Can A Security System Help Curb Workplace Violence?

March 21st, 2022

Security systems are useful for a range of different things. For one, in a Chico home or office setting, the devices can be useful for deterring burglars and stopping break-ins. They can also be helpful to parents for keeping an eye on their kids while they are still at work. After all, most households can't make it in the modern world without both guardians working full time. Even then, sometimes, it is hard for them to make end's meet. So, although mom and dad can't be on site 24/7, cameras assist them in seeing if the children are misbehaving or if an intruder is on the premises.

Meanwhile, kiddos are not the only ones that need to be looked after. Employees can experience violence, threats, and more on the job. Research reveals that an average of 2 million United States workers, yes, including those right here in Chico, will become a victim to some type of incident in this year alone. The altercations can be random acts of violence, crimes that take place at the hands of unknown assailants, or offenses between co-workers. Those most at risk include but are not limited to...

  • Employees That Work Late Or Early Morning Shifts

  • Agents That Are Employed By Organizations In High Crime Areas

  • Individuals That Exchange Money Such As Cashiers

  • Retail, Social, And Healthcare Workers

Today's Employers Must Go Above And Beyond To Protect Their Representatives

There are many different methods available for accomplishing this feat, but sitting back and doing nothing is not one of them. Instead, Chico business owners should consider installing exceptional light fixtures by entrances and exits, as well as, back alleys and sporadically throughout the parking lot. In brightening up these normally dark locations, criminals will have fewer places to hide. Therefore, they will likely avoid acting inappropriately for fear of being caught. In turn, your employees will feel safe coming to and leaving work, which means they will probably remain loyal companions for years to come.

Video Surveillance Can Help With Internal And External Threats

On many occasions, security cameras along with signs and stickers stating that the premises is being monitored is enough to discourage trespassers. However, should they decide to break-in to steal money, goods, or customer information anyway, the devices will capture their attempts in crystal clear resolution. Then, the evidence can be turned over to the police to identify the suspects and bring them to justice. Employee theft, bullying, and sexual advances are internal issues that employers must deal with daily. Much like with the burglars, workers that know someone could be watching their every move will be less inclined to participate in inappropriate workplace behaviors.

Plus, management will have the instances that do occur caught on video. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so the proof can nip he said/she said arguments in the bud. With the evidence in hand, organizational leaders have the data that they need to punish the guilty party.

Invest In A Burglar Alarm

Windows and doors become fitted with sensors with a burglar alarm. It is one of the simplest devices to send criminals running in the opposite direction. If an entrance is breached, a loud, blaring alarm will sound, making them wish they hadn't touched the building. Should that fail to do the trick, the system also notifies the police, which means they will arrive on the scene quickly.

Contact Security Feed today to discover which security options best fit your needs.

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"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