We first developed our identity as a trusted security solution provider by supplying CCTV systems to Houston-area school districts in the 1990s. After serving nearly 40 districts and countless campuses, Design Security Controls developed a reputation for providing educational institutions with quality systems and support.
After the security industry’s digital boom, we built on our reputation by expanding into the next generation of security solutions. This opened up a variety of new industries to embark on, including government, commercial, and industrial.
Since our inception, we have served thousands of clients in Southeast Texas by providing reliable life safety and physical security solutions.
Today, we are known as DSC and our primary solutions have expanded to include fire alarm, professional sound, video surveillance, access control, and intrusion alarm systems. In 2014, DSC was purchased by Kate and Ryan Droll, who continue to operate the company today as partners in both business and marriage.
In 2014, Kate and Ryan Droll purchased DSC together. Prior to becoming co-owners of DSC, the husband and wife team had been associated with the company for over 15 years while Ryan served in a leadership capacity with a former DSC affiliate.
Today, Kate and Ryan run DSC together, with Kate serving as CEO and general counsel and Ryan serving as the company’s president.
Kate is a Texas A&M University graduate, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is also a University of Houston Law Center alumna. Kate is an avid runner who has run five marathons and multiple half-marathons.
Also a graduate of Texas A&M University, Ryan has 20 years of experience owning and operating private enterprises. Outside of his duties as DSC president, he also leads DSC’s sales and design teams.
Ryan is passionate and knowledgeable about low-voltage system design, consultation, installation, and service. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, fitness, and Texas A&M football.
Outside of co-owning and running DSC, Kate and Ryan enjoy spending time with their family. They have four children together.
As a HUB-designated business, DSC is able to offer our life safety and physical security solutions to government agencies, educational institutions, and medical centers who require a HUB-certified vendor.
DSC is proud to be an official vendor of the EPIC6 Cooperative.
We are committed to providing our life safety and security system solutions at an outstanding value with an unparalleled level of service. As a part of EPIC6, we are able to do so for educational institutions and government locations throughout Texas.
We are truly honored to have had the opportunity to serve the students, faculty, and staff of Texas’s institutions for over 30 years.
In addition to providing unparalleled service and support, DSC offers strong, comprehensive warranties to provide additional peace of mind to our clients.
What we do at DSC is made possible by our outstanding staff. The teams that make up DSC help us accomplish our goal of providing industry-leading life safety and physical security solutions with the highest level of service and support.
Our Project Management and Implementation Team executes the installation of our life safety and physical security systems for new construction projects, structured cabling projects, and select retrofits. All team members are licensed, certified, and consistently trained in their designations to ensure that our clients get the best results.
For direct-to-client installation and configuration, fire alarm inspection management, preventative maintenance, and ongoing service and support, clients work directly with our Client Services Team. They are committed to building long-term relationships with clients by offering continued support.
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