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“Crown”, City of Westminster: weedy update

“Crown” burglar alarm, City of Westminster • I debated whether to put this in, because it’s almost the same as yesterday’s, and I said my somewhat irascible piece about crowns then. However, at the risk of being hoist by my own anti-History Channel petard, this is a sad example of how burglar alarm design degenerated from its glory days of sturdy metal boxes and proud ridged roundels to the tacky, plasticky nothings that booted them out. Look how much worse this weedy update has worn and faded than yesterday’s fine original. And as for the bland corporate font – it doesn’t even conjure up the Nazis! And what kind of a sorry excuse for a burglar alarm is that? • Spotted: Horseferry Road, City of Westminster, London, SW1, England, 2004 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Cities of London and Westminster


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  1. Vici as you are having a purge of crown logos, please don’t leave out Crown Security based in SW19. There must be numerous boxes out there because they started back in 1982.

  2. Agree that this is the same Crowne Security as yesterday. Tried calling the 0800 number, this being a different number than on yesterdays bell box, however, this number was also unobtainable, therefore, still no wiser as to who took this mob over.

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