Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Burlington, MA. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Burlington.
Burlington Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Burlington was ranked 69th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 49th in 2012. It was 238th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 199th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Burlington, MA
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Burlington 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.
Burlington was first settled in 1641, and was incorporated in 1799, with its name deriving from the English town Bridlington which is known for summer months tourism and shellfish trade.
What Burlington is known for…
Since the original settlements, some of the original estates are still intact. The Francis Wyman House being one of them was built in 1666 and is now open to the public. It was also named as one of top 1,000 places to visit in Massachusetts. From the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, most of the industry in the area was based around mills and farming, especially around Vine Brook, where mills both grist and saw mills functioned.
Since then, Burlington has become a suburban industrial town. After the construction of route 128, which started in 1927, Burlington became flooded with new residents and industry. From the years 1955-1965, the population tripled and Burlington became the fastest growing town in the state. In recent years Burlington has become famous for the large amount of technology companies in the area, even backed by the motto “Where technology goes to work.” They have also enjoyed recent success of the sports programs over the past 30 years sending four residents to the Olympics.
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
With the rapid rise in industry in Burlington, retail stores soon followed suit. Burlington is now full of shopping centers, namely the Burlington mall, but also major plazas like the Middlesex Commons and Wayside Commons. Burlington also has areas that remained untouched, the Landlocked Forest has over ten miles of biking, hiking, wildlife and plentiful wooded areas.
Famous People from Burlington
Jay Pandolfo is an NHL player most recently played for his hometown team Boston Bruins this past season. Pandolfo attended Burlington schools until graduating from Burlington High School in 1992.
Amy Poehler is an actress and comedian, starring in shows such as Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation. She has appeared in movies such as Baby Mama, Mean Girls and Shrek the Third. Although born in Newton, she moved to Burlington where she attended high school.
Mark Fusco and Scott Fusco are brothers born two years apart who both played in the 1984 Olympics on the men’s ice hockey team. Both are members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002, and were born and raised in Burlington although they didn’t attend school there.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in Burlington, MA
Carbon monoxide (CO) is often called the silent killer. If a furnace or chimney malfunctions, CO can build up to deadly levels in a home. Even before the recent passage of Nicole’s Law in Massachusetts requiring CO detectors in all homes, an American Alarm customer in Burlington opted to include CO detectors in their home security system.
American Alarm Integrates a CO Detector and Burglar Alarm For a Burlington Family
The family had just bought a colonial home at the end of a cul-de-sac in one of Burlington’s many fine neighborhoods. The home was situated so the rear deck and sliding glass doors were completely hidden from view. This is a potential point of entry for a burglar. American Alarm’s professional staff took special care to protect that area of the home from intrusion. The integrated CO detectors for the system give then peace of mind. They are protected from the silent killer of carbon monoxide.