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Why does my fire alarm keep going off?

The sounds from fire detection and alarm system are important because they detect emergency or fire situation within a building. Often times, older fire alarms can also beep when the fire alarm system needs maintenance. If you have encountered a...

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Star of Hope selects ThinkDSC as their preferred security systems integrator

Star of Hope wanted to install a security system at the Women and Family Development Center that would allow them to provide a safe environment in which their clients could recover. Given the campus’ extensive layout, they faced several design...

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Where Does Fiber Optic Cable Fit into Your Data Cabling Strategy?

These days just about everything is connected to your company's network. If you're like the majority of today's organizations, you've found that your security and life safety systems are no different. The latest solutions in video surveillance and access...

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The Reasons Why Surge Protection Is an Essential Component of Security and Life Safety Systems

Organizations today invest significant resources in life safety and security systems. As a stakeholder in your organization, you understand the financial commitment made in deploying commercial fire alarm, video surveillance, and access control...

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NDAA In Effect: What You Need to Know

Over the past two decades, across the US, many businesses have selected security cameras and equipment manufactured by Hikvision and Dahua to safeguard their people and property. If you're one of the many buyers of this equipment that have come to...

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Touchless Door Hardware for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Now more than ever, business leaders are looking for ways to keep people safe. Fortunately, they’re finding answers with technology.

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What it Means to be "Licensed, Bonded, & Insured"

Have you heard the terms ‘licensed, bonded, and insured’ before but just don’t know what they are? 

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How Often Should You Inspect Your Fire Safety Systems?

In 2019, fire-related property loss costs exceeded 37 million dollars in the United States alone.

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Choosing the Best Automatic Gate Operator for Your Gated Community

One of the most enticing amenities available for townhome, condominium, and master planned communities is an automatic gate.  Gated communities provide an unrivaled degree of privacy and security.  Residents choose these communities because of their...

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Keeping Unoccupied Buildings Safe from Theft During COVID-19

States’ efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus through “shelter in place” orders have resulted in the temporary closure of many businesses. In most cases, the pandemic has significantly impacted their operations, leaving their facilities nearly...

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Remote Surveillance: Monitoring Facilities Even When You Can’t Be On-Site

In today’s world, there are a variety of circumstances that can make managing physical security solutions from remote locations a necessity. Whether you have a sudden need to work from home, an abundance of travel coming up, or simply the desire for more...

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New Video Post: "The Benefits of Multisensor Security Cameras"

In this video, Albert shares one of our favorite practical video surveillance solutions with you – leveraging the innovative power of multi-sensor cameras to view and record video that doesn’t miss a thing, while simultaneously reducing your project cost.

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Can Security Cameras Be Hacked?

Businesses, educational facilities, and other commercial spaces find comfort in protecting their people, property, and assets by installing professional-grade security cameras. However, even though surveillance systems can help protect against potential...

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Is Security Camera Footage Admissible in Court?

Many businesses and homeowners use security cameras as a preventative measure to help protect their people, assets, and property. Not only do security cameras act as a deterrent to potential burglars or unauthorized people accessing a space, but they...

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New Video Post: "5 Key Questions to Consider When Assessing the Safety of Your Organization "

When charting a course to a new destination, you can’t choose a path without knowing your current location.  At DSC, many new client relationships begin with a comprehensive security and life safety assessment.  This assessment provides insight into the...

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New Video Post: "DSC Managed Security Services"

There’s a lot to consider when deploying new, or enhanced, security and life safety systems, including project planning, installation, configuration, service, support, and of course cost.  Our DSC Managed Security offerings were designed to empower...

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New Video Post: "Choosing the Right Data Cable"

Choosing the right cable for your facility can have a long-lasting impact on the performance of the technology systems your organization relies on. With a seemingly endless array of options for data cable and low voltage wire, planning for the structured...

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New Video Post: "DSC Access Control in the Cloud"

Discover how DSC video surveillance solutions hosted in the cloud can benefit your organization by delivering stream-lined deployment, simplified maintenance, and reduced costs.

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New Video Post: "DSC Video Surveillance in the Cloud"

Discover how DSC video surveillance solutions hosted in the cloud can benefit your organization by delivering stream-lined deployment, simplified maintenance, and reduced costs.

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5 Ways to Improve IoT Device Security

From automated access control and security devices to smart lighting systems, IoT-enabled devices are changing the way we look at security solutions for homes, offices, schools, and other buildings. But with the convenience that the internet of things...

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5 Tips to Harden Network Security

As more and more businesses turn to technology to run their day-to-day operations and store their most valuable company and customer data, cyberattacks become an ever-growing concern for business owners.

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A Guide to Physical Security Lifecycle Planning

As physical security breaches become an increasing problem for businesses of all sizes and scopes, physical security equipment, software, and solutions have become a major priority for business owners looking to protect their employees, assets, and...

