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By Jake Short on Nov 7th, 2017 11:18 AM
avoid commercial security mistakes

How many security flaws do you believe are present at your workplace? Even if you have a security system installed, you may not be as protected as you think. Clever criminals excel at finding every little opportunity to strike, and are likely better at sizing up the quality of a security system than you...

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By Jake Short on Oct 24th, 2017 09:04 AM
physical security is the first step in cyber security

If cyber security isn’t a top priority for your business, it should be. As technology advances, more and more businesses are integrating technology as a foundation for their services and daily operations. While technology has created a pathway that encourages growth- it also provides opportunity for...

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By Jake Short on Oct 18th, 2017 12:43 PM
Pharmacy Security

The opioid epidemic has ushered in a number of tragedies. Addiction can be horrific, and it can push people to do many desperate and foolish things. It also motivates opportunistic criminals. It shouldn’t be much of a shock then to hear that Pharmacies are seeing a rise in robbery and burglary. While...

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By Jake Short on Oct 4th, 2017 12:04 PM
commercial fire safety

How well prepared is your workplace for the event of a fire? Do you believe your business could recover from the losses in the event that one occurs? Has your business taken all the right steps towards prevention and preparation? Okay, that’s a lot of questions to open things with, but for good...

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By Jake Short on Sep 26th, 2017 10:17 AM
office security

The need for efficient, reliable security in an office building is constantly growing. Why? Like most commercial operations, offices have employees and clients in need of protection, and assets that are common targets for burglars, such as computers, televisions, and other tech pieces. What makes an...

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By Jake Short on Sep 19th, 2017 11:36 AM
secure your construction site

Construction sites are popular targets for theft and vandalism in large part because of location and open space. Expensive equipment, construction materials, and easy access provide ample opportunity for criminals to take advantage of. The threat of product and equipment loss extends beyond just...

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By Jake Short on Sep 13th, 2017 12:07 PM
Keep schools safe with Sonitrol

School systems are burdened with a challenging task. The responsibility of educating the youths of America carries plenty of weight on its own, but there is also the responsibility of keeping the school and its occupants safe. Crimes like vandalism, assault, theft, and harassment are all commonplace on...

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By Jake Short on Sep 8th, 2017 10:18 AM
preparing for workplace emergencies

Operating your business comes with a vast amount of responsibility. Dedication to your customers, managing operations, making sure your employees are appropriately taken care of, and maintaining a safe workplace are all essential to ensuring the longevity and health of your business. Taking preventative...

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By Jake Short on Aug 29th, 2017 11:15 AM
protect your business

A security system can provide an astounding amount of defense and utility to your business. Electronic locks and key card reading provide utility and functionality as well as increased defense.Surveillance can help identify external threats like burglars, vandals, and arsonists, as well as internal...

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By Jake Short on Aug 23rd, 2017 12:11 PM
preventing false alarms

"Risk control” is at the center of ideology when choosing a security system for your business. Nobody wants their business to be the target of crime. As much as you can plan and prepare to combat the threats of criminal elements, every action you can take will simply lower your risk, never eliminate...

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By Jake Short on Aug 15th, 2017 12:20 PM
Vandalism prevention

Vandalism is an interesting problem. Whereas many crimes are committed with a purpose or motive, often times those who participate in vandalism have no reasoning for their actions. At the very least, they lack a goal. On rare occasions, vandalism can be seen as a statement by the perpetrator. Motives,...

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By Jake Short on Aug 9th, 2017 08:03 AM
apartment security

If you’re a property manager or landlord looking for a way to make your properties more appealing to future tenants, Sonitrol may be what you’re looking for. A security system can provide numerous benefits to both owners and tenants of rental property. If you’re interested in what a security...

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By Jake Short on Jul 31st, 2017 11:15 AM
video surveillance protects churches

In the last decade there has been a rising trend in crimes committed against churches. According to a report by the Christian Security Network, the total property damage amounted to $24 million in 2009 alone. Sixty-two percent of these incidents we're common burglary, though the most expensive in terms...

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By Jake Short on Jul 24th, 2017 12:48 PM

Auto theft is one of the most common crimes committed in Lexington, and it seems to be increasing at an alarming rate. In 2016 more than 260 vehicles were reported stolen between the months of July and September. This statistic proves a serious threat exists for both residential and commercial...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 26th, 2017 12:29 PM
business security, commercial security, lexington kyYou have many, MANY choices when it comes to security.  From big, national companies to do-it-yourself projects, how do you know which brand or service to choose?  If you're in the market to secure your business, look no further.  Sonitrol is definitely the best choice.  

