Historic South Carolina Company Joins the Family

Our expansion continues with the acquisition of a well-respected and 99-year-old security provider in South Carolina. Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Company provides burglar alarm, fire alarm, CCTV, video surveillance and alarm monitoring services throughout upstate South Carolina. The company was founded by W. Clarence Clinkscales, who owned a wholesale grocery distribution company before expanding into the alarm industry. For nearly 100 years, Southern Burglar has built a legacy on doing what’s best for customers and employees.

“My grandfather got into ‘electric security’ in 1925 after his own business was broken into and robbed,” said Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm’s president Hack Clinkscales. “From that day forward, my grandfather set the foundation for our company’s values and principles, practicing honesty and integrity for our clients and employees, just as he would expect for his own family. After serving in World War II, my father Hack Clinkscales, Sr. became the second-generation owner/operator, and then I followed suit in 1975 after college. I trust our new partners to carry on our legacy and keep the same feeling of being a local security provider.”

Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm’s low customer attrition and low employee turnover are a direct result of the culture fostered by the Clinkscales family. With our combined support and resources, day-to-day operations will continue under Southern Burglar’s leadership, highly skilled technicians, and dedicated staff.