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Bates Security acquires Central Security and Electronics

(left to right): Dana Hurlbut, Amy Smith and Jeremy Bates.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington continues its growth with the acquisition of Central Security and Electronics in Lake Placid, Fla. This will be Bates Security’s fifth office and it will continue to be operated as Central Security, a major security company in the Highlands County area where Lake Placid is located.

Dana Hurlbut, the former owner of Central Security and Electronics said, “Our Central Security team has been privileged and proud to serve our community for over 30 years. What we began in 1988 as a one-man operation wiring security for builders in new homes has grown into a well-established full-service security provider with ten office and technical staff. … With an eye toward future growth, we are pleased and excited to announce that we are merging our company with Bates Security, a similar and successful family-owned business with offices throughout the Southeast.”

Jeremy Bates, president of Bates Security, said the two companies share many of the same goals, including a commitment to excellent customer service and cutting-edge technology options.

“My brother Bryan and I are excited to lead the company’s growth into new areas of Florida, Georgia and Kentucky, and the addition of Central Security helps further that goal,” he said. “The Bates team brings additional resources and ideas that will further enhance the services of the Central Security client base in Lake Placid, Highlands and surrounding counties.”

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