Biometric Security Is The Future

November 10th, 2020

Security for both the home and the workplace in Chico, CA has always been an issue for people. In some ways, because of the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial security is more important than ever for workplaces unoccupied for longer periods. The proliferation of Work From Home policies takes effect.

However, for all the concern about security in Chico, CA, new technologies are always being refined and developed that make things more secure than ever. One of those technologies providing more flexibility and conveniences is biometric security.

What Is Biometric Security?

Biometric security is a specific idea in the security industry that uses a person’s unique characteristics to authenticate and authorization. In a traditional, analog, old fashioned locked door, for example, the authentication that confirms someone is supposed to be granted access to an area is having a key. In theory, if a person has a key, that must mean they are allowed into that area. Of course, keys can be stolen, or, in the case of angry, terminated employees, duplicated before being turned in.

Biometric security, on the other hand, uses biological elements of an individual as the authorizing variable. This can mean fingerprints, retinal scans, voice analysis, or full facial scans.

More Secure

As a result, biometric security measures for access control mean that typical criminals have a challenging time breaking into a facility. If keys are no longer used, or even keycards, there is no way an entry can be stolen or forged.

This means that only a high level of financial investment, technological sophistication, or, in the worst-case scenarios, actual coercion of specific individuals can be used to gain entry into an area. Most criminals do not have the infrastructure available to duplicate footprints or create a voice record accurate enough to fool a biometric lock.

More Convenience

One of the best things about biometric access control security is the added convenience for everyone. For example, a commercial or industrial property where you’d like people to access different building areas based on authorization would require many separate keys for an old fashioned door and lock system. With biometrics, however, the same fingerprint, voice, or retinal scan can authorize entry in some parts, but not others.

This also means that it only requires deleting that person’s biometrics from the system to bar entry if someone is terminated. No longer does a company have to change all the locks and issue new keys to everyone if someone is dismissed by steals a key. Biometric systems also track the time and identity of people using the system. Suppose someone enters the property at two in the morning on the weekend. In that case, biometric systems record when that entry occurred and record who’s biometrics were used. This makes it much easier to track both authorized and unauthorized employee traffic and activity within a building.

If you’d like to know more about biometric security measures here in Chico, CA, contact us. We can show you which options work best for your needs.

What Our Customers Say

"I had the Alibi system installed several years ago. It has functioned flawlessly. The image quality is exellent both night and day and in all weather conditions. I particularly like the replay (which can be set at various speeds) and zoom functions of the system. Tech support from Crimefreeliving has been excellent. I have received quick responses to questions, and timely home visits — as when I changed IP carriers and my Alibi system needed to be reset. I have recommended Crimefreeliving to several friends."


"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

"I have to say I love having my security cameras at my home. Tim Truby did a wonderful job of installing the five cameras. He is very neat and cleaned everything up after the installation. He explained to me how to operate the monitor, my phone and IPad. However, I have had to call Tim because I'm not tech savvy and forget what he has told me. He usually just helps me over the phone and then all is well. I'm 80 years old and enjoy the comfort of knowing I have these security cameras."


"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

images Certifications & Training

With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators