Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for North Andover, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with information for those living in or considering moving to North Andover.
North Andover Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, North Andover was ranked 95th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 and was 268th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000”.
American Alarm’s History in North Andover
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the North Andover area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
North Andover History
North Andover was settled in 1644 and was named after the home of many of the settlers from Andover, England. As the town grew, it eventually split into two separate towns North Andover, and Andover. North Andover was incorporated in 1855.
What North Andover is Known for…
Of the two Andovers, North Andover was the first to be settled. The town spread both South and West of its original plot of land and formed a rift between the old center and the newly settled center. The split between the two towns came in 1709 as a new church was built in the new settlement; however, it wasn’t until 1855 that the towns officially became separate.
During the Salem Witch Trials, Joseph Ballard and his wife were Arlington residents who deeply believed that there were witches in the Andovers, so they recruited the help of younger women to help identify who they deemed witches. Over forty of the Andovers residents were convicted of witchcraft and three were executed. It wasn’t until twenty years later the convictions were overturned.
During the Revolutionary War, North Andover and Andover established a militia of 350 men who were set to march to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, however they arrived late and didn’t see battle until the Battle of Bunker Hill. Following the war, and until the Civil War, North Andover had established itself as a small agricultural town, however after siding with the Union in the Civil War, many of the Andovers residents participated in the underground railroad, and upwards of 600 residents of the Andovers participants saw battle in the war.
Today North Andover serves predominantly as a bedroom community, with some industry in the town, with companies like AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Some of the best North Andover has to offer is it’s parks and recreation. Both Steven’s Pond and Harold Parker State Forest offer biking, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, scenic views and swimming. Apart from the recreational areas, many historic houses dating to the 17th and 18th century can be found like Stevens house, Faulkner house, Abiel Stevens house, and the Parson Barnard house.
Famous People from North Andover
Zak DeOssie plays in the NFL for the New York Giants, where he plays as a Linebacker and Longsnapper. Zak grew up in North Andover, and is the son of former NFL player Steve DeOssie. After winning the Super Bowl with the Giants in 2010, Zak and Steve became the first father and son to win a Super Bowl with the same franchise in NFL history. Zak has been selected to two All-Star teams in 2008 and 2010.
Gerry Cheevers is a Boston sports legend, who played goalie at the professional level from 1956-1980 before becoming seventh best coach based on winning percentage in NHL history. Cheevers is best known for his reckless behaviors on the ice, and his iconic mask that features hundreds of stitch patterns.
Anne Bradstreet is best known for being the first published poet and female who lived in America. She moved to North Andover in 1646, where she would live until her death in 1672. Notably, some of her most famous works are To My Dear and Loving Husband, Another and Before the Birth of One of Their Children.
American Alarm Knows North Andover, MA
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in North Andover. Our technology and customer service are unsurpassed, but also because we know their community.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the North Andover area for decades. We know the landscape. We have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve. This means our customers are our neighbors.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in North Andover, MA
For many customers the most worrisome part of having a home security system installed is the craftsmanship of the installation in general. One North Andover customer in particular canceled and rescheduled his appointment with one of our customer service representatives several times before he decided to learn how we would handle this common concern. He feared that wiring the house would be difficult, as well as intrusive and messy.
During the customer’s consultation it was explained that although some houses can be difficult to wire, our staff includes expert installers who are great at hiding wires. Still a little uneasy this customer allowed American Alarm to install his home security and fire alarm system as well as a BOSE home theatre system. Our installers performed well above the customer’s expectation. Not a single wire was exposed or out of place.