Environmental awareness is at the forefront of many organizations minds

It has been apparent to us that for several years now our customers are driving for more sustainable, more environmentally conscious suppliers. Not only this, but our customers themselves are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint, save energy and reduce waste. In response we have put in place a number of measures to help you, Symmetry users, to achieve your goal of becoming greener.

Our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of AMAG Technology and our customers is always at the center of our thinking, resulting in AMAG being amongst the first to be compliant with the internationally recognized  standard ISO14001 for environmental management systems.

To support customers, suppliers and our employees we have set in place a sustainability agenda, in that the use of all resources whether they be for facilities, manufacturing, products or service are limited as much as possible, with the “reduce, re-use, recycle” principal remaining at the core of all activities. As a result of this agenda our environmental performance has not only been maintained but improved year on year. 

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Symmetry products can actively help users become greener and reduce waste. For example Backlit card reader keypads mean high levels of corridor illumination are not needed during quieter times of the day and reduce energy consumption. Some Symmetry users use the card readers to indicate when someone has entered a specific area of the building which in turn send a trigger to switch on the HVAC and lighting in that area. This results in huge energy and cost savings across large sites.

“LEED certification demonstrates a building has met its environmental goals and allows building owners to take advantage of state and local government incentives,” said Triad Consulting & System Design Group, Principal, Greg Brandon. “Installing an elevator destination dispatch solution integrated with AMAG’s Symmetry access control system restricts floor access based on floor destination. Users can tie Symmetry to their HVAC energy management system to restrict energy usage after hours. Both help buildings meet LEED requirements and conserve energy.”

Our use of Power over Ethernet door controllers means there is a reduced copper wiring within buildings and also that specialist electricians are not needed to visit site to install separate mains power – reducing the travelling and vehicle carbon footprint.

“AMAG Technology’s Symmetry access control system integrates with several major elevator destination control systems to offer an energy efficient solution for commercial high rise buildings,” said Universal Protection Security Systems, LP, President-Western Region, Louis Boulgarides, CPP. “Passengers are grouped together by floor and directed to the same elevator. As a result, fewer elevators are used, which lowers energy consumption and minimizes impact on the environment.”

Product Design

During the product design process energy consumption, product materials and even packaging are designed to limit environmental impact. For example, we are one of very few security system manufacturers who supply controllers supporting 16 doors, therefore using less energy than installing two controllers supporting eight doors.

Our latest range of Javelin card readers are not only designed with energy saving features in mind but the reader itself and its packaging are 100% recyclable.

Business Operations

Within our business, environmental programs have been established to minimize our environmental impact. One such program ‘waste management’, where through a concerted effort by all employees, has yielded reduction in waste to landfill by up to 92%. To recognize this achievement, the business received the WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Program) award. Read about us in SDM Magazine

Within our Tewkesbury operation, a ‘take back’ service utilizes a dedicated Repair Center to receive used products from the field and where possible refurbish them; any discarded components of which are then recycled as part of the UK WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) scheme. Further details of the ‘take back’ service can be requested via the ‘Contact Us’ link. See our UK Environmental Policy