Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Manchester-by-the-Sea.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Manchester-by-the-Sea was ranked 252nd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 258th in 2012. It was 264th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 265th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Manchester-by-the-Sea 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.
Manchester, also known as Manchester-by-the-Sea, was first settled in 1629, and just over fifteen years later it became incorporated as a town. The town was originally named “Jeffrey’s Creek,” however in 1800, after many residents of New England and “Jeffrey’s Creek” descended from Manchester, England, the name was changed to Manchester.
Prior to European settlers, a tribe of Agawam natives lived in the area under the leadership of Chief Masconomo who sold parcels of land to colonists. As settlers arrived, like many other native populations, the numbers greatly decreased. After being settled in 1629, Manchester-by-the-Sea flourished predominantly as a fishing community.
Through the nineteenth century, the fishing industry remained at the forefront, until it turned a page and became a summer vacation haven for wealthy residents of New England. Today, it maintains a strong vacation home presence with new homes to compliment the historic homes in town. The beaches, fishing and other marine attractions make this a strong cultural town of New England.
Among the recreation sites in town, the beaches are among the most popular, namely Singing Beach. Singing Beach is a half mile long beach frequented in part due to its proximity to Boston. Another popular site is the downtown. It maintains a historic feel as many shops have been there for what seems forever but it also has ties to the origins of the town.
Sprague Grayden is an actress that was born and raised in Manchester. After attending the public schools in town, she would go on to attend and graduate Columbia University as an American studies major. Since then she has become an actress, playing in roles in the TV shows, Six Feet Under, Jericho, 24 and most recently Low Winter Sun.
Joe Lloyd was a professional golfer from England. While growing up he played on the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, which was also known as Hoylake. After becoming a strong golfer he would move to France, where he became the first professional golfer in the country, where he played for the Pau Golf Club. He would later split his time between France and during the summer in Manchester, where he became the Club Professional at Essex Country Club. His biggest accomplishment in golf came in 1897, when he won the U.S. Open.
Nat Faxon was born and raised in Manchester, in 1975. After attending the local Brookwood School, he would attend Holderness School and eventually Hamilton College, where he would graduate from in 1997. Since his time in college, Faxon has become involved in film production, working on films such as Beerfest, Bad Teacher, Zoo Keeper and in 2012, he won an Oscar Award for the screenplay for the film The Descendents.
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Manchester-by-the-Sea 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 Manchester-by-the-Sea 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.
Often times people think of a home security and fire alarm system as serving its purpose by protecting the property when the residents aren’t home, or when they are fast asleep. But on one occasion, for an American Alarm customer in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, the fire alarm system saved the day while they were having dinner.
Fire Alarm System Saves Family And Guests During Party
The family was hosting guests for a weekend party and had just sat down to eat when the fire alarm sounded. There was smoke in the basement. The homeowner quickly responded with a hand-held fire extinguisher and put down the flames. Or so it seemed. It turned out the fire continued to smolder, undetected by the family which returned to the dinner table. But the American Alarm system detected the growing danger. Always at the ready, a dispatcher at American Alarm’s 24-hour command center had the fire department on the way in time to save the home.
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, United States
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