Is there anyone who hasn’t heard about the solar eclipse on August 21st? Anyone? No? Didn’t think so. The natural phenomena which will be making its way through the country has people in an uproar of excitement. Unfortunately, many people are letting the thrill get to their heads and may ignore...Read More
Do you happen to own a Full-Size Chevrolet Pickup? Because interestingly enough, that is the most popular car to target for auto theft in Kentucky. Even if you don’t own that model, recent crime rate statistics have given reason for car owners in Lexington to be a bit unnerved. Why? Lexington boasts...Read More
A staggering 23 million people have been the victim of package theft. It’s possible you’ve already experienced this yourself. So, what is package thievery? It’s one of the latest trends in crimes plaguing suburbs and cities alike. If a package is dropped off at a home, and not signed for but...Read More
Interested in a home security system, but overwhelmed at the options and providers? If you find yourself setting out on this journey, you’re likely to run in to a lot of questions. Without knowing what to ask, you may find yourself misled or uninformed, which can easily lead to a bad experience in...Read More
Burglaries occur once every fifteen seconds in the United States. If you own a retail outlet or a business of any kind, preventing burglaries and trespassers should be one of your most important tasks. While we suggest you be proactive and install a security system to protect your merchandise, equipment...Read More
Reducing household energy consumption is a great way to save money and help protect our fossil fuels. The average household spends between 5-7% of their income on energy. If you are interested in reducing your energy expenses, home automation could be the answer. Here's why.
How Does...Read More
Vacation should be relaxing. A time to get away from the stresses of regular life. The last thing you should worry about is whether your home is safe while you're away. What you do while you are away will have a huge bearing on this, which is why there are certain things you should avoid if possible....Read More
If you’re working this summer and your kids are staying at home, you need to ensure they know how to handle various situations! Do not leave your kids at your house alone without talking to them about these 6 safety tips!
1. Social Media. With the majority of our children online and on social...Read More
Memorial Day weekend is one of the most celebrated days in America as we remember our fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our country’s armed forces. Sadly, it is also one of the most dangerous weekends in the year due to people making poor decisions. It’s estimated...Read More
Modern technology along with improved methods of transportation now make it possible to purchase goods from around the world. That does not mean that buying from locally-owned businesses is a thing of the past. Shopping local positively affects your community in more ways than one, so you should...Read More
If you are like most people, you look back at the end of each day and wonder where all the time has gone. It may seem as though you have stayed busy, yet have lots of things on your to-do list that were not even touched. Learning to make the most of your time will help you feel more accomplished and...Read More
When choosing home security companies, you can either go with a large national firm or a smaller, local business. Choosing a local company has several advantages that you should consider before signing a contract, and here are just a few of them.
#1. They have a better understanding of local...Read More
With Spring and warmer weather here, you probably can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it. Unfortunately, burglars can’t wait either. Here are 4 quick tips that you can do to make your house unattractive to burglars and even make your house more attractive to your neighbors:
1. Trim Your Hedges...Read More
Nearly everyone has had the experience of sitting down to dinner only to have the doorbell ring by a pesky, door-to-door solicitor. Once you have engaged solicitors, getting rid of them can often be a nightmare. Many people end up purchasing things they really do not need or getting involved in...Read More
Nearly every basement will experience standing water at one point or another, even if it is only a few inches. However, frequent flooding is a major concern that could affect the health and safety of your family. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ensure your basement is as waterproof...Read More
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Spring Break is thought of as being a fun time; however, bad things can and do happen. To ensure you do not become a crime victim, it is important to heed the following advice.
This is a difficult one for many people, as they see Spring Break as an opportunity to get away from...Read More
When it comes to spring cleaning, there are a few things you should make sure to do, as well as some things you should avoid doing. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure your spring cleaning efforts are a safe success.
Do: Work on only one area at a time, and ensure it is...Read More
If you have a video security system in place, you already know the value of being able to pull "tape” on an incident that occurred at your business. Just yesterday when I left the gym, I immediately noticed my purse was not in my car. Was it stolen? Did I forget to lock my doors? Wait – maybe I...Read More
Limiting access is one of the best ways to keep your business and employees safe in Lexington and central Kentucky. For optimal security, you’ll need to not only limit outside access, but inside access as well. Electronic locking systems is an easy way to safeguard valuable assets and information,...Read More
In the event of a home fire, most people assume they will quickly spot the flames, grab their family and make a quick exit. Unfortunately, this is not a typical scenario. One half of home fire deaths occur at night between 11 PM and 7 AM. Here we will discuss facts about home fires you may not...Read More
Compared to decades ago, fire prevention and safety has improved by leaps and bounds. Innumerable lives have been saved by the awareness raised during fire prevention month and similar initiatives. Developing a healthy fear and respect for this destructive force of nature is something everyone should...Read More
Your home is a major investment that you must constantly maintain in order to keep its value up. Whether you plan to sell in the near future or are looking to gain more equity, there are a few simple home improvements you should do to make your home more valuable.
#1. Add a Fresh Coat...Read More
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More than 3.7 million home invasions happen each year in the United States. Burglars enter more often through a door than through any other method. Some doors provide easier access than others, which is why you may need additional security if your home contains one of these types.
#1. Doors...Read More
According to the FBI, a burglary happens somewhere in the United States every 15 seconds. With odds like that, the chances of one happening in your neighborhood are pretty high. Should one of your neighbors be burglarized, the odds of you also experiencing a break-in increase. As such, it is...Read More
When making a spring cleaning checklist, you will likely come up with a number of items that will spruce up your home. What you may not include on that list are things that will improve your safety. Here are some spring cleaning chores you should not neglect to do in order to keep everyone in your...Read More
The average consumer spends approximately 7.3 percent of his or her total income on energy. As such, reducing energy consumption is one of the best ways to keep more of your hard earned money. A home automation system allows you to reduce energy consumption by eliminating wasteful...Read More
When it comes to a home security system, you can either contract with a professional or attempt to install a unit yourself. Many people are tempted to choose a do-it-yourself (DIY) system because of the cost savings; however, there are actually several disadvantages you should consider before doing...Read More
Unless you live in a flood zone, you are probably not that concerned with flooding. Even so, recent storms throughout much of the country have demonstrated the importance of being prepared for it regardless of your location. Flood monitoring services can spare you a great deal of damage to your home,...Read More
According to the FBI, more than 3.7 million burglaries occur each year in the United States. In 28% of all cases, at least one person is present during the intrusion. These sobering statistics remind of us of the importance of preventing home invasions whenever possible. Here are a few things you...Read More
Many people avoid having a security system installed because they are unfamiliar with how they work. If you have questions about home security, this overview should be able to help you.
What is a Security System?
Put simply, a home security system is something that is designed to alert the...Read More
Carbon monoxide has been called a "silent killer,” and is responsible for more than 430 deaths in the United States each year. This toxic gas is formed by the incomplete burning of fuels such as kerosene, natural gas, or even wood. It is important to understand the sources of carbon monoxide and...Read More
The start of the New Year is when many people resolve to lose weight, get in better shape, or improve their finances. Rarely do folks resolve to improve their home security, yet doing so is just as important as getting in better health or saving money. Here are some resolutions you should consider...Read More
Did you see the flurries in Lexington today? Winter is coming! It can be a can be rough on your home, which is why you must make adequate preparations for colder weather. Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you are not caught off guard by the Bluegrass's fast approaching winter...Read More
Statistics from the FBI show that there is a burglary once every sixteen seconds in the United States. Most of these could easily be prevented just by taking a few additional precautions. To ensure your property is as safe as possible, you should avoid making any of these five home security...Read More
People are not the only ones affected by colder temperatures, as your pets can be bothered by them as well. Taking a few proactive measures will ensure your pets are as safe as possible now that cooler weather is upon us.
Flea and Tick Control
Many people mistakenly believe that flea and tick...Read More
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays mean lots of family dinners, holiday parties, and baking. Since you are using your kitchen more during this time of year, safety is especially important. Here are a few tips that will help you get through the end of the year without an incident.
