Nelson Alarms is a family owned company with a history of putting customers first and consistently providing the best possible services and products. The business began in 1979 as Peter Laing Electrical, an electrical contracting business. Peter Laing built his client base through solid relationships and a reputation of good workmanship and had a focus on training apprentices to grow the business. In 1989, Peter and wife Sheryl planned a two year stay in Sheryl's home town of Cairns, North Queensland. Peter employed an electrician he had trained himself to manage the business during this time. Working in Australia for a large electrical company exposed Peter to many large scale projects, which increased his experience and confidence in doing business at a greater scale.