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Bates Security opens Florida branch

Kentucky company enters new geography

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security, an alarm company based here and focused on central and northern Kentucky, opened a new branch in Jacksonville, Fla.

How I Use My System: Jeremy Bates


Jeremy Bates has grown up in the industry, and now serves as the president of family-owned Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. “I have done everything; started out [as] the weekend janitor, all the way up through customer service and sales, central station operator, admin-type work, and been running the company the last 10 or so years,” he said. Security Systems News got to talk with him in mid-June about his new system.

Bates Security considers border crossing

Company acquires 1,500 new accounts in acquisition

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Full-service provider Bates Security, based here, is looking to organic growth but moving outside of Kentucky also “is a natural option for us,” Jeremy Bates told Security Systems News.

Sonitrol names new dealer association president


FORT WORTH, Texas—Sonitrol, a provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, has named Jeremy Bates, general manager of Sonitrol of Lexington, the new president of the Sonitrol National Dealers Association, according to a news release.

Bates Security’s new home fits its growth

The Lexington, Ky. company outgrew its old office because revenues and employees keep on increasing

LEXINGTON, KY.—Bates Security, based here, has grown so much in recent years that it had to move to a larger building. Now it’s holding a grand opening for its new location on April 25, and also celebrating the fact that business has increased steadily year after year despite the economic downturn.

Newly rebranded Bates Security acquires


LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security, a Honeywell First Alert Professional Authorized Dealer based here, recently acquired Winchester Security in the nearby community of Winchester.