4 Reasons To Install Security Cameras At Your Small Business

July 23rd, 2021

Large corporations have been utilizing surveillance systems for years. However, sometimes, the small business owner doesn't have the funding to install security cameras and is left hung out to dry. The safety measures are just not in the budget. Luckily, today's devices are cheaper and easier to install than ever before. Hence, everybody, including a modest sole-proprietorship, can get the equipment they need to protect their establishments.

Of course, there are all kinds of traditional reasons behind the deed. The security cameras deter criminals while cutting down on acts of vandalism, theft, and trespassing. Plus, the recordings can be excellent pieces of evidence to hand over to the police and assure that justice gets served. Read further to learn about other ways in which security cameras can benefit your small business.

Without Further Ado, Reasons To Install Security Cameras

1. Save A Buck, Two, Or More On Insurance

The upfront costs of upgrading a surveillance system can be pretty dicey. A lot of insurance companies have programs that reduce their client's rates for installing cams. In some cases, the savings are enough to cover the improvements entirely. So, don't delay any longer. Instead, give your organization the protection that it deserves. It is a good idea to check with your insurer ahead of purchasing the equipment to assure that they have this kind of arrangement.

2. Cut Down On Inappropriate Employee Behaviors

While security cameras are essential for keeping external crimes at bay, they can assist with internal ones as well. Monitoring employee activities will prevent workers from filling their pockets full of supplies from the supply closet. However, the topic of concern here is sexual harassment. In loads of cases, the equipment will stop employees from being a part of such instances. But, by placing cams in dark stairwells, back storage rooms, and other locations, when folks do misbehave, the act will be caught on tape. Then, the manager or owner will have the evidence they need to enforce the organization's no-tolerance policy.

3. Monitor The Area From Practically Anywhere

The days of needing a dedicated room full of computers and security guards are over. If you choose the appropriate camera, you can view the property from a mobile device. Many of today's network cameras are compatible with smartphones and tablets. With the few swipes of a finger, the owner can check things out in real time and see if any issues need addressing.

4. Disprove Illegitimate Claims

People like to think that others are trustworthy. Unfortunately, for small business owners, this kind of belief system can cost them money. Various accidents can happen at any time. Sometimes, the incidents are merely that, chances of circumstance. However, on other occasions, employees or customers may make fraudulent appeals to obtain compensation for fake injuries. For example, a person can easily pour a liquid on the floor, lay down, and pretend to have slipped. Security cameras can nip these deceitful acts in the bud by recording the entire ordeal in crisp detail.

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