6 Advantages Digital Video Surveillance Systems Provide Businesses

March 29th, 2021

Technology has really transformed how Chico CA businesses conduct operations. It is as a result of advancements in technology that digital video surveillance systems have been invented. These systems tender myriad advantages in the business sphere. The digital video surveillance systems are endowed with superior technology that facilitates their capacity to function effectively. This article shares 6 advantages digital video surveillance systems render to businesses.

1. Improved security

Digital video surveillance systems surpass the analog surveillance systems. One outstanding attribute of digital video surveillance systems is their power to display images that are extremely high quality. It is easy for users to amass fine details of the video images captured. Monitoring of all activities taking place within and outside the business premises in Chico CA is thus enhanced. A user is in a position to detect suspicious-looking individuals and raise an alarm if need be. Because the video images can be retrieved, it is possible for a business to identify individual who threaten the security of the business and its workforce. As a result, robbery cases are greatly diminished and security is heightened.

2. Very convenient to use

Digital video surveillance systems hardly present challenges during the installation process. Installation experts only employ a few equipment to install them. Security personnel is able to handle them without hiccups. This feature makes them very user-friendly. When necessary, the video footage can be condensed and stored in hard drives for future use.

3. Real-time monitoring is guaranteed

Digital video surveillance systems serve a fundamental role in enhancing remote video monitoring. Individuals are able to progressively keep up to date with any new business developments whether or not they are physically located in Chico CA, so long as internet connectivity is available. Electronic gadgets such as a mobile device, a personal computer or a tablet can be used for remote monitoring purposes.

4. Cost efficient

Digital video surveillance systems are very cost efficient. Businesses only incur acquisition and installation costs. This is in contrast to hiring multiple security officers who need to be located at every entrance and exit in a business. Huge amounts of costs are incurred in paying the security officers. Further, digital surveillance systems make use of little physical infrastructure in order to function as opposed to analog systems.

5. Distributed intelligence

Unlike analog surveillance systems, the modern surveillance systems are very advanced and competently perform surveillance duties. They simplify the process of analyzing the videos captured. They are endowed with superior software programs that harmonize the footage captured just by utilizing movement patterns. A business' team of Chico security experts is able to derive useful information from the video footage within a very short period of time.

6. Increased worker output

Digital surveillance systems motivate workers to execute tasks more effectively. This is possible because a distribution of information to and from all the departments is enhanced. Thus activities are well coordinated with all the departments and activities are completed in a timely manner. Besides, Chico employees are fully aware of the fact that their activities are being monitored. This factor triggers the desire to work. Less time is wasted in executing tasks as the employees strive to utilize their potential fully.

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