Dawson Security Group, Inc.
Serving The Woodlands and surrounding communities since 1998, Mark and Kathy Dawson founded Dawson Security Group, Inc. on the premise that nothing is more valuable than the safety, security and protection of families and assets.
All of us at Dawson Security Group, Inc. take our jobs very seriously. Our team of extensively trained, appropriately licensed bonded, and fully insured locksmiths, security technicians and support staff, are all committed to the same thing: excellence in workmanship and customer service.
“Your Security First,
Your Key to Safe and Locks”
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Affiliations You Can Trust
Medeco Security Center
Allegion Locksmith Partner
Hayman Premier Dealer
Greater Houston Locksmith Association
Texas Locksmiths Association
ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc.
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Year Winner
What Sets Us Apart
Local and Trusted
Dawson Security Group, Inc. proudly services Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding Texas communities, providing business owners and residents with professional lock and security services.
The locksmiths at Dawson Security Group, Inc. are professionally trained and a part of the country’s most reputable locksmith associations and organizations.
Stay safe when choosing a locksmith. Dawson Security Group, Inc. is properly accredited and follows the necessary regulations to ensure the safety of your places and possessions.
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See what our customers in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, and surrounding Texas areas have to say about Dawson Safe & Lock.
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“Excellent service again! Colby (technician) called prior to arriving and was at my home promptly. Very professional and knowledgeable. I have a door with a faulty lock & he explained what needs to be done. I was really impressed! Dawson has always done a great job for me and today was no exception. I will choose Dawson Safe & Lock for all my future needs! Well done Colby 😊”
– carole D.
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“Prompt and excellent service!!”
– Kathy H.
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“Colby, your Service Technician, was courteous and professional. He arrived on time and did a great job.. I highly recommend your company!”
– Sheila C.
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When the topic of school security crops up, in the light of current U.S. events, chances are your mind immediately jumps to security as it relates to school shootings. However, school security envelopes a much broader scope. Long before school shootings became a weekly media story, security measures have been used here in Texas, for adjuvant purposes. At Dawson Security Group, two security measures we’ve found to have far-ranging applications in this arena are access control and magnetic door locks.
There’s so much more to school security than being sure doors are locked, although this aspect certainly comes into play here as well. Breaking it down to its most basic, these days educators and facilitators require identifying and managing students/faculty/visitors and safeguarding confidential and sensitive materials. Of course, these two sweeping categories encompass many smaller requirements and needs, so to keep it simpler, let’s just explore the two broad needs in regard to access control and magnetic door locks,
Security equipment and services reached $2.7 billion in revenue here in the U.S. in 2017, and the market’s projected to grow to $2.8 billion by 2021, according to IHS Markit. (link: https://technology.ihs.com/600401/school-security-systems-industry-us-market-overview) As part of this market, access control is one of the top security technologies utilized in schools, with good reason. Within a building or campus, it can regulate any person’s movement––where he or she has permission to go. This can be highly effective when used correctly. Different control systems, like keypads, swipe cards, fingerprint or retinal scans, can be utilized at almost any point of entry, enabling efficacious protection.
This type of credentialing is highly effective to both managing the GPS of people and protecting materials as needed. Whether they be students, faculty, or visitors, people are denied access to areas unless they’ve been electronically approved. When approved users are trained on and utilizing the system correctly, any unwanted visitors cannot gain access inside a building or area, keeping whatever is being protected safe. Also, electronic logs with details of who goes where when are kept. This type of surveillance can be highly useful in many scenarios, both when used and when reviewing.
One of the primary drawbacks to access control is really the same one that can be applied to any security system. It has to be used appropriately and as intended to work. If someone entering a building who has approved access doesn’t close the door immediately behind himself or herself, another person who isn’t approved can sneak in on the entrant’s heels. So deliberate and thorough training is always recommended with the implementation of any security system.
Magnetic Door Locks
Magnetic door, or electromagnetic, locks can be a highly successful tool in a security system, like with access controls. Our professional locksmiths install, repair, and maintain these locks in many scenarios, and schools requests are growing weekly. As its name implies, this locking device relies on the use of magnetism to lock and unlock a door. This force is one of the Earth’s basic and strongest forces, creating a force in the locking action that keeps a door locked even under stress.
There are several types of magnetic locks available, each with its own holding-force capacity. These type of locks are very different than the aftermarket magnetic strips that seem to be cropping up everywhere for school use. These magnetic strips should not be confused with security magnetic locks, as their efficacy can be questioned in varying scenarios and many violate fire and life safety codes. If you have any questions regarding our magnetic door locks, call and speak with one of our certified security locksmiths.
An advantage to this type of lock is its strength. Depending on the lock installed, it’s resistant to high levels of stress. Another advantage is its ease and versatility of installation. It can be installed on most types of materials––aluminum, wood, steel––from which most doors and gates in schools are predominantly fabricated. And yet another advantage to this type of lock is its cost-effectiveness. Comparing it to other types, it’s either less than or comparable to in pricing.
Again, if users of these locks aren’t trained and using them correctly, like anything else they can’t be used to their potential. Another drawback or con to this type of lock is that a magnetic door lock needs continual power to stay closed to keep the circuit closed. If the power is cut in any way––power outage without a backup generator, visible cable cut––the door will open. Of course, this can be circumvented by utilizing a generator and burying the cables.
School systems are seeking higher security measures than in the past to help protect both their people and materials inside from unwanted access. School shootings, bullying, record hacking, document theft––all growing reasons for this trend. At Dawson Security Group, we offer the highest technology and experience in security, especially in the ever-growing areas of access control and magnetic door locks. Our expert professionals would be happy to speak with you at any time. Feel free to call us at 281-364-0500.