Two Staffordshire- based entrepreneurs who invented a pioneering security system now have 250 orders for the high-tech device just months after starting out in business.
Adam Lees and Kelvin Cushman set up secureBOX last year after developing a system which uses wireless technology to monitor premises and links to mobile phones using text messages.
The company started up with the help of a £10,000 grant from Innovation Networks, which is funded by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands.
The pair - based at Hilton Hall - are now expecting to turn over £500,000 in their first year after successfully launching secureBOX.
SecureBOX is a central alarm system that uses sensors to detect the movements of intruders which can then be beamed to security guards via a mobile phone.
It is hoped the system could revolutionise security, slashing costs to companies who need to leave premises unmanned overnight. The system requires no fitting while it can also run on batteries.
Adam, aged 32, said: "We both had a background in CCTV systems and gradually came up with this idea over a number of years before we decided we really had to go for it. It is a system that can be hired out, for as long or as little, as the protection is needed, at a fraction of the price of security guards.
"We are convinced secure-BOX is the best security system of its type on the market and the demand we've had, not just in the UK but internationally, has been tremendous."
Kelvin said: "When we got the grant from Innovative Networks we were both on the dole - the money gave us that lift we needed to enable us to get where we are now."
AWM deputy chairman Norman Price said: "Kelvin and Adam should be an inspiration to all entrepreneurs who have a dream of going into business for themselves."