University of Nevada - Reno

  • 14 Jul 2016 16:20

UNR saves millions upgrading legacy access control system to Symmetry SR Retrofit Solution


When the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR) learned their Casi Rusco access control system was deemed end of life and needed a massive upgrade, Housing Security Director, Charles (Chas) Stricker started asking questions and investigating options.  When told by his current manufacturer there was only one option, he contacted his integrator, RFI Communications and Security Systems (RFI), and manufacturer, AMAG Technology, to explore AMAG’s Symmetry SR Retrofit solution.

After learning how easy it was going to be to upgrade their old access control system to the Symmetry SR Retrofit solution, and how they would save thousands if not millions of dollars if they converted their entire campus, UNR decided to move forward.

As usual with universities, obtaining funding took time.  UNR’s security program is split into two sections: Main Campus and Housing.  The Main Campus was unable to get funding right away.  The Housing Department took a proactive approach and became a beta site for the Symmetry SR Solution.

AMAG’s Symmetry SR Solution allowed UNR to reuse its existing wiring, card readers and cards.  UNR’s installing integrator, RFI, simply unplugged the old controllers and swapped in the SR control panels.

Read the entire case study: University of Nevada - Reno Saves Millions Upgrading to Symmetry SR Retrofit Solution