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 19th, 2017 12:26 PM
Video surveillance can be a confusing business.  CCTV, surveillance, dome cameras, bullet cameras, HD, IP, motion sensing, two-way voice - how can you make the right decision?

That's where we come in.

Leave your video surveillance design to us.  Our professional consultants are experts at...
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By Andy Coffman on Jun 7th, 2017 08:32 AM
Business Security Systems Lexington, Kentucky

Shoplifting. According to National Retail Security Survey (NRSS), in 2015, 45.2 billion (with a ‘B’) dollars’ worth of inventory was stolen. The loss of items to shoplifters is called ‘shrinkage’ in the retail business. The problem isn’t only shoplifters, it’s also employee theft that...

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By Andy Coffman on May 24th, 2017 08:30 AM
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Lexington KY

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), in 2014, there were:

  •  Fires: 1,298,000
  • Deaths: 3,275
  • Injuries: 15,775
  • Money Lost: ~$11.6 Billion

With these high numbers, there is no doubt that you need a reliable fire security system in your house or in your business! By installing a...

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By Andy Coffman on May 10th, 2017 08:28 AM
Commercial Security Systems in Lexington KY

At Sonitrol, we do more than sell top-notch commercial security systems. Not only do we do the standard break-ins and fires, we also do water detection monitoring, temperature control, carbon monoxide, and power outage monitoring. Check out how these features can be essential to your company’s...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 26th, 2017 08:18 AM
Verified Security Systems in Lexington, KY

What is Verified Video?

Surveillance cameras that are watched by the monitoring station, so when a camera detects motion (sound, heat, or movement), an image or video is sent to the monitoring station where a staff professional will dispatch police based on the activity shown in the video footage...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 17th, 2017 08:00 AM
Video Monitoring System

With the warmer weather here again, you might encounter more solicitors coming to your door asking you to buy or subscribe to something. If you have a security system, you might have a bigger problem as fake security representatives will try to squeeze into your home. These fake representatives will...

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By Andy Coffman on Apr 10th, 2017 08:08 AM
Access Control Lexington KY

Access control systems are an integral part of a business’ every day security and operations. These systems help businesses every day to protect their valuable assets, protect against internal and external threats, and much more. If you’re thinking about an access control system for your Read More

By Andy Coffman on Apr 5th, 2017 08:46 AM
Alarm System Lexington KY

When was the last time you walked around your business building or your house and inspected it for security reasons? Have you ever thought to "burglarize" yourself to see what areas you might need to improve? If not, you might need to reconsider and inspect your business security by doing a...

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By Andy Coffman on Mar 27th, 2017 05:11 AM
Business Video Surveillance 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 24th, 2017 10:00 AM
Business Video Surveillance Lexington Ky

Precautionary Steps for your Business and What to do After a Burglary

Most people believe they will never be a victim of a burglary and therefore don’t take the necessary precautionary steps to prevent it from happening. Or, if you have been a victim of a criminal act, what should you do to...

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By Andy Coffman on Mar 20th, 2017 09:25 AM
Security Cameras Lexington KY

Being in Two Places at Once

Being a business owner is stressful already, so why add additional stress to your life worrying about theft, fire, and vandalism occurring to your business? While you may have insurance coverage to protect against these risks, you still face the inconvenience and time...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 6th, 2015 09:06 AM

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the Lexington Police Department apprehended one juvenile after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 9:38 PM, our Central Monitoring Station received several audio alarms at Mary Todd Elementary school in Lexington, KY.  The verified audio allowed...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 16th, 2015 09:31 AM
Trapp Elementary, Sonitrol of Lexington

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Clark County Sheriff's Department and Winchester Police Department apprehended one juvenile after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 6:59 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received several audio alarms at Trapp Elementary School in...

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By Crystal Newton on Jan 28th, 2015 11:09 AM
scott green sonitrol of lexington

On Thursday, January 8, 2014, Lexington Division of Police apprehended one criminal after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 2:05 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received a motion alarm at Brandenburg Auto on Versailles Road in Lexington. The verified audio allowed...

