Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Medford, MA. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Medford.
Medford Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Medford was ranked 105th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013. However, it was 151st for “Most Burglaries per 100,000”.
American Alarm’s History in Medford
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Medford 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.
After being settled as part of Charlestown in 1630, it was named ‘Mistick,’ after the Mystic river which runs through the town. In 1634, the name was changed to “Meadford,” this was a testament to the river combining the words ‘meadow’ and ‘ford,’ which was eventually shortened to Medford upon its incorporation in 1892.
What Medford is Known for…
After being founded in 1630, Medford became the fourth oldest settlement in the country. This settlement was best known for agriculture in town, which was complemented by the fast flowing Mystic River. The local economy was benefitted by a bridge that stretched across the Mystic and opened trade routes to Boston and surrounding towns. The traffic through town and the river brought new industries and manufacturers allowing for Medford to secede from Charlestown and become incorporated as its own town.
By the time of the incorporation, among the various industries in town were brick, rum, ship and tile manufacturers. These manufacturers brought new opportunities for many, and the populations increased rapidly; in 1800 the population was around 1,000 people the rapid growth saw 17,000 new residents come to Medford by 1900.
Today Medford’s population floats around 55,000 people and is home to the world famous Tufts University as well as a variety of landmarks.
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Among the many historic sites in town, among the most prominent are the Medford Historical Society and the Peter Tufts House. The Medford Historical Society, is the site of the third largest collection of prints from the Civil War in the world. The collection is home to 5,000 pieces of history. The Peter Tufts House, built in 1678, is the oldest brick house in the country. It has housed a plethora of descendants from the Tuft family, the namesake of Tufts University.
Famous People from Medford, MA
Michael Bloomberg is the former Mayor of New York City, a position he held from 2001-2014. Growing up, Bloomberg’s family bounced around the different cities and suburbs of Boston before settling in Medford, where he would spend numerous years. After attending both John Hopkins University and Harvard Business School, he worked as an investment banker.
Amelia Earhart is best known for her flight that made her the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Although she was born in Kansas, she frequently bounced around to many places as she grew older, and in the 1920’s she arrived in Medford where she would reside for some time, working as a teacher and a social worker. While here she became the first person to fly out of Dennison Airport in Quincy. It was after this that her career took off becoming a pilot and reached celebrity status.
Keith Tkachuk was born in nearby Melrose, although he was raised in Medford. He is best known for his nineteen year NHL career, during which he played for four teams. After playing for Malden Catholic High School, he would attend Boston University before being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets as the nineteenth overall pick in the 1990 NHL Draft. During his career, he would be selected to five All-Star teams, and became one of four American players to score 500 goals and one of eight American players to score 1,000 points.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in Medford, MA
Our best source for new burglar alarm system business is the people who know us, our existing customers. They know we will do our best to provide quality service. That is why they continue to recommend us to their family and friends.
One customer referred us to her mother in Medford who was in need of a monitored home security alarm. Her home was broken into a week prior to contacting us. This violation caused her great concern and many sleepless nights. When she called to inquire about alarm system installation our customer service representative made an appointment to meet with her the same day.
Understanding her concerns we installed a monitored burglar alarm system. This not only protects her property while she is away but also when she is at home. The programmed panic and emergency fire buttons add an extra sense of security and peace of mind.