#1. Stay...Read More
Bates Security will be collecting winter coats AND socks for Lexington's Hope Center now through Tuesday, November 24. If you have items you would like to donate, please drop them off at our office at 3166 Custer Drive, 40517 (off Pimlico/Man o'War) between 8AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday. These items will...Read More
Advance planning will prove critical in the event of a home emergency. The actions you take today could save your life, the lives of your loved ones and perhaps, even your possessions. A residential fire occurs every 87 seconds in the United States. It is estimated that 2,755 Americans died as a...Read More
If you own a home, you probably know how to take care of it. If you have ever considered installing a home security system, now is the time. Crime in Lexington is, unfortunately, on the rise. While some people think that the system's sticker on the front window or sign in the yard will not be enough...Read More
Chances are your home has at least one fire extinguisher and you probably have never used it. If you do not have a fire extinguisher, get one! And if you already have one and are unsure how to use if, this article was written for you.
Is Your Fire Extinguisher Operable?
Take a close look at...Read More
Fire Prevention Week 2015 is here, beginningon October 4th and endingon October 10th. Thisweek has been dedicated to the prevention of fires andtosave lives. The National Fire Protection Association has deemed the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2015 "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep," which stresses...Read More
If you are looking to make your community a better place to live, you can make a positive impact by becoming involved. If you do your part, you will inspire those around you to make an impact as well. Many homeowner's associations in Lexington have Facebook groups that make it very easy to get to...Read More
When you picture a burglar, many of us imagine the same image: a young adult, dressed in black, possibly a ski mask and gloves. Unfortunately, burglars come in all shapes, sizes, ages and clothing. Many home burglars are actually quite cunning and non-discriminatory. Some will research...Read More
If you own a home, you should do everything within your power to keep your family and your possessions as safe as possible. Sure, you can head out to Home Depot, pick up a home security system and install it, but what happens if it doesn't work? If the alarm goes off and you're not home? If it...Read More
It's back-to-school time in the Bluegrass! It is time to turn our attention to the books and keeping our children safe when we can't be with them. Most parents have taught their children a course of action in the event of an emergency. However, providing your kids with a refresher course might make...Read More
Reevaluating your home's safety standards is a great way to recognize National Safety Month. If you are the parent of a youngster, you should be aware of all of the dangers that your own home can pose. Kids find their way into everything. You must take great care to keep your children's safety in...Read More
Another way to recognize National Safety Month is to declutter dangerous areas of your home to make them safer for you and your family. If you are like the typical homeowner, your garage is full of extra tools, totes of old clothes and other items that you rarely use. Most people keep it all in the...Read More
Playground safety is one of the most important topics covered as part of National Safety Month. If you have a play set in your backyard or if you take your kids to the local park's playground, you should take caution of the dangers that these structures pose, as well as the fun. While...Read More
If you own a home, you should go out of your way to protect your valuables and personal safety. Safeguarding a home does not have to cost you thousands of dollars. With some preparation, creative thinking and determination, you can make your home safer without spending much money at all. Here are...Read More
June is National Safety Month and Kentuckians can do plenty to get involved and make a difference. Whether you are a full-time worker, a parent or student, you can do something to improve the safety of your living or working environments. Each June, people around the world invest a little time and...Read More
It's grilling season! We all love tasty steak, chicken and sausage cooked up on the grill. Unfortunately, grilling comes with some dangers. If you are not mindful of what your are doing and how to properly operate the grill, you could easily start a fire or burn yourself. Here are five tips to keep...Read More
One of the easiest ways to access a home is the basement. While its true that burglars enter homes mainly through front door or other first level accessibility, some choose to make their way in from down low. The unfortunate truth is that basements are rarely secured as tightly as main level doors...Read More
While everyone respects another's right to earn a living, plenty of home security system salesmen use unscrupulous tactics when pushing their products. The problem has gotten so bad that the nation's consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with state Attorney Generals...Read More
It's National Pet Week! Now is a great time to reevaluate the safety of your pets. You do not have to do anything drastic to enhance the safety of your furry friend. A few subtle adjustments and considerations really can make a world of a difference in your pet's life.
