Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Bedford, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Bedford.
Bedford Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Bedford was ranked 253rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 254th in 2012. However, it was 273rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 241st in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Bedford
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Bedford 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.
Bedford was first settled in 1640, originally as part of the neighboring town, Concord. Finally it was incorporated in 1729 by taking pieces of land from both Concord and Billerica.
What Bedford is Known for…
Like many other towns in Middlesex County, Bedford is best known for its Colional and Revolutionary history. Originally settled with fifty households, the community thrived as a farming society and later had involvement in the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the most notable piece of history is the Bedford Battle Flag, the oldest battle flag that is still intact in the U.S. The flag is now on display in the Bedford Public Library. This was the first U.S. flag used in the war and was carried by Minutemen to the Battle of Concord, at the Old North Bridge.
Bedford is now a small suburb in Middlesex County. With a population of just over 12,000 the largest portion comes from the Hanscom Air Force Base. Hanscom serves as both a civilian and military airport base. They actually established the base to prepare for WWII after the U.S. granted $40 million to build 250 national air force bases..
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Among the most noteworthy historic sites in Bedford are, the Old Burying Ground, The Wilson Mill and the Job Lane House which is open to tours from May-December. Job Lane was the grandson of one of the original settlers and his son, also named Job was a minuteman who was one of the first wounded in the Battle of Concord.
You can find many Bedford residents on the Concord River during the summer months. Some activities they enjoy are fishing, swimming and kayaking. You can also find many residents during the summer at Springs Brook and Sprinkler Park. Get there early though because parking fills up fast! Another popular spot is the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge has many hiking trails and numerous bird species.
Famous People from Town
Doug Ardito was born in Bedford, and is now the bass and guitar player for the band Puddle of Mudd, who produced multiple number one rock singles most notably “Blurry” which won two Billboard Awards in 2002.
Doug Coombs was a world famous skier from Bedford who tragically died saving after his friend from a fall in France. Coombs brought a larger following to skiing and to extreme skiing. Coombs as well as five others made up the “Extreme-6,” who at their peak were considered the best in the world. After his death part of the Jackson Hole mountain, which he frequently visited, was named after him.
Wilbur Wood is a former pitcher and three time All- Star for the Boston Red Sox and other MLB teams. He threw a great knuckleball pitch. Furthermore, after retiring Wood returned to his home state of Massachusetts and currently resides in Bedford.
American Alarm Knows Bedford, MA
Home security lives at the intersection of technology,service and community. American Alarm also provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Bedford. We know the community and pride ourselves on our unsurpassed technology and customer service.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Bedford area for decades. We know the landscape and have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) and live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in Bedford, MA
Imagine this, your cat awakens you in the middle of the night. She is making very odd noises and will not let up until you get up and follow her. As you enter your kitchen you discover a burglar on his knees in the process of picking a lock on your rear slider door. What would you do?
Unfortunately, one of our customers experienced this frightening event before she contacted us. Thankfully the burglar ran off when he saw her enter the kitchen. Up until then she only had her beloved pet to give her warning that something was happening. Now her monitored burglar alarm system will send help if needed. Also the window stickers and emergency response locator signs will serve as a deterrent for would be burglars.