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fire alarm box

A small box, usually red, having a thin sheet of glass or plastic which, if broken, activates a fire alarm system.
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About a minute later Houghton rang Gladwin and the call used a mast in the city very close to the call box.
Crawford also saddles Call Box under Hawick's Craig Nichol in the Conditional Jockeys' Festival Trial Handicap Hurdle.
Port said the work will also replace the pay phone with an emergency call box.
Staff at Norwich Union in Exeter received a series of nuisance calls made from a call box on Birmingham's Broad Street.
Admiral Lord Nelson, were he alive today, would be what the Americans call box office.
Now there is a solution--in the form of waiting areas equipped with a call box for help, most of them on stairwell landings.
He said the most common calls to 999 are from people locked out of their home or car, or who are stuck in a call box with no cash.
If CCTV can capture the area where the call box is used, security can also view the scene live when the call comes in, which can help the dispatcher to accurately assess the situation.
Simply by pushing a button on a workstation call box, which sends a radio signal at 2.4 GHz, a team member calls for additional parts.
By dialling a One.Tel freefone number from a call box or your hotel room while travelling abroad you can make calls from 29p to 85p a minute depending on the country you are in - cheap compared to mobile charges.
Palestinian officials say 29-year-old Osama Jawabreh, for security reasons, preferred to use the public call box outside his home rather than a cellular phone.