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“Gardner”, Gloucester: wrong kind of gardener

“Gardner Security” burglar alarm, Gloucester • Finally, a gardener to keep up with all these botanical sounders – though one with poor spelling, and in possession of a lion. I assumed it was this Gardner Security, who lasted from 1981 to 2010, then became subsumed by Christie Intruder Alarms, the 42-year-old firm behind the famous CIA “crouching man” sounders. But a comment below tells me that this is a different Gardner Security, of Gloucester – who sold to Modern in the 1990s, thus ending up as part of ADT So now you know. • Spotted: Town centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1, England, 2008 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Gloucester

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  1. Gardner Security – a family owned company run by Colin Gardner, a somewhat local legend. Dan is almost correct, but not quite :).
    Gardner Security was a Gloucestershire company based in – um Gloucester. It had a massive client base and offered an excellant value for money service. The family business did exeptionally well, with its sons and daughter in the 80’s and 90’s. The Gardner business was another one to be swallowed by the ADT machine in the late 1990’s (Modern were long gone by this time).
    Despite the ADT system removing the old boxes, many still survive.

  2. I think you have the wrong Gardner security in your information above. The bell box shown above belonged to Gardner Security of Colford Gloucester which was sold to Modern Alarms in the 1990’s which is now part of ADT.

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