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    Updating Your School Security Measures for the New School Year

    Whether you want to keep a closer eye on students, know when there are security risks to the people inside the building, or determine exactly when a break-in occurred, every school should have a working security system. Before your school can get the right security system upgrades, there are a few things you need to consider. Read on →

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    Benefits of Cloud-Based Access Control Systems

    Security is critical to keeping your business operational. Access control systems let you manage who can get into your business and what areas of it they can enter. With access control systems, you can implement need-to-know — or need-to-access — policies. Read on →

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    20 Mistakes You Can Make When Installing a Security System at Your Business

    With more than 50+ years of experience, we've been called in to fix plenty of security system mistakes. Whether it's an installation gone wrong, the entire system was poorly designed and having false alarm problems, or the customer just can’t get timely service or service at all from the previous security company– we've seen it all. This blog looks at 20 of the worst mistakes we've seen when attempting to secure a building. Read on →

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    Pros & Cons of Cloud Video vs. On-Premise Storage for Security Systems

    High-resolution video surveillance is a must for many businesses. You want to see what's happening in and around your property without worrying about pixelation or blurred images. With more and more video data available, what do you do with it? Do you store it on-site and have a room full of servers to support your growing collection of videos, or do you send it off into the cloud and let someone else worry about server space? Read on →

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    What Is the Best Security System for Daycare?

    Is there anything more precious than our children? No, which is why so many parents struggle with putting their kids in daycare and agonize about finding the right one. Adding the right security measures for daycare centers can go a long way toward keeping your building secure and giving parents some added peace of mind. Read on →

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    Enhanced Security with Upgraded Video Surveillance Technology

    Criminals develop more and more advanced techniques every day, which means we need more advanced security. Video surveillance has come a long way from grainy, sped-up images that were virtually useless in identifying suspects. At Bates Security, our latest video surveillance system includes an entire toolbox full of features that all add to your security. Read on →

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    Fire Prevention Week

    Every year, Fire Prevention Week is observed the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871. Read on →

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    2023 Office Building Security Best Practices

    In today's office buildings, security is a major concern for every tenant and building owner. After all, who is responsible for safety in the workplace? In this blog, we’ll explore office building security best practices. Some focus on protecting businesses from losses caused by employees, while others are focused on protecting employees from external threats. Read on →

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    Warehouse Security Planning Guide: 5 Ways to Improve your Security

    Employee theft is a major concern in most businesses, but particularly in warehouses where employees have access to salable products. There are many ways to address security concerns, but let's start with the broad strokes. You probably already have an alarm system and may have security cameras installed, but is that enough? Read on →

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    Signs Your Business Security System Is Outdated

    In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, ensuring the safety and security of your business is of utmost importance. With advancements in technology, it's crucial to stay proactive and keep up with the latest security solutions to protect your assets, employees, and customers. Read on →

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    A Great Gift Idea for Mom!

    Throughout the world, Mother’s Day is observed in different ways and on different days. In the United States, Mother’s Day is cel… Read on →

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