4 Reasons Why MultiSite Franchise Owners Depend on Cloud Video Surveillance to Secure Their Business

September 4th, 2020

A video security system offers countless benefits for any business owner, from reducing the risk of lawsuits to proving fault during a break-in.  It becomes essential for those who own a multi-site franchise business to have a secure platform that can handle larger camera counts, multiple user permissions, and 24/7 remote access. Cloud VS is ideal for meeting all of these demands – conveniently and cost-effectively managed from one account.

Cloud Security Benefit #1: Centralized Management

Unlike a traditional system that requires you to log into each location to access video footage, Cloud Surveillance allows you to manage multiple sites and multiple users from one account and dashboard. As your franchise business continues to grow, the simplicity of one account makes viewing, deploying, and supporting your security needs quick and convenient. Easily add and remove camera access, set up alerts and notifications, and view/download recorded footage.

Cloud Benefit #2: Multi-User Management

Cloud VS suits various industries and verticals – but it’s especially ideal for franchise business owners who provide video streaming as part of their service offerings – such as daycares or nursing homes. Unlike on-premise systems with bandwidth limitations and are restricted to how many users can access their system at one time, Cloud VS allows for unlimited, concurrent streaming.  Assign each person a unique login and password and define their permissions by location, time, and zone – without taking any more than a few minutes each. When they leave your facility, disable their permissions with the click of the mouse.

Cloud Benefit #3: Remote Viewing

For a secure business, 24/7 -multi-location management has never been simpler – or more convenient. Monitor your business, office, or facility via your computer or smart devices – from anywhere you have Internet access. The Cloud’s intuitive desktop and mobile applications allow you to view live and recorded video, schedule recordings, download and export video evidence within seconds.

Cloud Benefit #4: Secure, Off-Premise Storage

One of the biggest benefits of cloud video is the extra layer of protection it brings to critical key areas. As an alternative to revamping your entire network, add a few cameras where slip-and-falls are likely, or valuables and cash are kept - like every cash register and management office. Unlike a traditional system that stores data on-location, video footage from the Cloud is streamed directly to an off-premise T4 data center featuring triple redundancy - removing the risk of your video evidence being stolen, tampered with, or lost. Choose from seven days to one year of storage – and increase or decrease your need as your business grows.

About Alibi Cloud VS 

Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business, offering 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations for an entirely scalable and streamlined solution.

Interested in learning more about how it can benefit your business? Call us today!

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