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“Direct”, Beckenham: terror eyes

“Direct Security” burglar alarm, Beckenham • Aha, there’s room on top of this burglar alarm for a really avant-garde pigeon deterrent. Nothing as mundane as spikes, though: how about a pretend owl with a rotating head at £16.99 (below), an ultrasonic sound system for just £880.55, or – barmiest of all – a giant orange balloon with animated “terror eyes“, only £70.90? No? Kind of shows why pigeon spikes are so popular. • Spotted: High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Beckenham

Above, barmy so-called bird scarers: swivelly-headed owl, ultrasonic sound system and giant orange “terror eyes” ball

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