Central Security History

Central Security Systems

… incorporated in December of 1985. The family business was started by Dick, Darlene and Don Harpster. Our office moved to its 370 NW Broad St. in downtown Southern Pines in 1988. Bill Harpster, who joined the business in 1990, became Vice-President in 1997. Jason Harpster worked as a security technician part time during college and became General Manager in 2010.

Sandhills Home Theater was formed as a division of Central Security Systems in 1996 and have been CEDIA members since 1997.
Central Security started setting up their AES radio network in 2001.
Sandhills Home Theater began working with the Town of the Southern Pines and started the Movie in the Pines series in the downtown park in 2012. We received Community Service Awards from the Town of Southern Pines in 2012-2014.
Members of the North Carolina Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (now the Electronic Security Association) since 1989. Board members in 1994-1998 and 2006-2015. Dick Harpster served as President 1997, 2006, & 2007. Ron Jackson served as President 2013.
Southern Pines Business Association members since 1991. Board members since 2012

  • Received Regional Dealer of the Year award in 2011.
  • Received Highest Dealer Growth award from Vigilant in 2010.
  • Crest Top Customer Award 2006.
  • Galaxy New Dealer of the Year award 2004.

Most of our employees have been
with us a long time:

  • Greg (1989)
  • Ron (1997)
  • Ryan (1999)
  • Jeff (2000)
  • John (2001)
  • Tim (2002)
  • Will (2002)
  • Josh (2004)
  • Trey (2006)
  • Shaun (2010)
  • Jessica (2011)
  • Robert (2011)
  • Andria (2015)
  • Mike (2015)
  • Cody (2015)

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