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Video Surveillance Systems in Nevada

Nevada is a state in the western United States. The current estimated population is 2,839,099 and the capital is Carson City. The first Europeans in the region that would become Nevada were Spanish explorers. The land was claimed as part of the New Spain territory in the 16th century. After the Mexican War of Independence in 1821, Nevada came under Mexican control as part of Alta California. Mexico ceded the territory to the United States in 1848 and Nevada became part of the Utah territory. Silver ore was discovered in the region in 1859 bringing a rush of settlers to the area. Nevada became its own territory in 1861 and was admitted as the 36th state in 1864, during the Civil War. Gold and silver continued to be discovered in the state leading to immense wealth for Nevada and its inhabitants. Gambling was not originally legal in the state but when mining and agriculture began to decline in the 20th century, Nevada legalized gambling in 1931. Nevada also enacted very liberal divorce laws, making it a destination for people seeking a quick divorce. Much of the state’s territory is owned by the federal government and nuclear testing took place at the Nevada Test Site throughout much of the 20th century. Today Nevada’s economy is largely based on tourism specifically gambling related tourism in Las Vegas and Reno. Nevada has long been known as a “vice state.” It is the only state to legalize prostitution and has the most liberal marriage and divorce laws in the country. Millions of tourists come to the state each year to indulge in gambling and entertainment, bringing in billions of dollars of revenue. Mining still plays a major role in the economy as well. Nevada is one of the largest producers of gold in the world. In 2004 $2.84 billion of gold and $69 million of silver were mined in the state. Most of the largest employers in the state are casinos. There are 10 institutions of higher learning in Nevada including the University of Nevada which is also one of the largest employers in the state. In addition to the many casinos and nightlife spots, Nevada also offers several beautiful national parks and historic trails for recreation.

In 2013 24/7 Wall St. named Nevada as one of the most dangerous states in the country. Officials report that the vast majority of crime is centered on tourists and casinos. Nevada’s casinos have a long history of crime and the role that organized crime played in the evolution of Las Vegas has become a popular tale. While the average rate of violent crime in Nevada is significantly higher than the national average, the rate of property crime is close to the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Nevada is 1 in 166 and of property crime is 1 in 35. The number of property crimes such as theft and burglary has actually increased over the past few years despite a national trend of declining crime. In 2013 there were 46,132 reported cases of theft and 23,047 cases of burglary. Most of the casinos in the state employ the use of surveillance systems to prevent crime and illegal gaming practices. Residents of Nevada can also protect themselves from crime by installing surveillance systems in their homes and businesses. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without and they can help to create a safer environment overall. Surveillance systems can be used to protect homes, offices, retail stores, casinos, hotels and many other locations.

Nevada State Capitol
101 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701

Nevada Governor's Mansion
606 Mountain St
Carson City, NV 89703

Las Vegas Strip
S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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