How Can Property Owners Benefit From An Access Control System?

December 20th, 2021

Today’s access control systems are full of security benefits. Property owners of the Chico, CA region benefit from access control systems, and especially those with all of the bells and whistles the modern age has to offer. This security layer is surprisingly accessible to those looking for adequate security for their Chico property, and may be used alone or in conjunction with other security solutions.

The Benefits Of Access Control For Property Owners

The benefits of access control ring true whether they’re to be used in residential or commercial properties. The top 4 benefits of access control systems for Chico, CA properties include:

  1. You can do away with keys – Using keys may be the traditional way to secure a space, but it’s also an outdated one. Fumbling with keys in the dark or while your hands are full can be a major inconvenience, and losing a key will mean shelling out money to have a duplicate made. If that lost key does turn up, it could fall into the wrong hands and leave your space susceptible to a break-in. If someone is coming by to watch your home or access your business with permission, only a PIN must be given and meeting up to hand-off a key is never required.
  2. You can customize your access control system – For businesses in the region, a customizable system is a necessity. Certain locations or rooms within a business may be limited to a certain number of authorized individuals, allowing secure spaces within a secured business. An administrator over the system may configure user access based on time or function as needed on any given day.
  3. Remote access options – Being away from your property never means losing control of your access or your security. Remote access gives you control of your gates or your entrances from anywhere, including vacations, business trips, or controlling your business access from home. Long days don’t need to be made longer by ensuring the doors have been locked securely.
  4. Access to data history – Access to data history is an important benefit that many don’t realize they need until they need it. The software the runs the access control system will store important information, and this information may be accessed and viewed at a later date. If a break-in or breach of security does occur, this data can be handed over to authorities and important information may be found. If employee theft becomes a problem at a business, this information can also be used to determine if employees have been entering your business off-hours and unauthorized.

Access Control For Business Security

Business security is a major concern for property owners of the Chico region. Access control systems of today allow security to be taken care of whether you’re present or not, and keeps track of crucial data should a security breach occur. With access control, property owners sleep more soundly knowing they have a strong layer guarding their properties against those who may do them harm.

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"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."

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"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

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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."

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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