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    Security Systems for Property Managers

    Since every building is different, the use of security systems is also varied. While some combination of access control, alarm system, and video surveillance typically does the job, how you use it depends on the type of building. Let's look at some of the most common building types that property managers might need to secure. Read on →

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    Business Security Camera Install: DIY vs. Professional

    While the DIY route might seem appealing to some, it's important to recognize the superior benefits and outcomes that professional installations offer. In this blog, we will explore why choosing a professional for your security camera installation is the most effective option for your business. Read on →

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    Complete Guide To Fire Alarm Monitoring

    Fires are devastating when they occur. The sooner they are noticed and responded to, the more likely it is to minimize losses and save lives. The best way to do that is with effective fire alarm monitoring services. Learn more about how these monitoring services work and why you need them. Read on →

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    Best Security System for Your Pawn Shop

    Securing a pawn shop involves addressing unique security challenges. Unlike typical retail stores, pawn shops handle a significant amount of cash and store a vast array of private customer data and valuable items. In this article, we will explore the key components of an effective security system tailored for pawn shops.  Read on →

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    Voice Evacuation vs. Traditional Fire Alarm Systems

    In this article, we delve into the comparison of traditional fire alarm systems and voice evacuation systems. Understanding the nuances of these systems is not just a matter of technical know-how; it's about recognizing the unique needs of various structures. Join us as we discuss these two life-saving technologies in more length, weighing their benefits and limitations in the face of fire emergencies. Read on →

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    Why Small Businesses Need A Good Alarm System

    A robust alarm system is essential for any small business, serving multiple vital functions. It not only safeguards your property but also ensures the safety of your employees. This article will delve into the top five reasons why a small business should consider investing in a superior alarm system. Read on →

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    Security Cameras for Businesses: What To Know

    Choosing the right security camera system for your business ensures comprehensive monitoring of all internal areas and entry and exit points. With a myriad of options available for business security camera systems, it's important to discern which features are essential for your specific needs and which are optional. Let’s delve into what you need to know to secure your business effectively. Read on →

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    What Are The Best Security Cameras for Businesses?

    Not only do video surveillance systems promote safety, but they also provide valuable insight into the inner workings of your business. Keep reading to learn more about these features and how Bates Security can help you find the best security cameras for business. Read on →

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    Annual Business Security Checklist

    In this article, we’re sharing our top security tips to help you safeguard your assets, data, and employees. Consider it your “Annual Business Security Checklist.” Think of a security checklist as a combination of prevention and disaster recovery, all in one document. By checking off every item on the list, you can dramatically reduce your risk of both digital and physical security threats. Read on →

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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 →

  • A short brunette haired woman wearing a white collared shirt, a blue vest and a phone headset is typing on a black keyboard while sitting at her office desk looking at a pair of computer monitors
    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 →

  • A left hand holding a white key card against a black door security pad.
    Best Keyless Entry Systems for Businesses

    Whether you're a small startup or a large corporation, the right keyless entry system can revolutionize the way you manage access, enhance overall security, and contribute to the seamless flow of daily operations. In this blog, we delve into the realm of cutting-edge access control, exploring the best keyless entry systems tailored for your business. 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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    Security Planning For Your Church in Florida

    Talking about churches and security may seem off-putting at first, but it's important to recognize that your place of worship is a criminal's target. Putting in the right security measures helps keep your church and your church members safe from all sorts of emergencies. In this blog, we'll look at how to implement church security without negatively impacting your congregation. Read on →

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    What Type of Access Control Is Needed for My Florida Businesses?

    In the Sunshine State, where tourism thrives and businesses flourish year-round, ensuring the safety and security of your enterprise should never be an afterthought. Every Florida business has its unique set of risks and vulnerabilities. So, how can you ensure that the right people have the appropriate level of access to your business resources? Read on →

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    How Do I Choose a Security System for My Florida Business?

    In Florida, where businesses face unique challenges ranging from extreme weather conditions to varying levels of crime, the need for a comprehensive security solution becomes even more critical. But with an overwhelming array of options on the market, how do you choose a system tailored to your specific needs? Read on →