Numerous Security Industry Honors For Sonitrol of Lexington & Bates Security

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Sales Manager Named a Top Young Industry Professional; Franchise Ranked One of Top Security Companies in United States


LEXINGTON, KY – (July 19, 2013) – Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington, a Sonitrol franchise servicing businesses throughout central Kentucky, was recently honored with its inclusion on the Security Distributing and Marketing Magazines 2013 "SDM 100” list, along with wins in two categories at Security Sales & Integration Magazine’s annual "SAMMY Awards.”  In addition to the franchise’s recognition, co-owner and sales manager Bryan Bates, 37, was named to the Security Systems News’ national 2013 "20 Under 40” list, honoring young and talented individuals who are making an impact in the electronic security industry.

Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington provides businesses throughout Lexington and central Kentucky with streamlined, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion, video and verified audio surveillance, access control and fire.


Sonitrol of Lexington Ranked in "SDM 100”

Now in its 23rd year of publication, the "SDM 100” — a ranking based on recurring monthly revenue (RMR) of the largest security dealer companies in the country— named Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington as one of the top 100 electronic security companies for the twelfth year in a row.  Bates Security was one of 12 Sonitrol franchises across the country named to this prestigious list in 2013.

The annual list, which exhibits the level of necessity that security services have achieved in America’s homes and businesses, showcased a particular trend in 2013, according to SDM.

"Many security providers seemed to have harnessed lightning last year… [A] metamorphosis of the security industry into a services-based business capable of serving many sectors has taken hold,” the editorial staff published on their website with the list of honorees last month. Specializing in customized and verified security systems, and evidenced by their inclusion on the list for the sixth consecutive year, Bates Security and Sonitrol have long been ahead of the industry’s curve.

"20 Under 40” Honoree: Bryan Bates

In addition to the inclusion of Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington in the "SDM 100” rankings, their co-owner and Sales Manager, Bryan Bates, was honored by Security Systems News’ annual "20 Under 40” list.  Annually, this magazine recognizes young, talented individuals who are making an impact in the electronic security industry and display excellent leadership qualities, technical know-how, a keen business sense and a commitment to keeping people safe.

Bates, who has worked in the family business since the age of 15, assisting field technicians during his summers, began full-time for Bates Security & Sonitrol of Lexington straight out of college and has been instrumental to their success for the last 14 years. Under his leadership, the company has grown vastly in the past several years, including an "SDM 100” designation in six consecutive years, and has secured the franchise’s spot as the Top Sales Producer in the Sonitrol Network two years in a row.


Security Management & Integrations’ "SAMMY Awards”

            Having already been recognized in 2013 by the "SDM 100” rankings and SSN’s "20 Under 40” list, the accolades for Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington continued, as the company received further honors with wins in two categories at the 2013 Security Sales & IntegrationMagazine’s "SAMMY Awards.” Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington, who, in 2012, received the SAMMY for Installer of the Year, won for Best Company Logo and Best Vehicle Graphic Design in 2013. Their logo’s bright-yellow, octagonal design (reminiscent of a neon stop-sign) is clean, simple and effective, and, since being included on their vehicle wrap has, the company has experienced a 1,100% increase in customer leads.


For more information on the Sonitrol products and services offered by Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington, as well as a list of their industry-leading credentials and honors, please


About Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington  

Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington is a franchise of Sonitrol operating out of Lexington and servicing businesses throughout central Kentucky. Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security provides businesses with a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire, all backed with professional monitoring by experienced, trained personnel. Sonitrol’s ability to verify an intrusion in real time offers unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement, and is a key advantage, as a growing number of municipalities pass Verified Response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police dispatch personnel to the site. Sonitrol has the best apprehension rate in the industry, at over 169,000 —and the fewest dispatches for false alarms. Sonitrol offers integrated components to customize a solution that can expand easily with the growth of customers’ needs. Sonitrol’s trusted technology and responsive service provides peace of mind and a measure of quality unmatched in the industry.  


Sonitrol is available throughout the United States, Canada and the UK.


For more information on Bates Security LLC & Sonitrol of Lexington, please call 1-859-244-4000, or visit


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