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“Renard Systems”, Winchester: docile

“Renard Systems” burglar alarm, Winchester • Renard is the French for fox – less embarrassing in English than the German Fuchs, under discussion here. It derives from Reynard, who was a cunning fox-cum-peasant-hero in a hugely poplar series of medieval satirical tales, always getting one over on the big-wigs. To this day foxes are celebrated as being smart and cunning, but they are also viewed by many as murderous thieves – so it’s never clear on burglar alarms whether the fox represents the hunter, or the hunted. This one has a rather docile expression, and I’m guessing Renard is the proprietor’s name. • Spotted: Town centre, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Winchester

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  1. Hey Burglar Alarm Britain, thanks for the coverage……glad you like our vigilant fox logo, although on the next batch I’ll make him more mean looking….

    Dave Butterfield

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