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By Jake Short on Aug 14th, 2017 09:37 AM
solar eclipse safety guide

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...

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By Jake Short on Aug 7th, 2017 11:02 AM
car theft

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...

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By Jake Short on Aug 2nd, 2017 09:03 AM
front door security

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...

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By Jake Short on Jul 24th, 2017 05:41 PM
home security lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 27th, 2017 01:12 PM
business security, commercial security, business security system

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 22nd, 2017 01:07 AM
home automation lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 12th, 2017 01:00 AM
bates security, home security

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....

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By Andy Coffman on Jun 5th, 2017 08:30 AM
Home Security Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on May 25th, 2017 08:30 AM
Residential Alarm Systems Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on May 15th, 2017 08:47 AM
Wireless Security Cameras in Lexington, KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on May 8th, 2017 08:20 AM
Home Automation in Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on May 1st, 2017 08:09 AM
Home Security Companies in Lexington, KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 24th, 2017 08:00 AM
Home Security Cameras Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 17th, 2017 08:04 AM
Home Security Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 10th, 2017 07:45 AM
Home Surveillance Lexington KY

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...

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By Andy Coffman on Mar 30th, 2017 07:20 AM
Home Security in Lexington KY

A well maintained lawn does more than just provide curb appeal-it also enhances your home security by deterring burglars. Keeping your lawn lush and beautiful is easier than you think when you follow these tips.

Building the Perfect Lawn

 Spring is the best time to reseed your lawn with...

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By Crystal Newton on Mar 26th, 2017 06:36 PM



Do you like FREE money? Of course, you do! Earn FREE money by simply referring Bates Security to friends, family, coworkers, or whoever and receive a $50 Visa Gift Card for every referral you send us that signs up for new service. That’s it! No strings attached.

Whether you’re a Bates...

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By Andy Coffman on Mar 24th, 2017 10:50 AM
Home security system lexington ky
If you are interested in home security in Lexington, KY (or any other type of home improvement project), one way to discover what options are available is to visit a home show. Even so, it is not always enough to just show up and visit a few vendor booths. A well-thought-out plan is required if you...
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By Andy Coffman on Mar 20th, 2017 05:00 AM
Home Automation Lexington KY

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.

Avoid Alcohol

This is a difficult one for many people, as they see Spring Break as an opportunity to get away from...

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By Andy Coffman on Mar 13th, 2017 03:30 AM
Wireless Security Cameras

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Feb 9th, 2017 06:02 AM
home security camera lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 18th, 2016 12:47 AM
access control lexington ky

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,...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 8th, 2016 08:45 AM

Home security cameras provide you with another set of eyes whenever you are away. Security cameras can easily be combined with your home’s security system, and there are only a few basic things to consider in order to maximize their effectiveness.

How Many Cameras?

The average home will...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 20th, 2016 12:42 PM

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

By Crystal newton on Oct 1st, 2016 08:00 AM
fire prevention week

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Sep 9th, 2016 07:46 AM
bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 24th, 2016 10:57 AM
bates security

You already know how important it is to install a good home security system. What you may not know is that who performs the installation is just as important as the type of system you have. There are lots of providers on the market, but not all of them can give you the same type of service as a

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 30th, 2016 05:33 AM
bates security, fourth of july lexington
With regards to fireworks in Lexington this Fourth of July, the Lexington Division of police have stated "If it goes up or blows up, it's illegal in Lexington." 

According to the Lexington Police, bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles are not allowed to be sold or set off in Lexington....
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By Crystal Newton on Jun 21st, 2016 07:45 AM
burglary, home security, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 6th, 2016 12:40 PM

Watch as our customer explains how his business security camera system assisted police in a dangerous potential hostage situation.
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 26th, 2016 08:59 AM

We are so excited to announce that Officer Don is our newest customer and spokesperson for Bates Security! Don Evans is a former police officer, just like our owner, Sonny Bates, and is passionate about the safety of the Bluegrass, just like we are! Welcome to the Bates family, Officer Don!
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 22nd, 2016 06:41 AM
bates security, home security, burglary lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 8th, 2016 06:03 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Mar 22nd, 2016 05:46 AM



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...

