Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Truro, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Truro.
Truro Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Truro was ranked 88th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 87th in 2012. However, it was 41st for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 82nd in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Truro
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Truro 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.
Truro was originally the part of Wampanoag lands, the dominant indigenous group on Cape Cod when the pilgrims arrived in 1620. In fact, the first English settlers wanted to make landfall near modern-day Truro and Provincetown but deemed the area “unsuitable”. Just prior to 1700, the area was settled as part of Eastham but by 1709 split off to form Truro, named after a town of the same name in Cornwall, England.
What Truro is Known for…
During its early years industry, in Truro focused on fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding. However, difficult tides in the Lower Cape forced many of these businesses to abandon their efforts and move to neighboring towns—by the 1850s, the port of Truro was largely vacant. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, however, artists flocked to the town for its spectacular landscape and ideal light conditions. Today, the town is one of the most “exclusive” on the Cape with just over 2000 permanent residents and a strong tourist industry; over half of the town’s land area is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
List of Town Favorites
Blackfish—17 Truro Center Road
Savory and the Sweet Escape—316 Route 6
Terra Luna—104 Shore Road
Box Lunch—300 Route 6
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Looking for something to do in Truro? If you’re in down during the summer months, it’s worth checking out the town’s “Concert on the Green” series which run every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in Snow’s Park. Truro is also the site of Cape Cod’s first lighthouse, the Highland Light, which was built in 1797.
Famous People from Truro
Truro was home to a number of famous Americans, including artist Edward Hopper, singer-songwriter Patty Larkin, and actor Anthony Perkins.