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By Crystal Newton on Aug 5th, 2014 10:35 AM
Sonitrol of Lexington

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Jessamine County Sheriff's Department apprehended three criminals after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 4:22 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received an audio alarm at E-Z Mart & Deli in Nicholasville. The verified audio allowed the...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 7th, 2014 11:58 AM

Business fires can cause severe damage and major devastation to peoples’ lives and surroundings. Most business owners rarely recover from the loss. Investing in afire detection system installed and monitored by a reputable company can save your business and the lives of your employees and...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 3rd, 2014 10:03 AM

Access control systems are electronic security systems designed to permit only certain people to enter a building. These systems are gaining popularity with businesses across the globe because they keep unwanted visitors away from sensitive materials. They are also critical to maintaining employee...

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By Crystal Newton on Jul 1st, 2014 03:35 PM

As a business owner, the primary concern you may have is to protect your inventory from being stolen or damaged. Installing a burglary system will give you peace of mind as well as ensuring the safety of your inventory. These systems will help enhance your business as they give a sense of security to...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 25th, 2014 04:06 PM
verified security, sonitrol of lexington

On June 9, 2014 Lexington Police made an apprehension at our client's site after receiving several alarm notifications via Sonitrol's verified audio technology.

 

Our Central Monitoring Station received door and hallway audio alarms at Dunbar High School in the middle of the night. These alarms...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 23rd, 2014 02:19 PM
video surveillance lexington ky

Security systems for schools, retail environments, residences, warehouses and many other settings are evolving, with modern technology leading to higher apprehension rates, fewer false alarms, and more comprehensive protection. Two of the key advances in security technology have been audio and video...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 19th, 2014 12:00 PM

Smart companies use video surveillance systems to enhance their business and reduce costs due to employee theft and burglary.  If you have ever considered security cameras for your business, keep reading.  Below we explore some specific reasons why every business owner should have a security...Read More

By Crystal Newton on Jun 17th, 2014 03:20 PM

Every business alarm system should have several components. Each component works in unison to prevent criminal activity as well as intimidate intruders. Why rely merely on the siren of an alarm? It might notify the neighbors that a break-in has occurred but oftentimes, that is not enough. Let us...

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By Crystal Newton on Jun 2nd, 2014 11:29 AM

Every business owner should have at least one security camera. If you own a business, you have a building, inventory, employees and customers to protect. You probably also want to keep a watchful eye on what's really going on at your property. Below we explore some specific reasons why every...

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By Crystal Newton on May 29th, 2014 12:08 PM

As a small business owner, you need a workable plan in order to ensure you get a comprehensive protection against today’s sophisticated threats while at the same time saving money and time. It is important to invest in business security measures, which are affordable, fast and easy. Small business...

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By Crystal Newton on May 26th, 2014 12:12 PM

Theft, violence in the workplace and workplace bullying continue rising even as technology expands to stop these events. Insurance fraud involving false slip-and-fall and other injury claims keep insurance premiums high. You can keep on top of what happens in your business even while away with video...

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By Crystal Newton on May 22nd, 2014 11:52 AM
Panic button for security system

Security systems are important in protecting your business. As a business owner, panic, hold-up and duress systems, especially, are a discreet and reliable way to keep your property safe from intruders or unauthorized persons.

Panic buttons, in general, enable users under duress or in the event of...

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By Crystal Newton via Commerce Lexington/Business Focus on May 20th, 2014 10:31 AM
Sonitrol of Lexington and Bates Security's Scott Green has been featured as Commerce Lexington's Ambassador Spotlight for the May edition of their publication, Business Focus Magazine.  

Below is the article as written for Business Focus.

Scott Green
Sonitrol of Lexington / Bates Security,...
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By Crystal Newton on May 19th, 2014 10:17 AM

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Lexington Police apprehended one criminal after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to the police report, at 8:02 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received a motion alarm on the back lot camera at TECO Mechanical. The verified video allowed...

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By Crystal Newton on May 14th, 2014 09:07 AM

Murphy Knott Public Relations, Inc

LEXINGTON, KY- May 7, 2014 – Sonitrol Corporation (Sonitrol), the leading provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, recently announced Jeremy Bates, General Manager, Sonitrol of Lexington, has been elected President of the...

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By Crystal Newton on May 12th, 2014 09:27 AM

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...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 14th, 2014 02:41 PM

Since 1964, Sonitrol’s Verified Security Technology
Created With Police — For Police —
Ushering the Modern Era of Intruder Alarms

LEXINGTON, KY- March 27, 2014 - Sonitrol, the innovator of verified electronic security solutions, known for the apprehension of burglars and intruders,...