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By Crystal Newton on Mar 7th, 2016 01:18 PM
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By Crystal Newton on Feb 16th, 2016 07:01 AM
home security system, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Feb 3rd, 2016 11:47 AM

The Apple Watch app allows Bates Connect users to quickly and conveniently check the status of their alarm system directly from their wrist, without having to access their phone and log into the Bates Connect app.  Being able to easily check security status gives a busy person confidence that...
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By Crystal Newton on Feb 3rd, 2016 05:00 AM
home security, bates security

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,...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 21st, 2016 01:51 PM
home invasion, home security, burglar alarm

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 14th, 2016 01:07 PM
home security, home security lexington ky, wireless security lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 7th, 2016 05:01 AM
carbon monoxide, home security tips, bates security lexington ky, home security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Dec 28th, 2015 08:12 AM
home security, home safety tips, bates security, door locks, security systems

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Dec 24th, 2015 08:43 AM
By Crystal Newton on Dec 18th, 2015 08:29 AM
home safety tips, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Dec 3rd, 2015 05:18 AM
home security, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 30th, 2015 11:36 AM
pet safety, bates security, home safety tips

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 23rd, 2015 09:33 AM
thanksgiving, home security, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 19th, 2015 05:55 AM
bates securityIt's the season of giving!  How would you like to earn FREE money to give to friends or to help with your Christmas shopping?  Bates Security wants to help you!

If you love your security system, spread the word!  For each friend you refer that signs up for new service with us, we'll reward you with...
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By Crystal Newton on Nov 17th, 2015 12:08 PM
kentucky alarm services

For more information contact:

Crystal Newton, Marketing Coordinator, 859-225-7394 / cnewton@BatesSecurity.com

For Immediate Release:

Bates Security Acquires Kentucky Alarm Services

Lexington, KY., November 17, 2015 – Bates Security is happy to announce the recent acquisition of Kentucky...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 13th, 2015 10:50 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 13th, 2015 12:20 PM
fire exit plan, fire prevention week, smoke detectors,

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 13th, 2015 09:15 AM
home security system, burglary system, burglar alarm, video surveillance, lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 12th, 2015 07:37 AM
fire prevention week, fire extinguisher, how to use a fire extinguisher

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 5th, 2015 05:46 AM
bates security, fire prevention week, smoke detector lexington ky, fire alarm lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Sep 22nd, 2015 07:43 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 28th, 2015 05:36 AM
home security system lexington ky, home security lexington ky, burglar alarm lexington ky, home security tips lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 18th, 2015 07:53 AM
home security, home security system, lexington home security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 13th, 2015 01:23 PM
home security system, back to school kentukcy

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 29th, 2015 09:05 AM
national safety month

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 22nd, 2015 08:44 AM
clean out garage

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 15th, 2015 08:12 AM
playground safety lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 8th, 2015 08:05 AM
home security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 1st, 2015 04:01 AM
national safety month lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 25th, 2015 03:23 AM
grill safety

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 18th, 2015 03:46 AM
basement windows

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 11th, 2015 03:40 AM
pushy salesman

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 4th, 2015 09:26 AM
national pet week

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 27th, 2015 05:05 AM
home security system

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 20th, 2015 05:17 AM
home security system

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 3rd, 2015 05:38 AM
home security

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.

1....

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By Crystal Newton on Mar 6th, 2015 07:35 AM

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.

Residential...

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By Crystal Newton on Feb 19th, 2015 05:53 AM
home security lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Feb 2nd, 2015 10:48 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 22nd, 2015 07:43 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 16th, 2015 11:57 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Nov 7th, 2014 08:27 AM

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...
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By Crystal Newton on Oct 30th, 2014 09:10 AM
crime prevention month, bates security, home alarm system lexington ky, halloween safety tips, halloween lexington ky, halloween

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 27th, 2014 09:11 AM
crime prevention month, bates security, home alarm system lexington ky, burglar alarm system lexington ky, wireless alarm system

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

By Crystal Newton on Oct 22nd, 2014 02:40 PM
crime prevention month, bullying lexington ky, fayette county schools, school safety, bates security

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.

