Top 5 Benefits of Installing Security Cameras in Your Business

April 20th, 2021

Video surveillance is vital to any modern business in Chico, CA. They help to make the business environment a safer place to work, while still protecting against burglaries and outside break-ins. Cameras monitor suspicious activities, stop shoplifting, theft and vandalism, as well as alert stationed security officers about real time thefts. Staff monitoring surveillance cameras and centrally manner systems in large business can also inform state and county law enforcement officials about developing dangerous. If you are thinking about installing security cameras, but are still in two minds, here are the top five benefits of installing security cameras.

Prevent Employee Theft

Even though it may be hard to imagine that your own employees can actually steal from your business, it does surprisingly happen more than you think. A research conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that about 75 percent of employees steal from their employers in Chico, CA. One of the best ways to catch such untrustworthy workers in the act and reclaim your assets is by installing security cameras. Modern security cameras are not only equipped with high quality video capabilities, they can produce crystal clear images, which makes it efficient to record a series of happenings.

Reduced Insurance Premiums and Taxes

Security cameras, allied systems and video surveillance systems can help you reduce insurance premiums over an extended period of time, depending on the contract drawn up with the insurance company. Public records of these systems also help to protect insurance companies from fraudulent and fictitious claims about robberies and theft. More importantly, you can also claim significant tax deductions on the installation of surveillance systems and security cameras.

Staff Monitoring

Apart from preventing employee theft, installing security cameras in your Chico business can help you monitor your staff. If your employees are required to work a full 8-hour shift, you can find out whether they spend this time doing other unauthorized things. With the right surveillance cameras, you can determine what measures need to be taken to enhance the productivity of your employees.

Shore Up Legal Cases/Aspects

Modern surveillance cameras not only record high quality videos, but also record audio, sound voice. This is quite essential as reliable evidence can be gathered easily to support or reject cases. For instance, a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled employee who fakes a slip and fall injury can be supported or rejected. Similarly, employees caught stealing and denying the same can be hauled up in court in Chico, CA with requisite video surveillance proof.

Improve the Safety of Your Workplace

By installing surveillance cameras at particular points, either outside or inside your business, you can have a virtual security guard that is controlled by your tablet, phone or computer. Many business owners install security cameras at their entrances and exits. When someone comes to the door, the business owner or manager is alerted, looks at the live feed from the camera to determine the person at the door, before unlocking the door remotely.

These are just some of the top benefits of installing security cameras. To keep your business requisite secure and employees' safe, ensure you choose the right security cameras. It is recommendable to hire experienced, professional Chico security company to help you choose and install your security camera. Call Crime Free Living at 530-327-7268 for a free security analysis.

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