** SPOILER warning for anyone who hasn't watched the whole first season of Westworld **
In the later episodes of Westworld, we find out that Bernard is in fact a host created in the image of Arnold. We see Ford controlling Bernard via voice commands. From the first episode we have seen hosts being controlled through voice commands by everyone in westworld administration, be it Developers or QA or techs. But since no one has ever found out that Bernard is a host suggests that to control Bernard, some special privileged access might be required. Perhaps only Ford could control him using the voice commands. This could be possible seeing how Ford knows no one else would ever need to control Bernard and doing so also ensures the secrecy of Bernard's true nature.
The following episode depicts Maeve controlling Bernard as well. It's curious as to why Ford would ever allow someone else an access high enough that they could control Bernard. Perhaps Maeve may have received a high access level when she updated herself. It's peculiar as to why Ford would allow something like that to be possible. Basically controlling Bernard should require 'God' access level.
Another point could be made that Ford allowed that to help her escape, but she didn't need Bernard's help. Whatever the techs changed seemed to be enough to let her escape. So how could Maeve control Bernard ?