Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Douglas, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Douglas.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Douglas was ranked 235th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 249th in 2012. It was 95th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 169th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Douglas 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.
It wasn’t until 1721 that Douglas was first settled by Europeans. The settlement was originally called New Sherborn, however after becoming incorporated in 1746, it was renamed Douglas after a doctor named William Douglas, who donated a large sum of money for schools to be built in the town.
Prior to European settlers finding refuge in Douglas, the area was home to a group of natives. The Nipmuc people of the Algonquian tribe had settled the land for years and established a sustainable hunting and fishing community.
After settlers had moved into the town the primary industry was agriculture. With the rise in population, railroads started coming through the town and it became a crossroad for travelers. Many Inns and taverns were built to support the increased traffic. Mills were also built in the town as another source of income for residents. Along the river were also lush forests, which brought a lumbering industry to the town. With this industry coming to town, the Douglas Axe Company was created and found extreme success, remaining a prominent company internationally for over 100 years.
As the town entered the twentieth century, the major industry was working in the woolen mills located throughout town. By 1950, over ninety percent of all laborers in the town worked at the mills in town. Today, Douglas remains a small town and is best known for the continued use of its mill buildings which for the past 200 years have always provided business to the blooming town.
One of the most popular spots for locals in the town is the Douglas State Park. Comprising of over 5,000 acres, many locals come and enjoy the plethora of trails which are used for running, hiking, horse-back riding and cross country skiing as well as fishing. Another popular site in Douglas is the Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides. Breezy Picnic is home to three 300 foot long waterslides, and a lakefront with beach access. This family run park has been a family summer destination since 1953.
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Douglas 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 Douglas 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.
Company Who Owns Several Apartment Buildings Seeks Out American Alarm to Help With Fire Alarms
Apartment buildings need to have comprehensive fire systems, not only to comply with building codes, but also for insurance requirements and to ensure the health and safety of the residents. Recently, a company that owns numerous apartment buildings in Douglas was having trouble with its fire alarm, so they asked American Alarm for help. Our team of expert fire system consultants and technicians evaluated the existing fire system, upgraded some components, and then took over the service and monitoring for the fire system from the previous provider. Now the building owner has no worries about the reliability of the fire system.
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Douglas, MA, United States
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