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Video Surveillance Systems in Utah

Utah is a state in the western United States. The current estimated population is 2,942,902 and the capital and most populous city is Salt Lake City. The land where Utah now sits was once inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Fremont and Navajo tribes. Europeans did not reach the area until 1540 when Spanish explorers made their way to what is today southern Utah. In 1821 the region including Utah was known as Alta California and was under Mexican control. Fur traders established some trading posts in the area during this time. The Great Salt Lake was discovered in 1824 and became a popular stop for people travelling from the eastern US to the west. Brigham Young brought his band of Mormons to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 to escape conflict with their neighbors in Illinois. Thousands of Mormons settled in the region in hopes of escaping religious persecution. The region was transferred from Mexican to US control at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848. The Utah Territory was organized in 1850. Conflicts arose between the US government and the Mormon inhabitants over their polygamous practices. Minerals were discovered in the territory in the 1860s, bringing many non-Mormon settlers to the area. A war erupted between the Mormon settlers and the Native American tribes, known as Utah’s Black Hawk War, in 1865. Federal troops had to be sent in to quell the fighting. In 1869 the railroad reached the territory, bringing in many new settlers and businesses to the area. When Mormon leaders in Utah agreed to ban polygamy, Utah was granted statehood. Utah became the 45th state in 1896. The natural beauty of the state has made it a popular destination for tourism. Visitors come to the many national parks such as Bryce Canyon and Zion for outdoor recreation. Utah has the third most national parks in the country. Skiing is a popular past time in the state as well and the 2002 Winter Olympics were held in the state. The Sundance Film Festival is perhaps one of the most famous cultural attractions in the state. It was started by Sterling Van Wagenen and Robert Redford in 1978 in Park City and attracts many celebrities, filmmakers and tourists each year. Along with tourism, other major industries in the state include mining, cattle ranching and salt production.

The overall crime rate in Utah is below is the national average. Utah is considered to be a safe state. Three cities in Utah have crime rates that rank among the lowest in the country: Pleasant Grove, Syracuse and Kaysville. Violent crime rates in Utah are below the national average with the chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime being 1 in 446. Property crime rates are actually a bit higher than the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1 in 34. The most common crimes in the state are theft and burglary. In 2013 there were 64,788 reported cases of theft and 13,333 cases of burglary. Residents can protect themselves from these crimes by installing surveillance systems on their property. Surveillance systems are known to deter crime and they can help to maintain a safe environment. Properties that can benefit from surveillance systems include homes, offices, retail stores, hotels and many other locations.

Utah State Capitol
350 N State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Utah Governor's Mansion
603 S Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

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