Huge Upside to Using Mobile iPhone and Android Applications in Your Business Security System

May 2nd, 2018

If you have been using a mobile application for purposes of accessing your video surveillance system in Chico, CA, then you probably have experienced the incredible power and utility of tablet and phone camera access capabilities.

Today's video security systems use mobile streaming of up to 1080p resolutions as well as 30 fps, which offer instant access to both business cameras at any location in Chico, CA, anytime. Major security camera manufacturers normally offer two components specifically-

VMS- the Video Management System manages the multi-camera system and also sets video recordings. Overall, it is the hub of today's world of a security camera.

Mobile application-this mobile application runs on the executive's mobile phone, the security guard's tablet as well as the warehouse manager's laptop. It offers instant live and real-time security videos across all facilities in Chico, CA, videos recordings played back within specified timeframes, audios, and motion events if available.

Just how powerful are the mobile iPhone and Android applications in the security systems?

Unrivalled speed

Speed is definitely key to several mobile applications out there. Mobile security apps can offer access to live video feed within seconds. This enables the security personnel manning a manufacturing center to be virtually available at any location in Chico, CA, anytime. The fact that the business owner has access to all security cameras within seconds ensures they have instant access to all critical areas 24/7. This also enables the business owner to monitor the facility and production from their desk, at the airport or in their car. In addition, having instant access to both manufacturing and production facilities leads to improved productivity. Better still, it helps the management remain connected to the facility regardless of their travel schedule.

Offers superior remote monitoring capabilities

iOS Apple or Android devices can be utilized for remote monitoring of the live feed coming from an NVR, DVR or directly from the IP camera. The Upload Network speed present at the location of the device is crucial for resolution, the quality of the videos received and frame rate. While slower network speeds can be used when frame rate and resolution have been reduced, an upload speed increase is needed for full compressed resolution alongside usable frame rate of more than 15 fps.

Offers ability to control the camera rotation

One of the outstanding benefits of the remote camera access is PTZ(Pan Tilt Zoom) control of the robotic camera. With the ability to zoom to 30x and to control camera rotation, the PTZ camera gives the user of the security camera the ability to monitor all around and further focus on the areas in Chico, CA that aren't available to fixed cameras. Due to software control, the PTZ camera can seamlessly cover large areas with control on virtually any device.

Offers seamless access to control systems for businesses and homes

Mobile devices are an integral application in accessing control systems for both homes and businesses in Chico, CA. By virtue of accessing specific areas and having control over various devices, the mobile apps on smartphones and tablets are increasingly adding control of doors and temperature to monitoring crucial areas such as retail stores and business centers. Most manufacturers offer automated controls for entry gates and buildings, using advanced applications like License Plate Recognition and Face-recognition.

Reach out to us if you have any issue regarding your mobile security applications. Here at Crime Free Living, we are committed to advancing your business applications for virtually any business need. Please call us at 530-327-7268 or visit our website at

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