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Video Surveillance Systems in Hawaii

Hawaii is the newest state in the United States. It is an island chain located in the Pacific Ocean. The current estimated population is 1,419,561. The islands of Hawaii have been inhabited for thousands of years by what archaeologists claim to be descendants of Polynesian settlers. The first European explorers to reach the island were the British in 1778. Explorer James Cook visited the islands and published several books about his experiences. Many explorers and traders began settling in Hawaii, introducing disease and conflict that killed many of the native Hawaiians. The Hawaiians established a monarchy under the single rule of the House of Kamehameha that would rule the islands until 1893. Missionaries converted much of the native population, ending many of the ancient traditions they practiced. In 1893 a group of European and American business leaders overthrew the kingdom. The overthrow of the kingdom remained controversial for years and in 1993 an official apology was made by the US. Hawaii was an independent republic until 1898 when it became a US territory. Hawaii became a major producer of sugar during this time. The US Navy established a base on Pearl Harbor in 1899 making military a big economic sector. The base was attacked by Japanese forces in 1941 which led to the US officially entering World War II. Hawaii was admitted to the Union in 1959 as the 50th, and final, state. After statehood, Hawaii’s dominant economic industry became tourism. About 24.3% of the GSP comes from tourism. Military also remains an important industry in the state and Hawaii is a large exporter of coffee, pineapple and sugarcane. Tourists flock to the islands to stay at the beautiful resorts, see the volcanoes and participate in various outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and surfing. The state’s Polynesian history is a big part of the local culture, influencing cuisine, traditions and music.

The overall crime rate in Hawaii is about the same as the national average. Violent crime, specifically, occurs at a rate that is lower than the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 397. Property crime rates are a bit higher than the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Hawaii is 1 in 33. States with high rates of tourism tend to experience high rates of property crime. Considering the vast amount of tourists that come through Hawaii each year, the above average property crime rate is not surprising. Property crimes include theft and burglary. In 2013 there were 31,658 reported cases of theft and 7,533 cases of burglary. Residents of Hawaii can protect themselves from these crimes by installing surveillance systems in their homes and businesses. Surveillance systems are known to deter crime and they can help to reduce crime rates overall. Hawaiians can help keep their state safe and avoid becoming victims of crime by installing a surveillance system on their property today. Properties that can benefit from surveillance systems include homes, offices, hotels, retail stores and many other locations.

Hawaii State Capitol
415 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Governor's Mansion
320 Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813

USS Arizona Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI 96818

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