Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Acton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Acton.
Acton Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Acton was ranked 220th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 181st in 2012. It was 234th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 229th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Acton
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Acton 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.
What Acton is Known for…
Acton is probably best known for its involvement in the Revolutionary War, which began through a letter sent to the King of England at the time, King George III, which outlined complaints with the government. The anniversary of the day this was sent is called the Crown Resistance Day, and is still celebrated today through re-enactments of battles and historic tours of Acton. As the war approached Acton assembled a militia that would go on to fight in the Battles of Lexington and Concord; the militia was captained by Isaac Davis who died in battle, becoming the first officer to die in the war.
After the war, Acton saw continued growth and by the mid-nineteenth century, during the Industrial Revolution, there were three grist mills and four saw mills in town. Acton also became one of the leading manufacturers of pencils in the country after Ebenezer Wood created a process that could create 144 pencils at once. Around the same time the Fitchburg Railroad came to Acton, helping increase commercialism in the town and allowed for trade from as far as New York. When the twentieth century rolled around Acton still was predominantly an agricultural town with a population just over 2,000. As suburban towns like Acton became more industrial, populations increased and by 1975 the population was 17,000. Today the population is around 22,000 people and Acton remains a predominantly suburban town with some industry.
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Many historic sites can still be found in Acton today, such as, the Hosmer house, the Faulkner House, and two science museums. Acton is also surrounded by nature, with both manmade and natural elements. Places like “Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area (NARA),” is used year round, hosting sports during the spring through fall and a popular sledding hill in the winter, while is a large area of protected lands including the 53 acre Acton Arboretum which includes, butterfly, flower and an herb garden among the various trees, and the 400 acre Nashoba Brook conservation area.
Famous People from Acton
Steve Carell is an actor and comedian who became famous for roles such as Michael Scott in The Office, Frank Ginsburg in Little Miss Sunshine and Cal Weaver in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Although he was raised in Acton, he attended school in Acton where he graduated from the Fenn School and Middlesex School before attending Denison University as a History major.
Isaac Davis was captain of the Acton militia during the Revolutionary War, and also a gunsmith. He led his militia into the Battles of Lexington and Concord, where he was among the first soldiers to be fatally wounded and the first officer. He is honored in the town common with a statue which was created by Daniel Chester French.
Dan Duquette has served as General Manager of both the Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox and won MLB Executive of the year with both clubs. Currently Duquette works as Executive VP of Operations for the Baltimore Orioles. During his time with the Red Sox, Duquette and his family resided in Acton.
American Alarm Knows Acton, MA
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Acton because 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 Acton 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 Acton, MA
An Acton Resident Has A Special Request For American Alarm
One of our home security system customers in Acton came to American Alarm with an interesting request. The customer wanted to secure his home and the office located above his garage. The customer wanted both areas to arm separately and act as if they had their own system, and to be accessible by any keypad in the home. The home security solution we provided enabled the customer to arm the home portion of the security system while working in his office, and the office component of the security system when he left the office for the evening.