Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Dennis, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Dennis.
Dennis Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Dennis was ranked 9th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 10th in 2012. However, it was 3rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 2nd in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Dennis
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Dennis area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (150 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The town of Dennis was first settled in 1639 as part of Yarmouth, but separated and incorporated in 1793. Taking its name from resident minister Rev. Josiah Dennis, the town flourished; today, the population of Dennis is just under 15,000 split into five distinct villages each with its own post office: Dennis, Dennis Port, East Dennis, South Dennis, and West Dennis. With an ideal location across Cape Cod, the town is now a popular tourist destination.
What Dennis is Known for…
Too small and isolated for farming, Dennis quickly turned to shipbuilding and seafaring, centered on the Shiverick Shipyard. The town spans the width of Cape Cod, touching both Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound. The result was an ideal environment for sea trade to flourish; today, visitors come to see the stately colonial mansions along the coast and enjoy picture-perfect warm water beaches.
List of Town Favorites
Fin Seafood—800 Main Street
The Red Pheasant—905 Route 6A
Grumpy’s Restaurant—1408 Main Street
Sesuit Harbor Cafe—357 Sesuit Neck Road
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
If you’re in Dennis it’s worth stopping by one of the town’s many public beaches—try Corporation Beach and Howes Street Beach on the Northside, or Glendon and Haigis Beach on the Southside. Also located in Dennis is The Cape Playhouse, one of the oldest summer theaters in the country and also one of the best known. Legend has it that actress Bette Davis was discovered at the Cape while working as an usher.
Famous People from Dennis
Several well-known Americans have called Dennis home. There’s Mike Sherman, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, author Mary Higgens Clark and actress Amy Jo Johnson, along with Richard Valle, founder of the Valle’s Steak House restaurant chain.