DVS was founded in 1964 providing security solutions for museums, and developed many of the founding principles of museum security. Since our inception, DVS has provided security consulting services for over 350 cultural institutions, including museums, libraries, historical landmarks, and performance venues.


Phil Santore Phil Santore Vice President, Managing Principal

Phil has over 38 years of experience in security consulting and design for dozens of commercial, cultural, health care, and educational facilities.  He possesses extensive knowledge in the development of threat and risk assessments and the translation of those assessments into constructible security programs. Phil’s extensive background in electronic security countermeasures is informed by his practical field experience and contract management history.  Known as an out-of-the-box thinker, Phil has developed a number of creative solutions for clients that have helped to solve unique security challenges without impacting their underlying operational mission.  Phil also serves as the managing director of DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini.

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