Top 42 Security Company in the Nation: Bates Security

May 19, 2020

SDM Magazine Recognizes Growth, Innovation, Top Standards and Service

Lexington, Kentucky - Bates Security has been recognized as one of the top 50 security providers among over three thousand commercial firms nationwide. The SDM 100 Report captures the 100 largest electronic security providers in the United States and has been published since 1991.

2020 marks the 12th consecutive year that Bates Security has held a ranking in the SDM 100 report. Our employees' persistent dedication and our customers' trust to keep their homes and businesses safe has been the main reasons for our continued success.

Bryan Bates, Vice President of Bates Security, said, “We are honored again to be named in the SDM 100 list for the 12th consecutive year. It is our employees’ strong commitment to serve our customers that makes this possible.”

From Top 100 to Top 45

Since 2009, Bates Security has placed in SDM's Top 100 list each year with a higher rank! With the continuous support from our customers, the dedication from our employees and the addition of two large acquisitions (ABCO Security and Absolute Protection Team), we continue to grow and keep our community a safe place.

SDM 100 Rank in

  • 2009: 99       
  • 2010: 94
  • 2011: 89
  • 2012: 79
  • 2013: 83
  • 2014: 78
  • 2015: 73
  • 2016: 64
  • 2017: 59
  • 2018: 54
  • 2019: 48
  • 2020: 42

SDM 2018 Dealer of the Year: Bates Security

Bates Security Winning Top National Industry Award of Excellence

In 2018, Bates Security won Dealer of the Year and we continue to have great honor to that title.

“In our industry, this award is the Best Picture Oscar,” observed Bates President Jeremy Bates. “What’s more, we are the first Kentucky company to win this award and by far the smallest company to win in the last decade.  Last year’s winner was a $4 billion company with 18,000 employees. That’s really gratifying for a family business like ours,” Bates added.


About Bates Security

Based in Lexington, Kentucky since 1984, Bates Security is a locally owned & operated full service electronic security expert for residential, business, educational, and industrial customers in Kentucky and Florida. Services include security systems, access control, video surveillance (cameras), fire detection, fire inspections, elevator monitoring, medical alert and more. In 2011 Bates received the Installer of the Year Award from Security Sales & Integration Magazine, the Small Business of the Year Award in 2013 from Commerce Lexington and the 2018 Dealer of the Year Award from SDM magazine.

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