How Business CCTV Protects Your Employees, Property, And Assets

December 20th, 2018

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) utilizes video cameras, monitors, and storage to protect your business. CCTV is the standard video surveillance system among businesses because it is highly secure and offers a range of benefits. If you are looking to protect your business, you should consider installing and implementing a CCTV security system.

Benefits Of Using CCTV Security Systems

There are numerous safety and financial benefits to using CCTV to monitor your business including:

CCTV acts as an extremely effective deterrent to criminal activity such as theft, vandalism, and violence.

CCTV monitors and collects records of all activities on your property. This footage can be used to providence evidence in the case of a crime, settle disputes, and even find ways to improve employee efficiency.

CCTV reduces property insurance costs because it helps reduce your premises liability and property damage.

CCTV systems are extremely affordable to purchase, install, and maintain. After the upfront investment, the only costs are in routine maintenance and upgrades if ever desired.

CCTV provides a high level of security without the expense of hiring a security team. They are perfect for small businesses.

CCTV security systems are simple to use and require little training for you and your staff.

CCTV offers peace of mind that your employees, premises, and assets are safe.

All of these benefits make the upfront investment into a CCTV security system worth every penny.

Types Of CCTV Systems Available

There are several types of CCTV systems on the market. Which one you choose depends entirely on your needs. Working with a knowledgeable, reputable, and accredited security company ensures that you will get a system custom-tailored to your unique needs. Here are just some of the CCTV technologies available.

Security Cameras

HD Security Cameras

Video recorders

IP Camera Recorders NVRs

HD Security DVRs

Network IP Security Support

Remote Monitoring Systems

These technologies can be bought as complete packages or a la carte to upgrade existing systems.

How To Select A CCTV System Right For Your Business

Once you are ready to install a CCTV system, you will need to understand which system is right for your business. First, you need to evaluate the assets you most need to protect. Whether it is your business inventory or your intellectual property, CCTV can help. Then you need to identify areas of vulnerability, such as secured areas that require authorization before entry. Finally, you need to assess the risks in your area. There are very unique threats that business in other areas do not face. The best way to ensure you have addressed all of the threats and your vulnerabilities is to work with a security expert.

When you work with a qualified security company, highly-skilled security expert will inspect your property, evaluate your risks, and help you identify what system you need. They will also work within your budget to help get the highest quality system and professional installation at an affordable price. No matter if your company is big or small, CCTV is the best option to meet your security needs.

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