For over four decades, DSC’s team of life safety experts have been bringing best-in-class, tailored security solutions to organizations throughout Houston.
We take a holistic approach to security design, adjusting our recommendations to meet the unique needs of every customer. Our diversely disciplined staff of experts select and implement tools and services from a broad range of industry-recognized partners. We have the scale and experience to meet every practical security and life safety challenge.
Located in Houston, Texas, we are proud to have served hundreds of local businesses, government agencies, schools, and manufacturers as they work to keep their people, facilities, and assets safe.
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.
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.
As co-owner, Kate heads the executive team at DSC and possesses over 20 years of legal and leadership experience. Her background working and consulting at several prestigious law firms allows her to oversee the legal and operations side of DSC. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Houston.
Ryan is the other half of DSC’s ownership team. He has an extensive background in life safety and entrepreneurial leadership and a proven track record of success. Along with his executive duties, he oversees the sales and design teams at DSC, helping customers build right-sized, flexible solutions to meet their safety and security needs. His areas of expertise include low-voltage system design, consultation, installation, and service. Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M.
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 40 years.
In addition to providing unparalleled service and support, DSC handpicks products from the most respected names in the security and life safety industry. We maintain partnerships with over 40 different manufacturers, allowing us to bring a diverse range of solutions from top-of-the-line providers to every kind of customer.
What we do at DSC is made possible by our outstanding staff. Our team’s collaboration and communication have allowed us to provide a fluid, one-stop-shop experience for our clients. From sales and engineering to implementation and client services, our team is able to offer a seamless and painless customer experience every step of the way. We maintain a diverse staff of professionals with a broad range of backgrounds, expertise, and capabilities. Together, we strive to provide 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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