The summer is...Read More
When you envision a home burglary, you likely think of it happening in the quiet of night. You probably imagine a masked burglar finding a sneaky way into the home and going to great lengths to not wake the residents before he can steal anything. This expectation of the typical home burglary is far...Read More
If you own a home and do not have a home security system, you have likely wondered when the optimal time to install one is. Many life events and scenarios that make owning a home security system a must have. Don't wait until it is too late to install a home security system.
You Purchased Some High...Read More
If you are on the prowl for a beautiful Kentucky home or if you have already settled into one, your thoughts have likely wandered toward security. Your home will likely be the most expensive purchase of your lifetime. This is the time to take extra steps to ensure the security of your home.
Home security technology has made some huge leaps forward over the past decade. While robotic police guards are not yet patrolling residential properties, homes are protected better than ever. Let us take a look at some of the best home security improvements of the past few years.
Most homeowners are not aware of the remarkable number of burglaries that occur each year in the United States. It is estimated that two million burglaries occur in a single year. Thankfully, homeowners are not helpless. Those who prepare and act in a proactive manner can protect their families and...Read More
Carbon monoxide can spread through a home in quite the discrete manner. It is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas. Carbon monoxide molecules are a combination of a single oxygen atom with a single carbon atom. This gas results when fossil fuels fail to complete combustion. Examples of common fossil...Read More
Though most people get dogs for comfort, companionship, and fun, a good number also choose to get a dog for the protection and security they can provide. Barking dogs will often deter a burglar and warn owners that someone is at the door. However, having a dog is not enough to provide the true level of...Read More
Now that the worst of the cold weather is almost here, it is time to prepare your home for the harsh conditions. Implementing home safety precautions in freezing weather will not take too much time and it could save you lots of heartache down the road. Kentucky's winter weather is notoriously...Read More
The last thing that anyone wants to do is come home to find out to that he or she has been burglarized. It is devastating. It can be even worse if the act happens when you are home.
If you have been burglarized, stop, take a deep breath, and walk through this checklist:
- Call the...
Though Halloween is often one of the holidays that families look forward to throughout the year, it can be a more dangerous day than many people realize. Due to an increased number of people out on the streets and in cars, it becomes much easier for accidents to occur. From drunk driving to...Read More
Just as with home burglary, those looking to commit a car break-in are looking for easy marks. Unlocked cars, cars with valuable items, and cars parked in dark areas all offer great opportunities for criminals. Learn how to reduce these opportunities and prevent a break-in by considering these...Read More
While the most commonly thought of crime is considered out in the open, some crimes occur in schools and involve your children. With a few tips, your child will not only be able to learn in a calm environment, but will be knowledgeable of risks and how to handle them.
Studies indicate that...Read More
While bullying once was simply part of childhood, it has since become a serious topic that must be addressed by parents and teachers. Unfortunately, bullying has progressed beyond classmates teasing and taking lunch money. Bullies can become physically violent or torment students online through...Read More
The most important thing to take away from Crime Prevention Month is personal safety awareness. According to the FBI, violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault were up almost one percent during 2012 with more than one million crimes being committed. Aggravated assaults...Read More
Compared to decades ago, fire prevention and safety has improved by leaps and bounds. Innumerable lives have been saved by the awareness raised during fire prevention week and similiar initiatives. Developing a healthy fear and respect for this destructive force of nature is something everyone...Read More
October is finally here - and so is Crime Prevention Month. Soon we will be engulfed in a splurge of activity as industry leaders try to pass the message across on how best to curb crime. Security firms and concerned organizations will be updating us on the local and regional crime situation and we...Read More
Crime is everywhere, no matter which state, city, or neighborhood you live in. Some type of crime is committed everyday. In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council deemed October National Crime Prevention Month. This yearly event has bought a focus on educating the public and recognizing those...Read More
If you have an existing video security system in place, you already know the value of being able to pull "tape” on an incident that occurred at your business. You put the system in place in order to protect and maintain your assets, whether they are your property or human capital under your...Read More
