4 min read

Touchless Door Hardware for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

By DSC on November 24, 2020

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

Topics: Access Control covid-19
4 min read

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

By DSC on November 17, 2020

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

Topics: Helpful Tips
3 min read

How Often Should You Inspect Your Fire Safety Systems?

By DSC on November 12, 2020

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

Topics: fire alarm fire safety service
5 min read

Choosing the Best Automatic Gate Operator for Your Gated Community

By DSC on October 30, 2020

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 quiet streets, the luxury of never having to wonder who’s in the neighborhood, and the freedom to allow their children to play outside with limited supervision. 

Topics: gate operators hoa
3 min read

Keeping Unoccupied Buildings Safe from Theft During COVID-19

By DSC on April 24, 2020

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 empty or, in some cases, entirely vacant.

Topics: surveillance camera systems Houston camera system for business commercial camera system
2 min read

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

By DSC on April 24, 2020

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 peace of mind when security staff is not at the office, now more than ever business owners are on the lookout for ways to view and manage their 24-hour surveillance cameras while off-site.

Topics: video surveillance installation services surveillance camera systems Houston 24-hour surveillance camera Monitoring Facilities Remotely
1 min read

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

By DSC on April 8, 2020

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.

Topics: Managed Security System
2 min read

Can Security Cameras Be Hacked?

By DSC on April 2, 2020

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 physical breaches in security, they also can put your business at risk of cybersecurity attacks.

Topics: Physical Security Consult installer Houston DSC security camera
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Is Security Camera Footage Admissible in Court?

By DSC on April 2, 2020

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 also give business and property owners peace of mind. There is comfort in knowing that in the event of an incident, the footage of the incident can potentially be used to prove the identity of the person(s) and even act as evidence in a court case.

Topics: Physical Security Consult installer Houston DSC security camera
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New Video Post: "5 Key Questions to Consider When Assessing the Safety of Your Organization "

By DSC on April 1, 2020

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 external and internal risks that impact site safety, as well as the assets, resources, and policy in place counter those risks.

Topics: Managed Security System
1 min read

New Video Post: "DSC Managed Security Services"

By DSC on March 25, 2020

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 organizations with the ability to deploy enterprise-caliber security and life safety solutions, at a price they can afford.

Topics: Managed Security System
1 min read

New Video Post: "Choosing the Right Data Cable"

By DSC on March 18, 2020

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 cabling needs of your facility can be an intimidating proposition.

Topics: Structured Cabling
1 min read

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

By DSC on March 11, 2020

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

Topics: Managed Security System
1 min read

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

By DSC on March 7, 2020

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

Topics: Video Surveillance Managed Security System
3 min read

5 Ways to Improve IoT Device Security

By DSC on February 19, 2020

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 can bring, there are also security concerns that organizations need to address before implementation. Improving access control and security for IoT-enabled security devices allows organizations to protect their sensitive data and prevent cyber attacks.

Topics: Access Control
3 min read

5 Tips to Harden Network Security

By DSC on February 5, 2020

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.

Topics: Physical Security Consult
3 min read

A Guide to Physical Security Lifecycle Planning

By DSC on February 5, 2020

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 property.

Topics: Managed Security System
3 min read

Efficiency and Cost-Saving Benefits of Multi-Imager Cameras

By DSC on December 16, 2019

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 created equal.

Topics: Uncategorized
2 min read

Quality Counts when Choosing Data Cabling

By DSC on December 15, 2019

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 essential tools for businesses, regardless of their industry, size, or scope. 

Topics: Uncategorized
3 min read

A Closer Look at Avigilon’s H5 Camera Line

By DSC on December 15, 2019

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 next-generation video analytics technology with powerful integration to give customers unparalleled proactive security. 

Topics: Uncategorized
3 min read

Exploring Access Control Credential Options

By DSC on December 10, 2019

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 identity of individuals, which provides them customized facility access based on roles and rules defined by system administrators.

Topics: Uncategorized
2 min read

How Do Managed Security Services Work?

By DSC on December 5, 2019

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 identify and respond to issues before, during, and after they occur. Organizations that don’t have the resources to properly staff and support their own security operations increase their risk of not being able to adequately respond to a safety incident.  

