Holmes Security Systems is a division of Holmes Electric, Inc., a 106 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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Holmes Security recently attended the annual Honeywell Authorized Security Dealer convention in Orlando, Florida.  Once again we were awarded the coveted Honeywell Circle of Excellence award.  In fact, we have won this award 5 out of the last 7 years!

We consider this award to represent “the best all around”.  To win you must have sound business practices, strong customer service skills, and ethical and morally sound employees.  And you must embody Honeywell’s way of doing business.  To be recognized with this award is quite an honor.

In addition to the Circle of Excellence Award, we have also been recognized recently as the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Chamber’s Business of the Year, and as the Fayetteville Observer’s Readers’ Choice Award Winner for Best Home Security Company.