Your home should be where you feel the safest. In fact, if you are like most, you keep everything that is near and dear to your heart in the home. Your spouse, your children and all your valuable possessions reside within those four walls. Having a burglary alarm is certainly an effective means for...Read More
Burglary alarms have come a long way. In the not-too-distant past, putting security in your home required holes in the walls and wires running everywhere, as well as the obligation to have a land line phone for communication. Thankfully, with the advent of the wireless security system, the technology...Read More
Technology has afforded us the convenience to get things done remotely. In the past, getting bills paid meant either writing a check or going to the electric or water company to remit in person. Making a deposit or transferring funds between accounts meant a trip to the bank. Today, these things can be...Read More
Your home is your castle, and your family, royalty. Protecting loved ones and assets is top-of-mind to homeowners and renters alike. But how should you go about it? Those who are technologically savvy might be inclined to go to the Wal-Mart or Radio Shack, grab some equipment and hit the ground running....Read More
Merriam-Webster defines "home” as "the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives.” If you are like most people, your home is so much more than the four walls and roof where you return after a hard day’s work. Your home is your sanctuary. It is where everything that matters to...Read More
Protecting your assets is one of the most important aspects of running a business, and investing in an IP camera system is an effective way to ensure that your property is properly looked after 24/7. Of course, IP cameras are not the only part of a truly sufficient security system--often...Read More
When trying to protect your home and family, you must do thorough research of what type of security is offered. Hard-wired and wireless security systems both offer benefits to homeowners. Therefore, it is important to research the differences of between both before deciding on which will work best...Read More
Undoubtedly, your home should be your safe haven. Unfortunately, there are several factors at play that aim to violate the sanctity of your home. Instead of leaving the security of your home to chance, you can proactively ensure your home security with a home security system. While not all home security...Read More
Think superheros are invincible? Think again! They may have amazing powers that allow them to keep the public-at-large sleeping a little safer at night, but don't be fooled by their phenomenal powers. Even Batman has a home security system. After all, the Batcave is filled with top-of-the-line...Read More
Whether you are a business owner, manager or employee, it’s important to keep your place of business safe for yourself, co-workers and guests. Today's technology makes it easier than ever to keep a safe workplace. However, ensuring a secure working environment still requires some degree of...Read More
Your home is most likely the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. It is the place your children will take their first steps and learn to ride their bike. Your home is your safe place to be yourself and relax and invite family and friends to entertain. You pay for insurance,...Read More
Undoubtedly, your home should be your safe haven. However, there are several factors at play that aim to violate the sanctity of your home. Instead of leaving the security of your home to chance, you can proactively ensure your home security with a home security system. While not all home security...Read More
Sometimes being home alone can be a scary experience, but there are some great ways to put you at ease so you don't have to be stressed out when you are supposed to be home relaxing. Here are a few tips to help you feel a little safer when you are in your space:
- Invest in a Home Security...
Home security camera systems are an invaluable component of any complete home security system. Motion sensors and alarms are wonderful at alerting your security company of intruders or random mishaps within your home. Security camera systems, on the other hand, provide a whole other set of...Read More
All security alarms are not created equal. This article will focus on a simple, monitored burglar alarm for your home. As you will see, such security alarms are just electronic devices. And, like all electronics devices, they can fail, so knowing how they work may give you a heads-up...Read More
The security and safety of our family is always at the top of our minds. Especially if there has been a robbery in the neighborhood. And with the continuing development of high-technology, and the subsequent evolution of the wireless security system - the is no longer any reason to feel...Read More
Burglars are professionals at figuring out how to get into your space and steal your valuables. They know who and which addresses are fair game and what situations present the greatest possibilities. And burglars are banking on your not knowing how they do this. Here are some trade secrets to help...Read More
In today's age of light speed technology, everything seems to be focused on a product's newest and hottest features. When it comes to home security systems, this trend is even more evident. But with all the bells and whistles, what do you really need when it comes to home security?
