Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Fitchburg.
Fitchburg Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Fitchburg was ranked 37th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 42nd in 2012. It was 30th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 34th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Fitchburg
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Fitchburg 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.
Fitchburg was settled by in the year 1730, originally a part of nearby Lunenburg. Over thirty years later, in 1764, Fitchburg seceded from Lunenburg and became incorporated. The town became named after one of its original settlers, John Fitch, who was one of the original settlers.
What Fitchburg is Known for
After originally settling as part of Lunenburg, Fitchburg remained a part of the town for over thirty years. However, the distance between the infrastructure in Lunenburg and Fitchburg, proved to be too distant and the towns broke apart. The original development of Fitchburg was slow moving. By the time of the Revolutionary War, Fitchburg only had 800 residents from the town, although they sent nearly a quarter of them to battle.
The town center had been set up along the Nashua River. The original mills were built by Amos Kimball who constructed a grist and saw mill in the 1750’s. After this, many other mills and production businesses came to town, including the third cotton mill in the country and businesses such as clothing stores and a scythe shop. Alvah Crocker, a resident of Fitchburg, built a paper mill. Through the mills success, he built a railroad that ran through the town and brought more business than the town had ever before. By the end of the nineteenth century, Fitchburg had become a major industry provider in the country. Fitchburg has become the third largest city in Worcester county, behind only Worcester and Leominster. With a population of over 40,000, Fitchburg is celebrated for its diversity and commitment to retaining its small town feel although it has become a city.
Listing of Fitchburg Favorites
Bombay Tandoor Grill – 200 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Espresso Pizza – 584 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
II Forno Brick Oven Pizza – 27 Airport Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Slattery’s Restaurant – 106 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
King Buffet – 488 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Among the recreational sites in Fitchburg, the Wallace Civic Center is among the more popular. It serves as the arena for the Fitchburg State Falcons hockey team, and many local high schools. With capacity of up to 3,200 people, many rock bands Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Foo Fighters, and Rage against the Machine have played here. Among other popular sites in the city are the museums. The Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum is the only museum in the world that centers around aviation toys and displays over 2,000 toys. Another museum in town is the Fitchburg Art Museum. The Fitchburg Art Museum is unique in that it has galleries that display art from all over the world. With fourteen galleries, including exhibits from Europe and Asia, this museum’s extensive d=showcases in its 20,000 square foot facility help aid it in becoming among the best and most popular in Central Massachusetts.
Famous People from Fitchburg
Hiram Maxim was a nineteenth and twentieth century inventor. Born in Maine, Maxim soon left and by his early teen years he arrived in Fitchburg and worked for his uncle Levi Stephenson building machines. After learning the basics of machines and technologies for his time, Maxim would go on to invent a plethora of equipment and devices. Among his inventions were one of the first fully-automatic machine gun, flying machines and an inhaler for asthma and other lung diseases.
Michael Beasley is a current NBA player and college basketball star. Born in Maryland, Beasley would attend Notre Dame Preparatory school and graduated in 2007. After being a highly recruited college prospect he chose to attend Kansas State University. While there he was regarded as one of the top players in the country, and elected to enter the NBA draft after just one year. Beasley was drafted second overall by the Miami Heat, the team he currently plays for.
Amerie was born in Fitchburg although dude to her father who was in the military, Amerie and her family moved frequently and settled in places such as Alaska, Texas, Germany and South Korea. After attending and graduating from Georgetown University, Amerie has become a successful recording artist. She has released four albums and plans to release her fifth in 2013.
American Alarm Knows Fitchburg, MA
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Fitchburg because our technology and customer service are best in class, but also because we know their community.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg, MA
In downtown Fitchburg, like many older New England cities, most of the commercial buildings were built before the advent of integrated business security and fire alarm systems. As a result, commercial building owners have needed to retrofit older structures with modern business security technology. American Alarm is expert at working in older commercial buildings, to install systems in the most cost-effective and aesthetically compatible ways. Recently, we worked with a client in downtown Fitchburg to upgrade their aging fire alarm system. We designed and installed a state-of-the-art fire system for their office building. Now the facilities are in full compliance with current building codes.