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verified audio, verified security, sonitrol of lexington, commercial security, lexington security

 

Prevention and managing school violence and reducing safety risks are many pressing items that school facilitators are dedicated to. Physical secuirty is an important aspect to consider when managing school safety issues.

Verified Security has a higher success rate in criminal apprehensions,...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:30 AM
Copper theft, commercial security, verified audio

Today's security technology can protect much more than what is inside your commercial building.  As copper theft is still prevalent in Central Kentucky, many business owners have turned to Sonitrol of Lexington to help protect their facilities.  The copper found in a variety of materials at most...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:29 AM
By Jamie Bates on Apr 1st, 2014 10:28 AM
Bates Security Wins Award

We are proud to announce that Bates Security (Sonitrol of Lexington) has been selected as the winner of the Business Success Award by Commerce Lexington.

For more information click here.

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:28 AM
video surveillance systems, camera systems, camera system for business, remote view video, business video surveillance, IP cameras, car dealership security

Any big business should have video surveillance and car dealerships are no exception. In fact, because car dealerships tend to cover such a large area full of expensive equipment, they tend to become targets for thieves.There are a number of ways to prevent theft at your dealership, but installing 

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:27 AM
verified audio detection, security systems lexington, alarm companies lexington, alarm system for business, alarm verification, access control, Good business security can provide peace of mind while preventing robberies or acts of vandalism. Protecting your business from a potential break-in and theft is essential to cultivating a safe environment for your workers and clients while protecting your merchandise. 


1. Find Weak Spots

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:23 AM
By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:22 AM
By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:20 AM
verified audio detection, sonitrol of lexington, alarm verification, false alarms, commercial security

Having an alarm system installed protects your business by ensuring a police response to incidents that happen after business hours and when the building is not occupied.

The problem is that over ninety percent of all alarms are "false alarms" - the alarm is triggered by construction vibrations,...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:19 AM
motion detection cameras, night vision cameras, high definition cameras, IP cameras, video surveillance, wireless camera system, video for businessWhether your business employs 40,000 people or four, a commercial security camera offers infinite benefits and an unparalleled piece of mind. While the obvious security reasons are inherent, the ability to monitor the happenings of your financial investment while you are away doesn't make you over...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:19 AM
video surveillance systems, camera systems, camera system for business, remote view video, business video surveillance

A network of security surveillance cameras is a vital layer of protection for security conscious businesses or individuals. Older analog systems such as CCTV are being overtaken by advanced digital technology. IP camera systems are quickly becoming the norm. They provide high-quality video and,...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:18 AM
construction site security, video surveillance for construction sites, outdoor video cameras, sonivision, videofied, alarm companies lexington

Everyone knows there are things that go bump in the night. On the other hand, there are also vandals and thieves will compromise any construction site security Kentucky has in progress. Stolen equipment and vandalized materials are all the result of lax or non existent construction site security....

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:17 AM
By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:16 AM
access control for business,card reader system, alarm companies lexington, project managers, access control, electronic door locksAmong the long list of responsibilities that facility managers have, ensuring that employees have access to the right buildings at the right time is one of the top tasks. While security guards are a costly method of access control, the most effective tool used by facility managers is access control for...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:13 AM
restaurant security, security companies for businessHaving adequate restaurant security is important to protect both your employees, customers and yourself. There are many methods to ensuring your restaurant is safe from theft including installing surveillance cameras, a panic button or a new safe. Restaurant security can be pretty straightforward with...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:13 AM
carbon monoxide detector for business, security system for business, sonitrol of lexingtonCarbon monoxide is a deadly gas produced by the burning of fossil fuels. Low levels of the colorless and odorless gas are a product of animal metabolic processes. Higher concentrations of carbon monoxide are lethal to humans and animal life because the gas combines with hemoglobin and severely restricts...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:07 AM
burglar alarm system, commercial alarm system, security comaniesThe only way to keep crime rates down is to create new protections against crime. If you want to keep your property safe, you need to find ways to protect your business so that burglars and other vandals simply cannot get in. One of the best ways for you to accomplish this is by installing a burglar...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:06 AM
commercial burglary system, business alarm systemAs a business owner,  the primary concern you may have is to protect your inventory from being stolen. Security guard and agencies are no longer enough, especially if you have large establishment. In this case, you will need a burglary system that will ensure the safety of your business and employees,...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:05 AM
school security, school security lexingtonIt seems like school shootings are becoming as commonplace as high-speed police chases in the news and media outlets.  Any parent with school-age children should be very concerned about the safety of their sons and daughters at an educational institution.  Children view educational systems as a safe...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:04 AM
card reader system, access controlWhether you are looking for security for commercial, residential or hospitality sectors, card access control systems can be an excellent method of ensuring that your property remains safe and secure. This type of system also enables you to restrict, monitor and modify access to the areas that need to be...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:03 AM
digital video for business, video surveillance system

