Security on Screen

​The Chubb company is synonymous with locks, but did you know that it was an early adopter of film for promoting its products?

About this event

​Through documentary footage of strong rooms, advertisements invoking fear of burglary, and investigations into armoured cash-carrying vans, this event shows how film shaped the public’s awareness of security issues across the twentieth century. The event will begin with a short introduction.

This event derives from a partnership between the LMA and researchers at the University of Leeds investigating the history of security and the security industry, with a focus on the Chubb and Son collection. The research project ‘Security for Sale in Modern Britain’ is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.



London Metropolitan Archives

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