Make Sure Your Business Is Protected

October 14th, 2022

Organizations, both big and small, have been relying on security systems to help them in many ways for generations now. Yet, there are still some Chico establishments that have not made the investment. There are loads of pros associated with cameras, alarms, and more.

This post is going to focus on several of those benefits. With any luck, the article will give you the push that you need to create a safer, more secure environment for everybody to enjoy. So, curious Chico business owners should stay put and read on to learn more.

Get More Productivity Out Of Employees With Surveillance Cameras

For starters, installing cameras on the inside and outside of the building can provide workers with peace of mind. They know that if something, like an assault or mugging, were to occur, monitors are watching their backs and can react to the situation quickly. By taking care of your people, they will be more inclined to put their best foot forward each and every day. In turn, their productivity will increase, which means sales and profits will likely go through the roof.

Additionally, employees will stick to the straight and narrow, doing the jobs they were hired to do when cameras are present. In other words, folks will spend less time standing around the water cooler cracking jokes when they know somebody is watching. Once again, with this scenario, bosses will get more production from their workers.

Use Security Cameras To Stop Shoplifting In Its Tracks

Those that own a retail establishment in Chico will want to pay close attention to this section. According to an article published on, between employee theft, shoplifting, and vendor fraud, it is estimated that the U.S. retail industry loses $33.21 billion annually. That is a heck of a lot of money. Sometimes, organizations are not able to overcome the losses. As such, they are forced to close their doors for good and file for bankruptcy.

Don't let this be you. Instead, invest in top-of-the-line surveillance cameras to catch criminals in the act. After noticing the infraction, your security team can spring into action to prevent the stolen goods from leaving the store. Also, the footage can be turned over to the police if you wish to press charges and get one more bad guy/gal off the streets.

Avoid Fraudulent Injury Claims With Surveillance Equipment

There are loads of folks out there who are dishonest and deceitful. As such, employees and customers alike could fake injuries in an attempt to get compensation from your company. They could falsify an account of slipping in liquid on the floor, getting hit by a piece of machinery, or any other number of things. If the person truly got injured on the property, then so be it, the compensation is warranted. However, if he or she is faking, there is no point in the organization shelling out hundreds to thousands of dollars for no reason. Security camera footage can help businesses escape such a feat.

Are you in the market for a business security system? If so, feel free to contact our office today.

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