Business Security And Monitoring Your Property

November 17th, 2021

When it comes to modern business operations, few things are as obvious as the fact that a company operating today will face numerous threats from a variety of sources. As such, it’s important that you keep an eye on your Chico, CA business and the threats that may impact it. This way you can monitor your business, your employees, and your property and ensure that you stay safe and that your business finds a stronger future.

There are three primary areas that you need to focus on when choosing your business security system, and each of them will have a direct impact on your return on your investment.

Internet Security
First and foremost, you’ll need to consider your online security protocols. Hackers, scammers, and others can all quickly decimate your financial stability. As such, it’s important that you design a security system that offers you a way to defend your business from online threats. Firewalls, dedicated storage servers, and more can all help out here.

Property And Data
This is where most people will focus a lot of attention. There are numerous things to consider here including what kind of threats pose the biggest risks to you and your business. However, you’ll want to consider several different types of security solutions including:

  • Surveillance Cameras
  • Access Control Systems
  • Remote Monitoring Solutions
  • Motion Sensors
  • Alarms

Each aspect of your security system should solve a problem that you may be facing in order to create a full-fledged solution for your issues. Think about each risk and each way that your business has already been impacted, then you can develop a strategy for combating those security risks.

Employee Security
Another thing that is important today? Keeping your employees safe. While you’ll need to be proactive in hiring the right employees, it’s also worth thinking about installing access control systems that will allow only those with the right to enter your building in.

Access control systems allow you to quickly and easily adjust permissions, rekey everyone, and more. They’re an affordable solution that can not only reduce overall profit loss, but also keep your employees safer and more secure as well.

Designing Your System
While it’s easy enough to look over all of these factors and see some very real ways that you can keep an eye on your business. Security cameras are for sure the most important element of a security system, but not the only one. Combining them with additional tools can take your business to the next level.

Additionally, you’ll want to take the time to talk to a professional in the security field. The right security team can help review your property and spot weaknesses while also ensuring that you get protection you can count on. Everything from camera type to camera placement to access control points will have to be considered carefully, and the average person can’t handle it on their own.

The tips above should serve as a good starting point for identifying the ways you need to keep an eye on your business, and each of them is worth considering when you’re making sure that your company is fully protected.

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