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  1. Hi
    I worked for Peters Alarms in Finchley a subsidery of Combat Alarms back in 1972-73 as a installation engineer,I often went to Combats offices in Highbury to collect alarm equipment from their stores.Before that i worked for Shield Protection in Farringdon London (Shield Alarms) and fitted many of these bell boxes around London,Kent,Essex etc.Happy days,Cheers Stephen.

    • Do you know if you still got a few of those combat alarms systems leying about. I’ll be happy to buy one of you if you do still have one

  2. Happy New Year everyone. Let’s hope it’s going to be a year when us alarm installers fit many more new bell boxes.
    What Andy didn’t say, was the Combat Alarms was started and owned by his father!
    At least one Combat bell still exists in Brick Lane. Still see a few of these around. Took one down once. Had a 6″ under done bell! SAB module and as you can see, a single pole bell tamper loop through the cover.

  3. Wow nice find Vici, this is a rare type Combat bell box without the knights head logo. Combat was stated in 1964 (I’m told it was the day I was born) and sold to Modern Alarms in 1978.
    A very happy new year to you Vici and also to all the bell box fans who follow the blog religiously!

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