Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Billerica, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Billerica.
Billerica Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Billerica was ranked 163rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 171st in 2012. It was 193rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 209th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Billerica
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Billerica 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.
First settled by settlers in the 1630’s, Billerica was originally a Praying Indian town. After receiving a grant to settle the land in 1641, Billerica started a settlement and in 1655 it was incorporated and named after the town in England named Billericay. Billerica is unique in that it is the only town with that name in the United States.
What Billerica is Known for…
Billerica was first known as being the location of a Praying Indian settlement. Praying Indians were natives that were converted by European settlers to their religion, Christianity. John Elliott was the leader of this settlement, which reached over 1,000 in numbers.
After the Praying Indian settlement started to vanish, the new village for settlers was created. This village was primarily supported by the agriculture in the town, and the fish and nutrients brought in by the Shawsheen and Concord Rivers running through the town. As the American Industrial Revolution came, Billerica followed suit and became a more developed town. Mills were built along both the Concord and Shawsheen Rivers. These mills would produce and manufacture goods ranging from textile to paper, to tanneries.
Since then, Billerica has become one of the larger towns in Middlesex county with a population that numbers just over 40,000. It is also the home of the Middlesex Canal, built in 1794, it became the first canal built in the country.
Listing of Billerica Favorites
Sichuan Gourmet – 502 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Mangia Mangia – 430 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821
The Pongal – 786 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Garrison’s – 303 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Newtowne Grill of Billerica – 838 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Short List of Historical Places or Recreation Spots
Among the popular leisure places in Billerica are Nutting Lake and Miccozzi Beach. In the summer months, residents are drawn to the small family beach that also has a volleyball court, basketball court, a playground as well as fishing and kayak access. For historic sites in the town, there are two major sites, the Middlesex Canal and the Mills Historic District. While the Middlesex Canal is no longer in operation, there are paths that still outline where the canals ran through. Along the paths are markers displaying where different important points were along the canal. The Mills District is a location along the Concord River where The C.P. Talbot & Company had buildings. The operations lasted over 100 years until it closed in 1956
List of Famous People from Billerica
Asa Pollard was born and raised in Billerica in 1735. In 1775, he enlisted in the military and first saw battle in the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19th of that year. He is best known as being the first casualty of a later battle, the Battle of Bunker Hill on July 15, 1775.
Tom Fitzgerald is a retired NHL player who spent seventeen years playing in the league. Through the course of his career Fitzgerald amassed 139 goals and 190 assists, good for 329 career points. Fitzgerald spent his final year of his career in Boston playing for the Bruins. He is also known for being the first player to score two goals on the same penalty-kill.
Tom Glavine is a former MLB All-Star who retired in 2008 after a incredibly successful twenty-two year career. Glavine was born in Concord, but was raised in Billerica where he was a standout in both baseball and hockey. After graduating from Billerica Memorial High School in 1984, he was drafted in both the NHL and MLB drafts, but elected to pursue baseball as a career. Throughout his twenty-two years he was a ten time All-Star, a World Series Champion and he won four Silver Slugger and two Cy Young awards.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in Billerica, MA
A break-in at one’s home can be devastating. Not just because of the potential loss of property, but because of the damage done to one’s sense of comfort and security. Such was the case for one family in Billerica that eventually turned to American Alarm for help.
American Alarm Helps Rebuild Billerica Family’s Sense of Security After Burglary
The family’s home was vandalized and burglarized. They lost many precious personal items. But the biggest loss was that from the moment the crime was discovered, members of the family were afraid to be at home. American Alarm was contacted to help rebuild that sense of security. We installed a comprehensive home security system, which offered state-of-the-art protection at a reasonable price the family could afford. Since then, the family has rested easier knowing that the professional staff at our Security Command Center are watching over the home, 24-7, and help is always just seconds away should they need it.