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Herald-Leader columnistJune 2, 2014


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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

  •  Do your...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. 

Professionally...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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:

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • Incorporating...

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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...

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Bates commerce lexington 2013 editSecurity/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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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