Can You Hear Me...Read More
When designing a home security system, there are the obvious points you think about: doors, windows and possibly camera systems to cover these points. Quite often, once these devices are installed, the security system is left and expected to secure all areas of the home. However, there are many...Read More
As experts in home and business security, we at Bates Security have come to understand that periodically testing security alarms is of utmost importance. It's also much simpler than it sounds. Knowing your system is functioning up to par is partly what contributes to peace of mind. Here are some tips...Read More
When you are renting an apartment or house, you become an easy target for burglaries because burglars know renters are less likely to invest in security systems. Burglars tend to frequent apartment complexes and neighborhoods where college students live because they can easily pilfer laptops, digital...Read More
On March 14 at 3:01 a.m., Central Station received audio and motion alarms at First Alliance Church in Lexington. Officers immediately responded to the alarm and found an open door. They set up a perimeter and alerted the K9 team. The subject fled and remained at large. Detective Randall Kloss located...Read More
Tara Reynolds is a native Lexingtonian. A passion for art, she graduated from Spencerian College in 2006 with a degree in Graphic Design. Tara also owns and operates Face Doodles, which is face painting and glitter tattoo service for events, parties and fundraisers. She is very active in her church...Read More
Quality smoke detectors are an essential part to keeping any household safe. An expert installed security system that can cover all the bases of life safety, including the possibility of a fire, is an important investment to consider. Smoke detectors that are monitored can drastically enhance the...Read More
Having your house burglarized can be a very traumatic experience in itself, but it can be made much worse by losing objects which are either irreplaceable, too expensive or that have sentimental value to you. Here are 5 things you would hate to lose in a burglary, which can almost always be...Read More
If you are considering installing a security system in your home, there are many reasons why this may be a good idea. Not only does a security system deter break-ins and help prevent against fire damage and carbon monoxide poisoning, but it also provides you the peace of mind that you and your family...Read More
Today's technological advancements has had an impact on every facet of life including your ability to seemingly be in two places at one time. Instead of having a clone, remote alarm systems have given you the ability to view live video footage, get important updates and ultimately have a presence in...Read More
If you are shopping for a security system, there are several things that you will want to consider. Functionality, convenience and Peace of Mind will likely be among those considerations, but top of everyone's mind is, of course, cost.
Keep in mind that no home or business is the same, and as such,...Read More
As a business owner or manager, you work hard every day to balance profit with performance, and happy customers with pleasant bottom lines. At the end of the day, you might be surprised to learn that your restaurant employees can have creative ways to steal from you. Video surveillance can help you...Read More
Do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm systems can be a tempting option when deciding between home alarm system providers. DIY systems are targeted to lay consumers with a low investment and no monthly costs. Homeowners see the price and believe they are getting a cost-effective deal.
However, these systems...Read More
For many homeowners today, the best way to protect your family, household and assets is to invest in a quality, monitored home security system. Home security systems have become more advanced and flexible than ever before, so it is important to consider a few things before selecting a particular...Read More
Spring has sprung and burglars are lurking. Now more than ever is the time to be thinking about home security systems. A glance at recent crime statistics for Lexington, KY confirms the high rate of burglaries and robberies. There are many options available to you as a homeowner that can help you...Read More
Prior to the advent of the wireless alarm system, homeowners who wanted security systems had to deal with a mess during installation. Wires, wires and more wires had to be touted through openings in the home’s walls, ceilings and floors. These wires twist and snake out to master and secondary...Read More
While many schools take action to teach kids certain emergency behaviors, such as "stop, drop, and roll,” and show them emergency fire exits, kids need to be taught preventative measures and other helpful information that they can utilize when they are at home.
