How Can Integrated Security Solutions Help Your Business

April 6th, 2021

There are many Chico, CA companies who will tell you that their security product is the latest and best thing to solve your security concerns. They'll promise that their new infrared camera will deter even Danny Ocean and his team. They'll promise the most reliable keyless entry systems outside of Fort Knox, but can they be trusted? There is a very simple answer; there is no such thing as the best security option to pick. Some of these options are better than others, some systems more secure than others but there is no such thing as perfect security.

So why bother? Why spend money on trying to improve your security when none of these products solve the problem? Again, there's a very simple answer - no one device or gadget or process will solve your problems, but some them, properly integrated and linked together can. These are known as integrated security solutions and these days, more and more people and companies are investing in integrated security solutions as they look to keep their homes, families, and businesses secure in Chico, CA .

It's important to remember that integrated security solutions aren't just about building with locked doors and windows. It also includes information security. Good computer security processes and IT security procedures are extremely adept at keeping your information safe. Hacking is a major threat theses days, particularly to blue chip companies with multi-million-pound patents pending and at risk of industrial espionage.

On the physical side of things, most Chico businesses now have security gates, secure fences, security guards, CCTV, and lighting, which is great but are they integrated? CCTV is very common these days, nearly every firm in the world uses it, and it can provide invaluable additional security and information to the police in the event of a crime, but unless there's somebody watching it, then it won't prevent anything. Lighting needs to be utilized effectively and act as a deterrent and not give intruders shadows to hide in. Integrated security solutions do this efficiently and effectively, saving you money as you pay only for what you need.

Examples of how integrated security solutions work include linking the CCTV system with the intruder alarm, integrating access control features with the fire system so that doors open in the event of fires and, saving the best till last, integrate intruder alarm with access control. Once the alarm is triggered, the access control system will close and lock all escape routes leaving the intruder running frantically around the building trying to escape. Of course, the best case scenario is to integrate all these together whenever possible but these options give an idea of what integrated security solutions involve.

An integrated security solution system should be a complete system that fulfills all your wants and needs, protecting and monitoring everything you want it to in an efficient and cost-effective manner while giving you the peace of mind that you, your people and assets are protected in Chico, CA. Looking at the dangers lurking around, it would be wise for any business owner to have a business security system.

For a free business security analysis, please contact Crime Free Living at 530-327-7268 or visit our website.

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