Confidence is knowing your security system provider.
QEI Security & Technology provides a one-stop solution combining quality brands and superior service in home security systems, 24/7 security monitoring and home automation. With 35 years of experience in the security industry, we’re your South Carolina home security company with headquarters in the Charleston and offices in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Bluffton/Hilton Head and Greenville. Our home automation services, like climate control, entertainment, lighting and security, are powered by TEQHoM interactive.
How We Got Started
QEI Security & Technology was officially incorporated in 2013, but ran as a division of Quality Electric of the Coastal Carolinas, Inc. for several decades. The company’s roots run deep in South Carolina and the third generation is now at the helm of the family business.
In the 1950s Heywood Jacobs founded Quality Plumbing, an electrical and plumbing contractor. His daughter, Jennifer Sanders, worked for him and in 1979, she and Charlie Sanders transitioned the company to Quality Electric.
In 2008, Charlie and Jennifer’s son, Chad Sanders took the reigns as president, expanding the company throughout South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. Security and low voltage work was always part of Quality Electric’s business, however it became more sophisticated and dedicated in 2008, when a division was created within the company. Today, that division is QEI Security & Technology, but it’s still very possible you’ll talk with Jennifer Sanders if you call the office.
Chad says, “I grew up in this company. I can remember going to the Quality Plumbing shop and riding my big wheel. I chased all the trucks up and down the driveway. As I got older, I went on service calls with my dad and in middle and high school, I worked on a crew when I wasn’t playing baseball or football.”
In the past 10 years, the family business has grown exponentially – both in geography and size. As a separate company, QEI Security & Technology was able to move from just installing small AV systems and basic security to offer the full-range of home integration and automation.
“It was an honor to step into the business my dad and granddad created, and be given the opportunity to take it to the next level. And that’s what we’re doing.”