There are a variety of fire safety tips...Read More
Shoplifting and other retail-related crimes can be a serious drag on the bottom line. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, over 13 billion dollars worth of goods are stolen from retail stores each year. That averages to about 35 million dollars worth of stolen goods per day....Read More
It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent household fires. Fire safety for both adults and kids works in two essential ways: first, fire safety helps your family to avoid a fire from ever occurring. This is the prevention aspect. But if a fire does occur, the second aspect of fire safety is having an...Read More
Today's home alarm systems perform many more functions than merely blaring loudly when set off by intruders. High-tech integrated home alarm systems allow you to enjoy a broad array of one-touch and remote control features, the benefits of which include increased personal...Read More
Monitored smoke detectors can truly be a lifesaver. A house fire is a homeowner's worst nightmare, as it turn your life upside down in a matter of minutes. House fires are chaotic, extremely dangerous and can result in the ultimate tragedy - the death of pets and loved ones. In 2011 alone, the National...Read More
You have made the decision to install a residential security system. The next step isn’t as easy as walking into a store and picking one off the shelf. Here are some tips that will steer you in the right direction and eliminate the guesswork of planning this important purchase.
Home burglaries happen every 15 seconds in the United States. Burglars often target homes that look easy to break into. Follow these 10 simple steps and you can improve the chances that your home will look vulnerable to a burglar.
1. Make your home look occupied. It might surprise you, but most home...Read More
The feeling of safety, security and Peace of Mind while home alone is commonly taken for granted. While local law enforcement and volunteer neighborhood watch programs provide some degree of security, there are some cases where these measures fall short. Fortunately, there is a way to further ensure the...Read More
There are many aspects of residential security that homeowners should consider, such as keeping their family safe and secure at all times. Security systems offer a wide variety of options from interior motion sensors to cellular phone remote-viewing to help you protect what is important to you. One...Read More
Unfortunately, many people answer the question, "Do I need a residential security system?” after their home has been broken into and they have filed the police report of their missing assets. Security, like insurance, is typically wanted the most after an event takes place.
Over 2 million home...Read More
Residential security systems are not strictly for protecting valuables and preventing break-ins; they are also an invaluable tool in ensuring the safety of your family in extreme situations by using smoke and fire detection to alert emergency services. These are just a few of the many benefits to...Read More
Your home and family are the most important things to you. Keeping your home safe from intrusions and theft is something that cannot be guaranteed, but there are several ways you can improve your residential security to protect the vulnerable areas in and around your home and minimize the threat that...Read More
Burglaries can happen anywhere. From the victorian mansion downtown to the rental apartments right next door, burglars will target any building that looks to be vulernable with easy access inside. While the majority of all residential alarm systems are installed by a homeowner, renters should also...Read More
As a parent, keeping your children safe is one of your main priorities, if not your top one. Because there are many different situations that your children can encounter that endanger their health and/or wellbeing, most parents find themselves consumed with worry that their child will be injured or...Read More
Using a wireless video surveillance system to keep an eye on your house while you are not home can provide you with the peace of mind that your family and home are safe while you are away. Many people have opted to have an indoor surveillance system installed for a number of reasons, most of which...Read More
When it comes to security systems, some people decide to try the DIY approach instead of using professional home security companies to install their system. While it certainly can be done in some instances by an individual homeowner, there are pros and cons to installing it yourself.
Choosing the best security system for your home involves doing some research into the home security companies in your area. While they all serve the same basic purpose, you may find some that have good reviews online, or hear about a particular company that has worked with somebody you know in the past....Read More
Local means close to home. This meaning of the word can be taken for granted. But consider the impact of it. A local company understands your neighborhood. It is their business to know the community, the schools, the crime statistics, everything that involves keeping you and your family safe. This...Read More
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NUMEROUS SECURITY INDUSTRY HONORS FOR SONITROL OF LEXINGTON AND BATES SECURITY
Sales Manager Named a Top Young Industry Professional; Franchise Ranked One of Top Security Companies in...Read More
The process of rekeying a lock involves changing the internal pins so that a key made for it will no longer work. None of the external parts of the lock are replaced, so that the knob and other parts will remain the same. With a rekeyed lock, a new key is needed to open it just as if the entire lock had...Read More
