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“Vitesse”, Westminster: ooh la la

“Vitesse” burglar alarm, City of Westminster • Ooooh la la – this is French for “quickness”. The stylish two-tone logo looks straight out of a 1970s Gallic sci fi movie (or maybe off a 1990s Daft Punk CD sleeve), and sports a tick (the mark, not the insect) which, though popular on deodorants, is a rare alarm trope. The box itself is an unusual flattish metal design, the same as this rusty old Mayfair Selby /York Alarm Centre effort. • Spotted: Berwick Street, City of Westminster, London, W1, England, 2012 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Cities of London and Westminster

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  1. ive seen these orange strips on old silver ADT boxes from the early 90’s, i presume this bit is the strobe.

  2. Does any know who made these, apart from “Alarms Centre’s” & “Minster” I’ve never seen one outside of North Yorkshire.

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