California State University Channel Islands (CI) is the newest of the 23 universities in the CSU system. Their challenges are to create a safe environment for learning, prepare for campus growth and minimize ongoing operational costs. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have deployed Cisco physical access control solution to control existing door locks over the network, engaged NIC partners, a Cisco gold certified partner, to implement Cisco video surveillance solution, connecting existing analog cameras as well as new Cisco IP video surveillance cameras and integrated Cisco solutions with Microsoft active directory. The results of deploying Cisco were saved US$50,000 annually to rekey locks (expected) and reduced long-term operational costs for video surveillance.