Recent posts by DSC

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Why does my fire alarm keep going off?

By DSC on February 28, 2022

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 situation where occasional beeping of fire alarm is causing nuisance within your facility; then you have arrived at the right website for the technical support you need.

Topics: fire alarm system fire system repair
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Star of Hope selects ThinkDSC as their preferred security systems integrator

By DSC on September 10, 2021

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 challenges. Director of Facilities Development, Ike Kimmel, worked closely with the installing contractor, Ricky Johnson from Design Security Controls, a Houston-based integrator to create a system that includes cameras, access control and video intercom that would meet the Center’s needs.

Topics: Video Surveillance video surveillance installation services 24-hour surveillance camera camera system for business
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Where Does Fiber Optic Cable Fit into Your Data Cabling Strategy?

By DSC on December 22, 2020

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 control leverage the latest advancements in technology - including the use machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Topics: Structured Cabling
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The Reasons Why Surge Protection Is an Essential Component of Security and Life Safety Systems

By DSC on December 21, 2020

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 solutions. Thousands of dollars have been spent to safeguard employees and customers, protect property, and secure valuable assets. 

Topics: surge protection
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NDAA In Effect: What You Need to Know

By DSC on December 1, 2020

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 discover that these manufacturers have been "blacklisted" by the US government, you're not alone.

Topics: NDAA hikvision dahua
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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
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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
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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 fire inspection fire system repair
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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
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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