4 Factors To Consider When Buying a Home Security Camera

June 29th, 2020

Technology is a constantly changing thing. We witness innovations all the time. Along with this, the world of security has also advanced.

Home Safety

Every resident of CA wants to feel safe and secure inside their homes. It is a place where you should be able to relax after a long and tiring day. However, many individuals remain vulnerable to criminal attacks. One effective way to address the threat is to invest in a good home security system.

Things To Remember

When it comes to property security, there is no single solution that fits everyone’s needs. Each property has a different set of requirements. Thus, you may need to consult an expert to help you customize a system that is suitable for your family.

Here are a few things you need to remember to come up with the best decision:

  • The size of your property matters. Some people think that all security needs for CA homes are the same. That is far from the truth. The needs of your household may differ from that of your neighbor. Size is one factor that you have to consider. In doing so, you can have a high level of security that will cover the whole area. Customizing the components will allow the system to fit your way of life. 


  • The installation process will depend on what you purchase. Yes, even the process of installing a security system varies—it depends on what you choose. Doing some research may help you decide. For example, wireless systems may be easier to set up. Some people even opt to do the installation themselves. Meanwhile, wired systems require the help of professionals. If you also choose to add more features, the service provider may have to use special equipment to make sure everything works properly. 


  • It comes with various benefits. A home security system does not only protects your family, property, and assets but also provides other benefits. Some insurance companies offer a reduction in the premium of homeowners who have security systems. Check with your carrier to find out if they offer discounts and what you may need to include in your current security system to get them. More advanced systems also give alerts if an appliance is not working properly and may cause damage.


Choosing A Reliable Partner

The company that will provide you with your home security system will be your partner in protecting your CA home, so you need to be smart when choosing one. Consider the length of time that the company has been in business. Make sure they are updated on modern technologies and equipment. If you want, you can also check out feedback from previous and current clients. 

If you are looking for reliable security services and high-quality security products, contact our team today. You can also discuss your needs with us so that we can come up with a customized solution just for you.

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