security Level – 3, visit our vault division website to learn more about our high security modular vault systems.

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