Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Princeton, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Princeton.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Princeton was ranked 195th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 155th in 2012. It was 88th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 28th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Princeton 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 town of Princeton was originally settled as part of neighboring Rutland in 1743. After seceding from Rutland in 1759, the town became incorporated in 1771, and named after Thomas Prince. Thomas Prince is best known as an author and a clergyman.
During the early years of the town, Princeton’s main economy was primarily based around agriculture and farming. As time went on companies began making goods such as furniture, hats and lumber. As the Industrial Revolution struck Massachusetts, the railroad came to Princeton, running to and from town eight times a day. These railroads not only helped bring industry to town, but they also helped Princeton develop as a vacation site. Historic figures such as Louisa May Alcott, Lydia Pinkham and Thomas Edison all vacationed in town during the nineteenth century. Today, Princeton is no longer a hub for vacation and industry. It has turned toward a more residential bedroom community. With a population of over 3,000 Princeton is a growing community.
The most popular recreation site in town is Mount Wachusett Ski Resort, set on 105 skiable acres, with twenty-two trails. As the fourth tallest mountain in Massachusetts, Mount Wachusett has over 600,000 visitors in the winter months alone. Another popular location in town is the Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. This site is set on over 1,000 acres, and gives locals a sense of the natural world. With over twelve miles of trails, used for hiking, cross-country skiing and access for canoeing, this site is commonly visited by many.
Moses Gill is best known for his career in politics, after becoming a successful businessman. After marrying the daughter of Thomas Prince, the namesake of the town, Moses inherited a large parcel of land in Princeton where he would reside for most of his life. After entering politics in 1774, he rose in popularity quickly, and in 1794 he became the fourth Governor of Massachusetts, a position he held until his death in 1800.
Ward Nicholas Boylston was a longtime resident of Princeton, where much of his family was from. He is best known as a wealthy businessman who was charitable through his humanitarian efforts. Boylston was related to many famous historical figures such as Moses Gill, John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
Ezra Heywood was an anarchist and a major equal rights advocate who lived during the nineteenth century where for many years he would live in Princeton. Many of his beliefs surrounded the concept of equality, whether it dealt with capital, gender or race, he was a big proponent of the idea that everyone and everything should be equal and accessible to everyone.
Home security lives at the intersection of technology, service and community. American Alarm provides comprehensive home security systems for people in Princeton 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 Princeton 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.
New Princeton Residents Install Alarm System In Their Secluded Home
With its long, winding country roads and low-density development, the town of Princeton is classic rural Massachusetts. A customer of ours who recently built a new home on a large wooded lot in Princeton asked American Alarm to design and install a comprehensive home security system and fire alarm system to protect the home. Our 24-7 monitoring capability was particularly important for this customer, because the new home is not visible from the street or any neighboring homes. If there were ever trouble at the home when the family was away, it could go unnoticed for days. But with the trained team at our 24-hour Security Command Center always on alert watching over the property, the homeowners have full peace of mind that when they are away, their home is in good hands.
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Princeton, MA, United States
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