Bates Security, LLC, a commercial and residential security company based in Kentucky with a branch in Jacksonville, is happy to announce the recent acquisition of Absolute Protection Team from Roger and Karen Marcil of Vero Beach, Florida. Bates Security will be maintaining that location as its second in the state and fourth company branch overall. With the acquisition, Bates will be adding over 2,000 customers to its customer base. "Roger and Karen built a nice and successful company and we are honored they selected us to continue their legacy,” said Jeremy Bates, President of Bates Security. “They have a solid team of people in place and we are excited to bring them on to ours. We plan to grow the office, building upon the Absolute Protection Team legacy.” he adds. Bates Security will proudly support the team at Absolute Protection Services and welcome them into the Bates family. The new additions will be an important part of the transition process and long-term servicing of the company. "We specifically sought out Bates Security when we decided to sell,” said Roger Marcil, Absolute Protection Team President. New markets and growing existing locations Bates has acquired five companies in two states and now manages over 14,000 accounts from its headquarters He adds: "We are excited about the new opportunities this brings to our employees as well as our customers. Bates is planning to invest in our office and community and further grow Absolute which is great for our employees. I am excited to see the things they bring to the table.” Roger Marcil will be remaining as lead commercial sales consultant for the company. With leadership from Bryan Bates, Vice President of Sales for Bates Security, the company is in position for more aggressive commercial growth in the area. “We see tremendous opportunity for growth in the Vero Beach and surrounding areas and we think Absolute is a great fit to our company and its culture,” said Bryan Bates. Bates Security received a $10M revolving line of credit in 2016 from Capital One to fuel growth, both by expanding into new markets and growing existing locations. Since 2016, Bates has acquired five companies in two states and now manages over 14,000 accounts from its headquarters in Lexington.
Over a fifteen-month period, Sonitrol has opened new franchises and expanded current markets in eight states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Florida. The expansion of current markets where Sonitrol has a footprint assists in the growth of the Sonitrol brand and secure more businesses with the best in verified electronic security, keeping our communities safe and keeping more criminals off the streets. “Sonitrol is excited to continue to expand our footprint and bring best-of-class service and verification technology to every market in North America,” says Julie Beach, VP of Sonitrol Corporate. “The need for alarm verification and false alarm reduction is growing in every community. We pride ourselves in providing police with the very best information to improve their safety and increase police response time to our clients.” In addition to this exciting growth, Sonitrol is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year Celebrating 55th anniversary In addition to this exciting growth, Sonitrol is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. Bryan Bates, VP of Sales of Sonitrol of Northeast Florida and Sonitrol of Lexington says, “I have always been impressed with the entrepreneurs of the Sonitrol family. My mother and father worked for Sonitrol of Dallas before taking the chance on purchasing their own Sonitrol dealership in Lexington, KY in 1984. “With our recent opening of Sonitrol of NE Florida in 2018 and continuing to grow the Sonitrol of Lexington business, my brother, Jeremy Bates, and I can continue the legacy and provide the best security technology in the industry.” Tested and verified security services Expansion for us to Columbus, Ohio is very exciting especially with Sonitrol’s tested and proven verified security services"Chip Shiver, President of Sonitrol of SW Ohio, also has found recent success in growing the Sonitrol presence from the SW Ohio area to expansion in Columbus, OH. Shiver says, “Expansion for us to Columbus, Ohio is very exciting especially with Sonitrol’s tested and proven verified security services. Sonitrol’s enhanced verified technology and our many years of operation in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Springfield brings huge opportunities for us in Columbus, Ohio.” Sonitrol of SW Ohio has been in business since 1971. Lastly, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale recently expanded the Sonitrol brand to the Miami-Dade market. John Ray, President & CEO, says, “Sonitrol’s unique verified intrusion technology has grown over the past 55 years to become part of a world-class integrated security solution, keeping us at the forefront of protecting people and assets. Here in South Florida, we’ve expanded our franchise area with the recent addition of the Miami market, paving the way to providing more businesses in Dade County with the best security technology available on the market.”
Bates Security, LLC, a commercial and residential security company based in Kentucky with branches in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Jacksonville, Florida, is happy to announce the recent acquisition of HITEC Security from Tommy Kidd of Pikeville, Kentucky. Bates Security and HITEC are a perfect match as both are family owned and operated businesses based in Kentucky. With the acquisition, Bates will be adding over 600 accounts to its customer base in Prestonsburg, where Bates does business under the ABCO Security name. “Tommy is a great guy and very enthusiastic about the security industry and he has built up a solid business,” said Jeremy Bates, President of Bates Security. “I have known Tommy for a while now and we are honoured that he selected us to be the ones to continue the legacy he has built.” Efficient transitioning process When I decided it was time to turn my customers over to someone, I knew that Bates Security was the right company to call"With the acquisition, Bates will bring on a new employee to the team, and Tommy will be an important part of the transition process and long-term servicing of the company. “When I decided it was time to turn my customers over to someone, I knew that Bates Security was the right company to call,” said Tommy Kidd, owner of HITEC Security. “I have known Bates for a long time and trust Jeremy and his people. They are good people and they know what they are doing, so I know my customers will be in good hands.” Bates Security and its sister company, Sonitrol of Lexington, received $10M revolving line of credit from Capital One to fund organic expansion and take advantage of acquisition opportunities in both Kentucky and Florida.
ABCO Security, a Bates Security company in Eastern Kentucky, happily announces the official brand refresh to reflect the company’s mission and commitment to service. Acquired by Bates Security in early of 2018, ABCO Security’s new logo unites the two brands, while incorporating the original ABCO Security red, established by the company’s founder in 1983. The consolidation and consistency allows ABCO Security the capability to make emotional connections between the brand and consumers. Bates yellow design “It was a big change, moving to the Bates yellow design,” said Tim Welch, General Manager of ABCO Security. “However, the community response has been nothing but positive. The new brand is easily recognisable, not only by the consumer, but by would-be perpetrators as well.” The brand refresh includes a top-to-bottom redesign of the company’s website, vehicles, graphics, communication and correspondence. One thing unchanged is the company’s tagline: “People who know, trust ABCO.” Impactful and consistent “The ABCO brand is so strong and respected in Eastern Kentucky, we felt it was best to continue to do business under the ABCO name,” said Jeremy Bates, President of Bates Security. “We decided, though, that it was time to update the look some to make it even more impactful and consistent in all the mediums it is used.” The new brand was released officially at the company’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony on August 13.