How Your Security System Can Help with Contactless Living

May 26th, 2020

How Your Security System Can Help with Contactless Living

As we navigate the current pandemic, we are all looking for ways to keep everyone in the family as safe as possible. Some of us are staying home in Chico as much as possible and are utilizing delivery services, while others have to go out on the front lines of essential business to keep things going amidst COVID-19.

Recommendations by the CDC say to limit contact with others as much as possible to help slow the spread of the virus. This means distancing yourself from others and staying home when you can. It also means finding new and creative ways to help with contactless living.

Today we will go over how your security system can help with contactless living.

Limiting Contact

Limited person to person contact is imperative in Chico, CA. If you are part of the higher risk group or have someone in your home that is part of this higher risk group, then certain precautions need to be taken.

Doorbell Security Cameras

With your doorbell security cameras, you have the ability to see and communicate with essential workers who may be at your home to drop off groceries, packages, or meals. You will not have to open the door and expose yourself when you have this security feature in place.

Video Cameras

Since we can't really get out of the house to visit family members and friends because of the virus, video cameras offer the perfect solution. Video cameras allow us to check-in virtually with friends and family members to ensure that everything is alright. You can talk with them, check on their wellbeing, and keep in touch.

Smart Home Devices

Another way to help limit contact and limit touching high touch surfaces is by utilizing smart home devices when possible.

Voice Control, for example, allows you to adjust the temperature on your thermostat without having actually to touch the thermostat itself. In addition, you can control your door locks, lights, and so much more using voice control features in the home.

With your mobile security app, you can also control several of your smart devices at once, so you won't have to find yourself constantly having to clean and sanitize remote controls and switches around the home. This limits the likelihood of spreading germs around the home to other family members.


As you can see, there are several ways your home security system can help limit the spread of the virus and allow more of a contact-free environment for yourself and your family. Which of these features do you currently have access to?

For more information on these features and other ways to ensure contactless living at home, contact a reliable security provider in Chico, CA today to get started.

Perhaps you already utilize several of these features in your home but are in need of an upgrade. Your security service provider in Chico can help with upgrading your current system as well.

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John M.

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"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."

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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