Recent flash flooding in central Kentucky wreaked havoc on the roadways. Do you ever worry that it could happen while you are away and damage your home? Are you scared to go away on vacation for this very reason? Perhaps your fear is a burst pipe due to freezing temperatures, or a faulty water line...Read More
Your home is your safe haven, your abode and the place where you will make several lifetimes of memories. Your home holds a gargantuan sentimental, physical and financial value to you and your family. Because of your home's incalculable value, it should be protected by one of the top home security...Read More
A burglarized home can result in thousands of dollars of stolen goods and damaged property in your home. Ironically, the thief does manage to leave one gift: the homeowner gains an unwanted and eerie feeling of being violated while they are in their home. While most possessions can be replaced, the out...Read More
As the tragedy in Newtown, CT still rings in our minds, the dialogue regarding security in our schools is now open. Thankfully, such incidents are rare. Nevertheless, school security in Kentucky and elsewhere will continue to be an issue for as long as your voice continues to remain silent. If you are...Read More
A latch-key kid is a child who walks to takes the bus home from school to an empty home because his/her parents are still at work. In the past, latch-key kids have caused parents to worry that their child arrived home safely from school. The use of cellular phones have helped to ease parents' minds....Read More
School bullying is a horrific and unfortunate event that takes place far too often. But it does not have to. There is a wonderful, effective, new answer to the question of how we can keep an eye on children and monitor their safety while they are on the bus, on school grounds and within the school...Read More
A first year at college is an exciting, overwhelming time for most freshman. College is the beginning of the rest of your adult life, and this is most true in how college is a sort of preparation for your future life in the wider world. You have unprecedented freedom. You can stay up all hours and do as...Read More
Perhaps you have seen a flyer or advertisement, in print or online, advertising the services of home security companies and you have wondered whether or not you should explore this option a bit further, but have yet to do so. Regardless of the reasons why you have yet to acquire a security system, it...Read More
People that own homes must take every possible measure to protect themselves and their families from harm. If you have ever wondered whether or not you need fire alarm system monitoring, there are several compelling reasons that the answer to this question is a solid "yes." Fire alarms prevent people...Read More
We live in the age of heightened security. The protection of our homes, our possessions, and our loved ones has become a matter of course. Locksmith services are in high demand, and for good reason: A lock is of no use if it is installed improperly. Good security starts with you, the homeowner, and the...Read More
Your home burglary system is potentially a host of numerous crucial security features. At Bates Security, we understand your need for convenience, efficiency, security and multipurpose capability in a home burglary system. This is why the home burglary system we offer does more than secure your house....Read More
False alarms are an unwanted distraction to homeowners, the alarm system company and law enforcers as well as neighbors. Moreover, false alarms set off by your children can irritate the neighbors, make you incur extra expenses and waste time and resources of alarm response companies.
Therefore, you...Read More
Having an alarm system installed in your home can help police or other first responders get to the site of an emergency extremely quickly. This is because no matter where you are, almost all monitored home alarm systems are similar in certain ways, such as:
Having an alarm is a great feature to have in your home. When you leave your residence and turn the alarm on, you know that it will be safe and secure from someone trying to break in. With alarm monitoring,you can count on someone else to call the police or fire department immediately in the case of an...Read More
Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington, is honored to have been selected for Commerce Lexington's (The Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce) 2013 Business Success Award.
Jeremy and Bryan Bates were presented the award yesterday in our office by the President of Forcht Bank, Mr. Tucker Ballinger, the...Read More
Spotting a home security systems scam is easy enough. Once you learn what criteria to look for in a legitimate home security and alarm company, you can create a checklist with which to measure the soundness of all future purveyors.
Quality Over Quantity
Don't be fooled by alarm companies who boast of...Read More
Meet The McCallisters
"Home Alone” made Macaulay Culkin not only a worldwide star but a respected child actor. For his portrayal, he won a Golden Globe and the hearts of girls and women everywhere. Entertainment journalists and Hollywood historians compared his preternatural talents and commercial...Read More
Good customer service is one of the most important things to look for among Kentucky alarm services. Many companies offer all sorts of perks and low introductory prices for their services, but you need to think about how a company can help you if something goes wrong, such as a number on the keypad not...Read More
Multi Faceted Security Systems
Today's home alarm systems perform many more functions than merely blaring loudly when set off by intruders. High-tech integrated home alarm systems allow you to enjoy a broad array of one-touch and remote control features, the benefits of which include increased personal...Read More
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