Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Wilmington, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Wilmington.
Wilmington Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Wilmington was ranked 204th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 206th in 2012. However, it was 249th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 222nd in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Wilmington
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Wilmington 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.
The area that is now Winchester was first settled by European colonists in 1640. Winchester was formed in 1850, when parts from Arlington, Cambridge, Medford and Woburn seceded and formed the town Winchester. The name Winchester came as a testament to Lieutenant Colonel William Parsons Winchester after he made a large payment toward the construction of a town hall in Winchester.
What Winchester is Known for
Winchester was first settled by then residents of Charlestown, and the area was called “Waterfield,” a reference to the many nearby bodies of water. The development in town was slow with the original settlement being a mostly agrarian based. However, mills were constructed along the rivers in town and the construction of the Middlesex Canal allowed for easier and better trade routes to Boston and other nearby towns and cities.
As the Industrial Revolution came and new trade routes were opened through the Middlesex Canal, many industries popped up along the rivers, including the production of leather goods, lumber, luxury items and shoes. Today, Winchester is known for the excellent public school systems, and with a population of around 20,000 it is still able to maintain its close-knit feel.
Listing of Winchester Favorites
A Tavola – 34 Church St, Winchester, MA 01890
Andrea’s Pizza – 883 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890
Gloria’s Pizza – 920 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890
Imari Fusion – 14 Thompson St, Winchester, MA 01890
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Among the more popular recreation sites in town are Borggaard Beach and Splash Park and the Mystic Lakes. Borggaard Beach and Splash Park is located on Wedge Pond and is frequented by locals in the summer months. With nearly twenty water features and children’s attractions, this site has fun for the whole family. Also in town are the Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes. These lakes have previously been home to many natives who thrived along its luscious shores. Nowadays, locals from many neighboring towns come to theses lakes to enjoy activities such as biking, boating, cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, skating and swimming.
Famous People from Winchester
Edward Everett is best known for his career in politics which lasted nearly three decades and also as the one time President of Harvard University. Everett was born in Dorchester in 1794, as the forth of eight children. From an early age he excelled academically, and by the age of thirteen he was enrolled at Harvard University and graduated at age seventeen as the class valedictorian. After graduation, he would work a wide array of jobs, from a minister to a teacher to a writer. He would get his start in politics in 1825 as member of the House of Representatives. He would eventually become the fifteenth Governor of Massachusetts, an Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the twentieth Secretary of State and lastly a Massachusetts State Senator.
Harry Sinden was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1932, where he would first discover his love for hockey. Growing up he excelled in the sport playing up until 1966, when he would then pursue a career as a coach and executive in hockey. That same year he became the Head Coach of the Boston Bruins at age thirty-three, becoming the youngest Head Coach at the time. He served as Head Coach for only four seasons inning a Stanley Cup his last season as Head Coach before becoming the General Manager for the franchise for nearly thirty years. He currently lives in Winchester.
Brad Whitford is best known as the longtime lead guitarist for the Rock band Aerosmith. Although born in Winchester, Whitford would attend Reading Memorial High School where he would graduate from in 1970, before attending Berklee College of Music. He would join Aerosmith in 1971 and hasn’t looked back since. He has been the lead writer of the songs Last Child, Nobody’s Fault, Round and Round and Shela among others.
American Alarm Knows Winchester, MA
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Winchester 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 Winchester 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.
American Alarm’s featured home security system in Winchester, MA
Every home security and fire alarm system we install is unique. We pride ourselves in designing integrated systems that suit each customer’s individual needs. This was also the case a few years ago when a family in Winchester asked us to design a fire alarm and home security system for them.
Winchester Family Recieves Customized Home Security System To Fit Their Needs The integrated home security system included door contacts and motion detectors installed to the family’s needs and concerns. The fire system included smoke detectors that were installed to meet code requirements. Also incorporated into the design was a solution to a major concern. The Winchester family has a child who is hearing impaired. How would she hear the alarm when it went off and know that she needed to get to safety? The integrated system specialist assigned to Winchester knew just what to do. He added strobe lights to the system to go off when the alarm is triggered. By including this feature our system specialist added peace of mind that this little girl would be safe.