About Us

A Local Security Leader Providing Innovative Products & Reliable Services

Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm is proud of the reputation it has built over the years. We have spent more than 85 years as the largest independently owned and operated alarm company in Upstate South Carolina. Since 1925 we have been providing outstanding customer service that is second to none. We are presently operated by the third generation of the founding family in Belton, South Carolina. We are not just a burglar and fire alarm company. We are a security integrator, which means that we can assist our clients with a multitude of security solutions to meet their needs.

We have grown from a small installing company and manufacturer of alarm equipment in our early years to a leader in electronic protection of all kinds today. We have kept pace through the years with the evolution from the use of contacts, grills, and gongs to the age of electric eyes, PIRs and high definition surveillance cameras. We can boast of a service reputation over the years that is second to none. The most important characteristic of our business is that we have never lost the personal touch with our customers. We recognize that the customer is the most important team player in our business.

Our company was established in 1925 by W. Clarence Clinkscales, and then handed down through the generations. The company is now owned by Hack Clinkscales Jr. and family. Hack has been with the company since 1974. Over the years the company had franchise offices in Miami, Atlanta, Norfolk, Hendersonville, Charleston, and Birmingham. Our current technicians have a combined total of 110 years of experience in the security industry.


This confirms the belief that our success could never have been possible without the dedication and loyalty of our personnel. In addition, our success would not have been possible without the loyalty and support of our valued customers. We would like to thank everyone for continuing to be a member of our family of satisfied customers through the years. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to provide our customers with outstanding service and state of the art technology.