Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Oxford, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Oxford.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Oxford was ranked 108th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 121st in 2012. It was 136th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 160th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Oxford 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.
Oxford was settled by Nipmuc native tribes who used the local rivers rich soil to grow a small community. The first European settlers arrived in 1686 and were French Huguenots. The Huguenots formed a settlement also based around the rivers but used them for their industrial purposes, setting up a manufacturing and mill settlement. Eventually the Huguenots were forced out of town and the area remained vacant until 1713, when English settlers came to the area and incorporated the town as Oxford.
The English settlers were primarily farmers when the area was first settled, but as time passed, it soon became a manufacturing and mill town as it previously had been when the Huguenots had settled the town. The emergence of industry in the town brought new residents to help work in the mills. Soon the town began producing goods such as clothing, nails, scythes and wool carding machines.
Among the historic sites in Oxford, the Huguenot Fort stands out most. In 1694, during the Huguenot settlement, Nipmuc natives attacked the Huguenots killing four residents; after the attack, the Huguenots constructed the Huguenot Fort for protection from the natives. The remains of the structure remains today. Another site in town that is known for its historical significance is Hodge’s Village Dam. After a flood in the early twentieth century, caused significant damage in a nearby town, Oxford built this dam on the French River to help control water levels. On this river, there are over eighteen miles of hiking trails, trails for motorized vehicles and numerous sites for other recreation such as boating, fishing, hiking, hunting and swimming.
Clara Barton is best known for her and humanitarian efforts during the Civil War, and as the founder of the American Red Cross. Born and raised in Oxford, she was very timid, but she always found joy through helping others. This passion came full circle during the Civil War when her father convinced her to help the cause, so she became one of the lead caretakers for soldiers, even garnering the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.” Her humanitarian beliefs strengthened after the War and she became the President and Founder of the American Red Cross, an organization dedicated to assisting people in times of crisis.
Tom Herrion was born and raised in Oxford where he would also attend school and star on the baseball and basketball teams. He would later attend Merrimack Univerity where he would graduate from in 1989. Since then he has pursued a career as a head coach and after coaching at College of Charleston and the University of Pittsburgh, he became the Head Coach of Marshall University’s basketball team.
Ebenezer Learned was a lifelong resident of Oxford, after being born in the town in 1728. He is best known for his involvement in the Revolutionary War, where he served as Brigadier General although he also served in the French and Indian War. In the Revolutionary war, he led a team of 500 men to Boston to assist with British forces and later in the War he led a militia to the Battle of Saratoga before returning to Oxford.
Business security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive business security systems for people in Oxford 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 Oxford 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 customer of ours in Oxford that manufactures consumer goods recently decided it was time to install a monitored fire alarm system. We had installed a business security system some years ago to protect the two-building complex from intrusion. Now, the company wanted to take the important step of protecting its assets and employees from the threat of fire. We designed and installed a leading-edge fire alarm system, which is monitored 24-7 by the trained team at our Security Command Center. If there is ever a whiff of trouble, our monitoring staff is poised to react in less than 20 seconds, all day, every day.
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