As experts in security systems in Greenville, NC, we get a lot of questions about what makes a safe home. We get questions like “What kind of equipment do you need?” and ” How should it look?”. The answer is that a lot of factors go into a safe home. To help with that a little, here is the anatomy of a safe house.


At it’s core, you need to have a safe home externally to ward off burglars. That means you need to have a well groomed yard free of structures people can sneak or hide behind. In addition, keep wiring concealed. They often look for wiring around the exterior of a house. This is because a savvy criminal can cut it to disable the security system. That would be a disaster. Keep them concealed.

Most important of all, you should remember that most thieves don’t rob a home with people in it. Burglars are looking for homeowners who are away from their dwelling for a long period. They may case your home and habits for a while to see how long you typically are away, or they may look for signs for when you’re on vacation, such as mail build-up. Automatic timers are great ways to turn lights on and off while you’re away. If they think you’re home, they’ll probably leave your house alone. If you’re interested in what apps can help you do this, take a look at some of our favorites..


The eyes and ears of your security system are the cameras. They are what enable us to conduct 24 hour local surveillance to make sure you’re safe. Just as you use your senses to keep yourself safe, the right cameras do the same. Of course the idea of cameras and other recording equipment brings up its own set of questions:

  • Should it be wired or wireless?
  • How well should it be hidden?
  • What type and how many different types should I have?

The answer is, it all depends on your house and where you live.

Security System

Just as you need a brain to control of your functions, your home needs an alarm system to help conduct all of the precautions you need.  At East Coast Security, our systems immediately inform emergency authorities and warn homeowners of any potential dangers. Seeing that a home even has an alarm system often prevents a burglary attempts.

For over 45 years, East Coast Security Systems has been building lasting relationships with home owners, businesses, educational facilities, industries and health care organizations throughout eastern North Carolina. Our primary services include the sale and 24-hour LOCAL monitoring of residential and commercial burglary and fire protection, security cameras and access control. We also offer a host of specialty services that cater to the unique needs of our clients. If you’re interested, request a quote so you can get started.