Protect Your Business With The Right Surveillance System

May 30th, 2024

In this day and age, business owners in Chico CA more than ever must go above and beyond to protect their assets. A video surveillance system cannot stop crimes like shoplifting or burglary from taking place, but they can limit them from occurring. Just having the equipment installed is often enough to prevent an individual from partaking in such activities. However, if folks decide to participate in illegal acts anyway, a high-quality surveillance system will ensure that the event is captured on video. The images can be beneficial in providing the police with evidence to find the guilty party and make an arrest.

Your surveillance system is also useful when having to deal with insurance adjusters for filing losses. The footage can prove that business owners or employees had nothing to do with the incident. Insurance companies look for the smallest things to avoid paying out a large settlement, even if premiums are paid on time every month. Grainy, distorted, or low-quality video can turn into a nightmare, so don't take any chances when your livelihood is at stake, and instead, purchase a top-tier surveillance system in Chico CA.

Tips For Finding The Perfect Security Solution

Research And Know What You Want

Not every surveillance system is created equal. Technological advancements and developments have made security equipment more convenient and easier to use than ever before. Some models come equipped with motion sensors, while others offer features like automatic mobile notifications. With computer-like functions, many of the devices are customizable and allow businesses to personalize them to accommodate their specific needs. Before spontaneously buying the first system that you see, consider items like distance and lighting to make sure the cam produces the best results.

Is The Equipment Right For Indoor/Outdoor Applications?

Some security cameras will not hold up to outside conditions. Many models are designed strictly for indoor use, so if you plan on utilizing the unit outside, research the design's weatherproof capabilities. Failing to take such actions will be just like flushing your money down the toilet as the cam will become inoperable from the rain, snow, hail, and other elements.

Don't Forget Audio, Frame Rate, And Resolution

Recording And Sound Quality Depend On The Manufacturer

Many cameras do not come with a recording option, so if capturing voices and other noises is an essential must-have, check the particular device's specs. Some models even offer two-way audio which enables the monitor viewer and person on camera to communicate. So, consider this element before buying a surveillance system to protect your business efficiently.

A High Frame Rate Equals Smooth Video

For crisp, clean, and highly defined images, users will want a camera that shoots in at least 720p high definition. To prevent footage from looking choppy, purchasers need to consider models with higher frame rates. Cutting corners in these areas is usually a recipe for disaster as these elements are critical aspects of surveillance systems. To acquire superb night video, look for models with IR LED lights.

Storage Capacity Is Also Important

Don't Run Out Of Room

Large surveillance systems with multiple cameras recording in high resolutions will go through storage space quickly. The units can typically be set to overwrite older footage, but this act can also accidentally eliminates needed video. Choosing a model that is compatible with the cloud can be beneficial in a variety of different ways. It provides business owners in Chico CA with an excellent storage volume and allows them to access the data from almost anywhere remotely.

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
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