Holmes Security Systems is a division of Holmes Electric, Inc., a 105 year old company founded in Fayetteville, North Carolina, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The security division was started by Mr. J.D. (Luke) Wheeler, son-in-law of Mr. Holmes, in 1967. Today it is operated by his son, Stephen Holmes Wheeler, grandson of the late O.W. Holmes, Sr.

Since its start in 1967, the security systems division of the company has grown to become the area’s leader in security sales and central station monitoring. Holmes Security Systems is the only U.L Approved installation company in Eastern NC owning and operating a U.L. Approved Central Monitoring Station.

With offices in Fayetteville, NC & Wilmington, NC we offer a wide variety of security & fire  solutions for commercial and residential applications.


In the event of an emergency, Holmes Security System’s Central Monitoring Station is the vital communication link between your home security system  or business security system and the appropriate emergency response agency. Located in our secure office in downtown Fayetteville, NC, our Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Approved monitoring center is operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our staff of knowledgeable, professionally trained Alarm Dispatchers are always on duty, standing by to notify the proper authorities in the event of an alarm condition.

Using the latest technology, our Monitoring Center maintains and supports back-up systems that include:

  • Computer Networks
  • Electrical Power
  • Alternative telecommunication routing
  • Redundant alarm transmissions
  • Internal disaster management procedures.
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Because of the phenomenal growth of Holmes Security Systems, and our need for additional office space in our Hay Street location, we are phasing out our gift store, Holmes Fine Gifts. 

Holmes Security, with offices in Fayetteville and Wilmington, has grown so large that we had to make a decision – keep our headquarters and UL Listed Central Monitoring Station in downtown Fayetteville or move to a new location.  We decided to honor our heritage and stay where we were founded 106 years ago in 1908, but to do that we have to phase out Holmes Fine Gifts in order to expand Holmes Security.

 Bear with us, and watch our progress as we transition Holmes Security into our larger, state-of-the art location.