• Short Summary

    Film demonstrates effectiveness of various crime prevention devices.

  • Description


    M/S of a man with a briefcase in his hand walking down the street. Another man appears and tries to steal the briefcase. Briefcase has an alarm which is activated as soon as the thief touches it. Thief drops the briefcase and runs off. M/S of the briefcase on the pavement. C/U shot of a leather strap with a little tail. M/S of man's hands as he attaches the strap to his wrist. The tail goes into the socket on the briefcase. Man opens the briefcase (it is a money box) and switches the alarm on. C/U of the switch. Man fills the box with money. C/U shot of the man's face as he works. He closes the box, locks it up and leaves the room. M/S of the man on the street again. 'Thief' runs towards him again but this time they demonstrate the use of the alarm together. When alarm starts, the only way to stop it is to use the key, open the briefcase and switch it off.

    M/S of a man putting money in his waistcoat. C/U shot of a hand zipping 'an inside pocket' of the waistcoat up after stuffing it with money. If the thief wants the money, he gets the man with it. C/U shot of hands holding a safe door device which dials 999 when safe is disturbed. Device is attached to the safe door with a magnet. C/U shot of the device (round steel thing) attached to the safe door.

    M/S of a jeweller showing a ring to a girl. There is a jewellery box at the counter. The girl tries the ring on. As she talks to the jeweller, a young man runs towards the counter and tries to steal the box, but the moment he lifts it up, a very loud alarm noise starts. Jewellery box alarm activates when the box is lifted from the surface, explains the voiceover.

    In the bank, a money drawer can be closed by using both, hand and foot switch. Several shots demonstrating advantages of the device.

    Note: Combined print for this item is missing. The story has natural sound.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:54:00 / 01:19:17:00
    CP 232

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