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“Bell Intruder Alarms”, Aylesbury: Quasimodo

“Bell Intruder Alarms” burglar alarm, Aylesbury • This is presumably an updated version of yesterday’s design, now divested of its awkward diagonal logo, though the clip-art church bell remains. In reality, alarm bells are the circular kind that get hammered at high speed, so it’s not a strictly accurate portrayal; imagine how much more lively our streets would be if there really was a tiny church bell in every burglar alarm, being tolled by a mini-hunchback swinging on a rope. • Spotted: Cambridge Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Aylesbury

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  1. A burglar alarm box from my home town!!
    Bell Intruder Alarms grew very rapidly in the early 90’s and was very popular in and around Aylesbury, and then got taken over by a company called Certes security in 1995.
    i set off a silver version of this companies recently at a job i was doing and very disapointed that it was not a bell as i had always imagened but a siren..

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