With the evolving nature of security concerns, a company's security systems should match or outpace that evolution to stay at the top of their game when it comes to protecting and monitoring their facilities, staff, and inventory.  One of the ways to do this is by investing in a digital video...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:03 AM
fire monitoring systems, commercial fire systemBusiness fires can cause a lot of damage and a major devastation.  Most business owners rarely recover from the loss. Investing in a good fire detection system can save your business and the lives of your employees and customers. This type of system is made up of a central control panel where the smoke...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:02 AM
pharmacy security, pharmacy safety tips

Pharmacies tend to be one of the most targeted areas for thieves and criminals along with convenient stores, gas stations and, of course, banks. It’s not too hard to figure out why; pharmacies not only act as convenient stores, which means they have cash on hand, they also have a large amount of...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 10:01 AM
access control, biometric access control system, electronic locks

Business security is not only important for your employees’ safety but also the protection of valuable trade secrets.  Corporate espionage will remain a threat to your trade secrets unless you have an effective access control system.  Fear of assault also does little for employee morale. 

What...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:31 AM
video surveillance lexington, business video surveillance system

Business security is not just threatened by electronic attacks but also unauthorized break-ins and the possibility of activity by unscrupulous, yet authorized, individuals.  Recording activity in real time enhances security in these situations by catching the wrongdoers. 

Surveillance is not...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:30 AM
business security, copper theftCopper theft is a very real problem facing any business or residence. The main targets are air-conditioning and heating units. Also targets are copper wires used in utility boxes and copper plumbing pipes. It is a particular problem at construction sites and commercial sellers of air-conditioning and...
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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:28 AM
security system for business, commercial security

Choosing a security system for business use isn't really as straightforward as it might seem. If you live in an area where you have many different choices when it comes to a security company, you're going to want to do a little bit of research to find out which one is the best fit for you. Here are...

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Scott Green, Sonitrol of Lexington

On May 2, 2013, police responded to a burglary in progress and apprehended a criminal our client’s business in Lexington. 

After receiving a 1st floor motion alarm at 3:51 am, our central station dispatcher alerted the Lexington Police Department of an alarm at our client’s location.  Upon...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:26 AM
Courthouses and municipal buildings are places with heavy human presence and traffic which makes them vulnerable

courthouse security, office security, commercial securityto possible criminal activity.  These potential threats are taken very seriously by government agencies and the agencies employ methods to ensure municipal building and courthouse...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:25 AM
hospital security, hosptial safety

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are generally safe and protective of those that seek assistance. But it's still important for patients to understand that there are measures they can take to ensure a reliable and safe experience. Doctors, nurses, and all administrators are, in fact, human and...

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Keeping your business and property safe is a priority, but sometimes even the best security tips to reduce false alarmsintentions can cause problems.  Many business owners install top notch security systems only to find that they have a high number of incidences of false alarms.  A false alarm is more than just a nuisance; it can lead to...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:20 AM
building access control

Access control systems are an essential part of commercial security systems. With access control, you can effectively keep your building safe and secure, by controlling the movement of people in and out of the building. You can as well set the criteria for the people that are allowed to access the...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:19 AM


fire alarm for businessOne of the biggest fears of owning a buesiness is losing it to a fire. Precautions can be taken in order to prevent fires, but none of them are 100%. It's always important to make sure that you are ready for an emergency - for your employees and assets. But beyond a plan of how to...

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By Crystal Newton on Apr 1st, 2014 09:18 AM


Bobby KlaiberSean MoberlyCrystal NewtonSonitrol of Lexington earns National Awards, including Top Producing Sonitrol office for 2012.

Lexington, KY - Sonitrol of Lexington was recently recognized as the recipient of four national awards at the Sonitrol National Dealer Association Conference in Seattle, Washington held April 4 -...

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The Sonitrol name recognized and trusted during a real burglary call from our Sonitrol monitoring station. Read More