Security Integration Can Keep Your Business Safe

May 31st, 2022

Today’s businesses have to deal with a lot of complex security challenges.  Technology has made everything faster and provided more tools to make businesses safe and efficient, but it’s also given burglars, corporate spies, hackers, and other intruders more tools they can use to break into your company and steal assets, damage property, copy proprietary information, and harm employees.  If you want to protect your Chico, CA business from this multitude of threats, the best solution available is an integrated security system.


A Variety Of Threats Demand A Variety Of Responses

Intruders and spies have many tools and opportunities they can use to steal or damage your property.  You can also face financial threats from employees and guests who are supposed to be on your premises.

  • Employee theft has always been a major threat thanks to the trust employees enjoy and the many opportunities they get to take from the business.
  • Employees, clients, and customers may sue your company for negligence or recklessness due to an injury, fake or real, they suffer on your premises.
  • Armed robbers may come in and steal cash out of the register or take valuable goods from the shelves.
  • Shoplifters take what they want and leave without paying if they don’t think they’ll get caught.
  • Burglars break in after dark and steal anything they can find.
  • Employees, customers, and even vendors will commit fraud if no one checks what they’re doing.


One Solution Won’t Cover Every Issue

Many business owners in Chico, CA have the opinion that “security means X,” where the X is just one of the many security systems your company may need to protect against all the potential threats.  For instance, one business owner might think security cameras can spot every crime and deter others from taking place but then do nothing to protect their computers from hackers.  Another owner might buy strong malware protection but do nothing to secure their office against intruders.


Integrated Systems Are Worth More Than Their Parts

Integrating a security system means making sure that all your security features will work together and communicate with each other to make sure the system makes optimal use of its resources.  For instance:

  • Video surveillance can let you see who’s at a door and unlock the electronic lock for them remotely.
  • When a burglar alarm goes off, remote video will let you see right away whether it’s a false alarm or a real intruder going where they don’t belong.
  • Keyless lock systems can log when certain credentials open a door, and video surveillance lets you check whether the right person is using the right credentials.


By integrating your security system and installing a variety of features, you can keep your property and your people safe from all sorts of intruders without having to pay for all the most expensive products.  This will keep your overhead costs down and give you an easy way to check on your company’s situation from any location.  Contact your Chico, CA security company and get started on building a better security system 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