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“Minerva Integrated Security”, Camden: tasteful square


“Minerva Integrated Security Services Ltd” burglar alarm, Camden • This is a very recent square design, so tasteful it resembles a Bang & Olufson speaker. At one point I thought such squares were going to take over the entire burglar alarm world, which would have been a bit dull; but they seem to have had their day already, and while not exactly rare, aren’t a common sight either. I don’t know if this firm is any relation to the venerable AFA Minerva of old – presumably not, as their website says they were formed in 2005. I can’t work out what the jittery circular logo is meant to suggest, if anything – certainly not the Roman goddess the firm takes its name from. • Spotted: Great Russell Street, Camden, London, WC1, England, 2011 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Holborn and St Pancras

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  1. Odyssey 5 -there is also a ‘compact’ version of the same box which can look quite good too, if used right. Usually looks lost on a 2 storey 3 bed house though which is how a local firm uses it with badly spaced text only black screenprint.

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