Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Sandwich, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Sandwich.
Sandwich Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Sandwich was ranked 146th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 128th in 2012. It was 116th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 70th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Sandwich
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Sandwich 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.
Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod; as of 2014, the town was 375 years old. A group from Saugus originally settled the town in 1637 with the blessing of the Plymouth Colony. By 1639, the town was incorporated and named for the seaport of Sandwich, Kent, England. In 1884 the Sandwich lost a portion of its territory when a number of settlers chose to secede and form the town of Bourne. Today, Sandwich is home to just over 20,000 residents.
What Sandwich is Known for…
Early industry in Sandwich focused on seafaring endeavors, given its access to a shallow harbor and consideration as a possible canal site. In 1825, however, Deming Jarves founded the Sandwich and Boston Glass Factory. With abundant local timber resources to fuel glass-fires the company prospered and became well known for its creation of colored lead glass. Today, tourism is the dominant industry in Sandwich.
List of Town Favorites
Ice Cream Sandwich—66 Route 6A
Cafe Chew—Merchants Square, Route 6A
Beth’s Bakery and Cafe—16 Jarves Street
The Brown Jug—155 Main Street
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Sandwich is home to a number of historic attractions such as the Heritage Museums and Gardens, the Wing Fort House, Sandwich Glass Museum, and the Green Briar Nature Center. It’s also worth checking out the oldest grist mill on Cape Code, the Dexter Grist Mill, and taking a stroll down the Sandwich boardwalk or enjoying one of the town’s many art galleries, rare book shops, and antique dealers.
Famous People from Sandwich
A number of famous Americans have called Sandwich home. There’s Thorton Burgess, author of popular children’s story Peter Rabbit, and celebrity chef “Duff” Goldman. NHL legend Bobby Orr is also a part-time resident and co-owner of the The Ridge Club in Sandwich.