Bullying

Studies indicate that...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 20th, 2014 04:27 PM
crime prevention month, bates security, home alarm system lexington ky, burglar alarm system lexington ky, wireless alarm systemMost home burglaries take place during the day, while the homeowner is at work or away from the home running errands.  Most burglars get into the house through the front or back door.  Burglars are opportunists: they look for easy access.  Reducing your chances of being a victim to a home burglary can be...Read More
By Crystal Newton on Oct 13th, 2014 10:01 AM
crime prevention month, bates security, home security system lexington ky, bullying lexington ky, bullying

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 9th, 2014 08:23 AM
crime prevention month, bates security, home security system lexington ky

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 6th, 2014 08:58 AM
fire prevention week, bates security, lexington ky fire systems

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 3rd, 2014 11:05 AM
bates security, bates alarms, home security lexington ky, business security lexington kyOn Monday, September 22, 2014 the Jessamine County Police Department apprehended one criminal after responding to a Bates Security alarm.  According to reports, at 2:37 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received corner door alarms while the perpetrator attempted to use a crow bar to gain entry to the...Read More
By Crystal Newton on Oct 3rd, 2014 10:38 AM
crime prevention month, home automation, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Oct 1st, 2014 09:04 AM
crime prevention month, bates security

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Sep 12th, 2014 08:46 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Sep 2nd, 2014 10:34 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 28th, 2014 04:01 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 19th, 2014 10:53 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 18th, 2014 08:11 AM

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....

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 13th, 2014 11:18 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 8th, 2014 12:34 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 4th, 2014 03:41 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 21st, 2014 01:06 PM
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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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 17th, 2014 01:47 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 9th, 2014 12:45 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 2nd, 2014 03:55 PM
With more than a billion people currently on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and other social media networks, it's hard to keep anything private.  Social media is a place we connect with old friends and new, to share pictures, jokes, birthday and reunion invitations, songs and recipes.  For...Read More
By Crystal Newton on Jul 1st, 2014 09:21 AM

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,...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 27th, 2014 04:19 PM
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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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 25th, 2014 10:33 AM
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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...
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By Crystal Newton on Jun 18th, 2014 12:15 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 16th, 2014 03:28 PM
Have you ever had a bad customer service experience?  

Picture this:
1-800-Service-Center
Thank you for calling Service Center.
Press 1 for this.
Press 2 for that.
Enter your account number.
Oh, you entered it wrong.  Try again.
Enter your address.
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By Crystal Newton on Jun 10th, 2014 05:10 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 2nd, 2014 12:41 PM

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

By Crystal Newton on May 28th, 2014 12:19 PM
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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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 27th, 2014 11:16 AM
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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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 21st, 2014 10:00 AM
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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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 19th, 2014 12:08 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 14th, 2014 09:50 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on May 7th, 2014 11:30 AM
Identify Evacuation Locations

Most human evacuation shelters do not allow animals.  If a disaster forces you from your home and you know that you have a safe place to shelter them, bring your animals with you.  It is the safest choice for you and your pets.  Identify pet-friendly hotels, boarding...
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By Crystal Newton on May 5th, 2014 11:30 AM
No matter how much we think of them as family members, animals have different needs than people.  As your family moves through the seasons of each year, you need to react to your pet's changing needs.

SPRING

Spring is a very beautiful time of year.  However, spring allergies and hay fever...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 30th, 2014 12:33 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 28th, 2014 10:07 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 23rd, 2014 11:30 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 21st, 2014 11:30 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 16th, 2014 11:30 AM

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,...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 14th, 2014 11:00 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 10th, 2014 01:34 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 9th, 2014 10:52 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 3rd, 2014 12:30 PM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 11:19 AM

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...

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