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Efficiency and Cost-Saving Benefits of Multi-Imager Cameras

Business owners and security staff can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why camera system installation is such an integral aspect of a comprehensive security solution. However, when it comes to commercial camera systems, not all security cameras are...

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Quality Counts when Choosing Data Cabling

Now more than ever, businesses are turning to technology to increase their facility’s everyday functionality. From high-speed data transfer to state-of-the-art life safety and physical security systems, IT networks function as the foundation of many...

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A Closer Look at Avigilon’s H5 Camera Line

DSC is proud to partner with Avigilon, an industry leader in CCTV camera technology, to offer their top-of-the-line security camera products for a variety of industries. Avigilon’s H5A camera line is a comprehensive security camera system that combines...

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Exploring Access Control Credential Options

Access control systems are an essential part of your organization’s physical security. These systems allow you to define and control who can gain access to certain spaces in your building. Access control systems utilize credentials to confirm the...

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How Do Managed Security Services Work?

Developing and managing a comprehensive, fully integrated, and scalable physical security system requires more than just purchasing video surveillance cameras. It requires organizations to have people on staff with the knowledge and experience to...

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Corporate Physical Security Best Practices

Proper physical security of businesses is the first line of defense against potentially dangerous threats to people, property, and assets. No matter the size, scope, or industry of a business, incidents (both internal and external) pose a serious risk to...

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Benefits of Managed Security Services

As technology advances, the need for quality managed security services is increasing for businesses of all scopes and sizes. Companies are hosting more of their data and operational infrastructure online now more than ever before, making cyber threats,...

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Best Commercial Security Camera System

An organization’s video surveillance system plays a crucial role in keeping its people and property safe around the clock. Luckily, commercial security camera systems have become more intelligent and effective—and today, business owners have access to a...

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Saving Schools Time & Expense with Intelligent Video Analytics

Not long ago, educational security required little more than the management and upkeep of facility fire and intrusion alarm systems.  This was an entirely manageable responsibility, often carried out by small teams of non-dedicated facility and...

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Cerberus® PRO FC901 - Operating & Configuring Your Fire Panel

 

Check out the latest operation and configuration guide for the The Cerberus PRO FC901 Fire Panel from Siemens:

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Allegion Names DSC an Official Integration Partner

Allegion Names DSC an Official Integration Partner

We're proud to announce that DSC has been named an official integration partner by Allegion, the industry leader in door security.

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Faster Security Networks than Ever Before

Thanks to some exciting new technology from Hanwha Techwin, video surveillance networks can be faster than ever before.  Hanwha Techwin has released a new line of security cameras featuring support for H.265 compression.  H.265 compression can move video...

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Press Release: DSC Now HUB Certified by the State of Texas

Houston Security and Life Safety Company Now HUB Certified

HOUSTON, Texas August 10, 2016 -  We are pleased to announce that Design Security Controls, LLC DBA DSC has been certified as a Historically Underutlized Business (HUB) by the State of Texas....

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Hanwha Techwin SB 507 Solutions for Texas ISDs

The 2016-2017 school year is nearly upon us.  With the new school year comes a brand new set of security compliance standards courtesy of State Bill 507.  State Bill 507, or SB 507, was passed to provide an additional layer of protection for Special...

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Press Release: DSC Certified as Small Business Enterprise

Small Business Certification Provides DSC With Enhanced Opportunities

HOUSTON, Texas June 22, 2016 -  We are pleased to announce that Design Security Controls, LLC DBA DSC has been certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the Office of Small...

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ISC West Review, Part III, Hanwha Techwin America and H.265

During the first week of April, the security team at DSC traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual ISC West conference. ISC West has long been the preeminent event in the business of security integration. As the largest and brightest stage in our...

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Press Release: DSC Recognized in Siemens "Ultimate Partner Rewards Program"

HOUSTON, Texas April 20, 2016 - Fire alarm system manufacturer Siemens has awarded Houston, TX based physical security and life safety system integrator, DSC, the status of Gold Achievement.  DSC was awarded alongside a select group of authorized fire...

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ISC West Review, Part II, Arteco LPR Integration

During the first week of April, the security team at DSC traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual ISC West conference. ISC West has long been the preeminent event in the business of security integration. As the largest and brightest stage in our...

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Avigilon H4-ES Cameras

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ISC West Review, Part I, Avigilon H4-ES Cameras

Last week, the security team at DSC traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual ISC West conference. ISC West has long been the preeminent event in the business of security integration. As the largest and brightest stage in our industry, security...

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Stunning 7K Security Camera Time-lapse

Avigilon 7K Pro Camera: Time Lapse Video Shot by Ryan Emond

 

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RS2 Technologies: "Why Mercury?"

DSC Formalizes Agreement with to Become RS2 Technologies Authorized Dealer:

 

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What's So Great About Video Insight?

Performance and Value with Video Insight

Video Insight Brings Together 3 Vital Elements of a Great Security Solution in an Elegant Package

 

 

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