Topics: Uncategorized
3 min read

Corporate Physical Security Best Practices

By DSC on December 5, 2019

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 the safety and security of employees.

Topics: Uncategorized
3 min read

Benefits of Managed Security Services

By DSC on November 18, 2019

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, data breaches, and compromised online security an ever-growing fear. 

Topics: Managed Services
3 min read

Best Commercial Security Camera System

By DSC on November 18, 2019

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 range of powerful surveillance systems that can be customized to fit their needs and their budgets. Below, we’ll dive into our top picks for the best commercial security camera system.

Topics: Video Surveillance
3 min read

Saving Schools Time & Expense with Intelligent Video Analytics

By DSC on May 9, 2019

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 maintenance personnel. 

Topics: Headline Video Surveillance
1 min read

Cerberus® PRO FC901 - Operating & Configuring Your Fire Panel

By DSC on April 23, 2018

 

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

Topics: cerberus pro FC901 Fire Alarm siemens
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Allegion Names DSC an Official Integration Partner

By DSC on February 1, 2017

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

Topics: Access Control Uncategorized
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Faster Security Networks than Ever Before

By DSC on October 6, 2016

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 data 50-80% faster than previous generation technology.  By utilizing this technology, an existing security camera installment could support many more cameras, with vastly improved clarity.

Topics: H.265 Uncategorized
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Press Release: DSC Now HUB Certified by the State of Texas

By DSC on August 10, 2016

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.  DSC is now listed listed in the State of Texas HUB Directory and may be viewed online at https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/tpasscmblsearch/index.jsp.

Topics: Headline
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Hanwha Techwin SB 507 Solutions for Texas ISDs

By DSC on August 8, 2016

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 Education students.  The bill mandates the standards and requirements for the placement of security cameras and microphones in Special Education classrooms.  School administrators across the state of Texas have been working diligently over the past year to tackle the logistical and financial requirements of SB 507, which becomes effective this school year.

 

Topics: Uncategorized
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Press Release: DSC Certified as Small Business Enterprise

By DSC on June 22, 2016

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 Business of METRO.

Topics: Headline Press Release
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ISC West Review, Part III, Hanwha Techwin America and H.265

By DSC on April 21, 2016

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 industry, security manufacturers customarily unveil their latest innovations, services, and products annually at this event. Over the next few weeks, members of our team will share their impressions, observations, and outlook on the latest developments in security and safety technology unveiled at ISC West.
 

Topics: H.265 Uncategorized Video Surveillance

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

By DSC on April 20, 2016

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 alarm dealers and integrators as part of the annual "Ultimate Partner Rewards Program."  This award recognizes the collective sales, service, and installation efforts of the fire alarm team at DSC in the 2015 fiscal year.  Members of the fire alarm team include Ryan Droll, Ben Wilson, Kurt Timmerman, Christian Yoder, Shawn VanDyke, and Richard Whitehead.  DSC is owned and operated by Ryan and Kate Droll.

Topics: Fire Alarm
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ISC West Review, Part II, Arteco LPR Integration

By DSC on April 20, 2016

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 industry, security manufacturers customarily unveil their latest innovations, services, and products annually at this event. Over the next few weeks, members of our team will share their impressions, observations, and outlook on the latest developments in security and safety technology unveiled at ISC West.
 

Topics: LPR Video Surveillance
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ISC West Review, Part I, Avigilon H4-ES Cameras

By DSC on April 14, 2016

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 manufacturers customarily unveil their latest innovations, services, and products annually at this event. Over the next few weeks, members of our team will share their impressions, observations, and outlook on the latest developments in security and safety technology unveiled at ISC West.
 

Topics: Uncategorized
2 min read

Stunning 7K Security Camera Time-lapse

By DSC on March 7, 2016

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

 

Topics: Uncategorized
1 min read

RS2 Technologies: "Why Mercury?"

By DSC on January 4, 2016

DSC Formalizes Agreement with to Become RS2 Technologies Authorized Dealer:

 

Topics: Access Control Mercury RS2

Avigilon Case Study: The University of Tennessee

By DSC on November 28, 2015

Topics: Access Control Avigilon Video Surveillance
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What's So Great About Video Insight?

By DSC on January 4, 2015

Performance and Value with Video Insight

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

 

 

Topics: Video Surveillance