Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Westwood, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Westwood.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Westwood was ranked 225th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 207th in 2012. It was 247th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 194th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Westwood 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 Westwood was first settled in 1640 as part of Dedham, then known as West Dedham. In 1897, it seceded becoming the last town to split from Dedham and became Westwood. From the time it was first settled by European colonists, Westwood has almost always been an agrarian community and until recently had little industrial development. Since the 1950’s, the town has witnessed a serious growing spurt and has tripled in population. Today there are over 200 businesses in town, although it is still partially rural. Apart from the industry, Westwood is known for its excellent academics, for which it routinely is among the best in the state making it an extremely desirable town, which in 2005 ranked thirteenth on the “Best Places to Live” in the United States by Money Magazine.
Among the various sites in town are Hale Reservation and the remains of a famous historical cave. The Hale Reservation is best known for the outdoor recreation it provides for locals. Set on over 1,200 acres, locals come here for the plethora of outdoor activities the town has to offer. The Hale Reservation is home to three ponds, two of which have beaches and many trails that run through the area. Among the common activities are biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horse-back riding, ice skating and swimming. The other recognized site in town is a cave known as “Oven’s Mouth.” This cave once protected King Philip and his soldiers during King Philip’s War when they were hiding from colonist forces.
Milt Schmidt is best known for his NHL career that spanned sixteen seasons all of which he spent playing for the Boston Bruins. Schmidt was born and raised in Canada and spent much of his youth in Toronto where he would excel in hockey. After playing at the Juniors level he was called up to play in 1937, after which he never looked back. Over the course of his career, he would amass 575 points in 776 games and was elected to the NHL Hall of Fame in 1961 and is a current resident of Westwood.
Kenny Florian is a retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter who grew up in Dover, although being born in Westwood. He attended Dover- Sherborn Regional High School and graduated in 1994 as a standout soccer player which he continued in college, playing for Boston College. After college he turned to Mixed Martial Arts where he would go on to have a successful career finishing his career with fourteen wins and only six losses, and he is also the only fighter from the UFC to fight in four weight divisions.
Dicky Barrett is best known as being the lead singer of the band Mighty Mighty Bosstones and as the announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Although born in Providence, Rhode Island, Barrett would attend school in nearby Norwood and Westwood, before meeting the drummer for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones while at college, forming the band in 1983. They have since become a platinum selling artist after their 1997 album “Let’s Face It.”
Business security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive business security systems for people in Westwood 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 Westwood 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.
A mid-sized manufacturing company in Westwood recently began a major expansion of their facilities. To accommodate strong growth, the company needed to nearly double the size of its plant and offices.
As part of the project, the company also needed to expand and upgrade its business security system and its monitored fire protection system. In recent years, however, the company was not completely satisfied with its previous security provider-service had been spotty. So this company called on American Alarm to take over the security and fire system, and to design and install the upgrades needed for the expansion project.
Of particular importance for this customer were the capabilities of American Alarm’s 24-hour Security Command Center, located in Arlington, Massachusetts. American Alarm’s command center is considered an industry-model. Our trained team is always at the ready to respond to any emergency, and our pledge of service on-site within 24 hours for any priority call was vital for this customer.
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Westwood, MA, United States
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