It’s 1986 , the childhood home of Graham Mcneilly in Chelmsford is burgled , Graham makes a Burglar Alarm from a diagram in a school science book .
This simple battery powered system was to become the beginning of a successful business born in the back garden shed .
Graham starts fitting alarms for friends and family , an advert was placed in the Essex chronicle and alarms conforming to the British standard 4737 were supplied and fitted to the general public in and around Essex .
In 1992 Trend Alarms starts to operate from an office in Duke street Chelmsford , expanding in 1993 to an office in Walthamstow east London .
Now securing contracts with local authorities and national accounts with high street chains Trend expands rapidly over the next 30 years with branches in Essex , London , Hertfordshire , Beds and Bucks .