Security Cameras Are For More Than Merely Watching Employees

September 16th, 2022

Chico businesses use surveillance equipment for all sorts of things, including monitoring the activities of their workers. They help monitors keep a watchful eye on cash registers to be sure all transactions make it into the cash tills. Additionally, companies mount cameras near supply closets and around warehouses to ensure that supplies or goods don't just get up and walk away.

Although surveillance cameras are beneficial in these ways, Chico organizations can find them useful for other things too. This article is going to focus on several of them. So, interested persons should stay here and read on to learn more.

Give Your Workers Peace Of Mind

Chico companies are obligated to keep their employees safe and sound. If they fail to take adequate precautions, an agent could become mugged or sexually assaulted on the property. In turn, the person may file a lawsuit against the business to recover compensation for injuries and mental anguish. On many occasions, simply having security cameras installed is enough to deter criminals.

They often think twice about committing crimes as there is a chance that their faces, license plate numbers, or scars/tattoos can become captured on video. Thus, they don't always choose to act on their impulses from fear of getting identified and thrown behind bars. Then again, if a person decides to do something, the security team can spot it fast and spring into action quickly. As such, employees gain peace of mind in knowing that somebody is always watching their backs.

Redesign The Layout Of Your Store, Office, Workshop, And More

It is not uncommon for traffic to build up in particular areas of a business. For example, a grocery store display in the wrong place could lead to shoppers having to stop with their buggies, almost like cars at five o'clock on the freeway. Regardless of what industry a company is in, managers can use surveillance footage to gain a bird's eye view of the place's layout. If they discover that items are causing problems, they can have them moved to prevent them from obstructing aisles, office doors, or machines.

Save Some Money On Insurance Premiums

Organizations have to try and save money where they can to ensure their bottom line doesn't go into the red. Of course, cutting employee hours or wages probably won't go over so well. Luckily, there is another way to accomplish the feat. Many insurance agencies have programs that offer companies discounts when they upgrade security. Not all insurers have the arrangements, though. Hence, if your primary concern is to lessen insurance costs, it is a good idea to speak with your provider before running out and buying cameras. 

Lastly, but certainly not least, proprietors should think about installing cameras in parking lots to catch vandals in the act. Unfortunately, some people, for whatever reason, like to smash car windows, headlights/taillights, destroy plants, and just break stuff in general. If employees and customers are afraid of what might happen if they leave their vehicle parked there, they likely won't be your workers or clients for very long, which can cost the company money. The same can be said for having to have landscaping replaced. So, install cameras to assure that those who committed the acts are held responsible.

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"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