What Could You Get Out Of Access Control

July 26th, 2022

Access control is something that many of Chico, CA think is just reserved to large businesses and commercial complexes. While access control is important in these and other applications, it also has it’s place with Chico, CA businesses as well. This security layer is a simple way to control access to different parts of your business or property, and it’s something worth looking into as you decide which security layers should be part of your overall security strategy.

For smaller to medium sized businesses in Chico, CA, using a well thought out and professional security strategy is important. In many cases, these businesses are their owners’ biggest investment, and one burglary can do enough damage to set these businesses irreparably behind. Access control has a place in any security approach, and it simply takes learning a few of the benefits to see why.

The Top 4 Benefits Of Access Control In Your Security Strategy

Breaking down the benefits of access control shows clearly how this type of security has a place in any area business. The top 4 benefits of access control in your security strategy are:

1. Your property isn’t accessed without your knowledge

If you’re allowing your property to be access while you’re not there, or no trusted employee is there to monitor, you could be putting yourself at serious risk. Even vendors coming onto your property could cause you to run into a problem, and perhaps not all employees should be trusted to be unattended and given free reign of your business.

2. Better control of employee theft

Every business owner would love to think that they can fully and completely trust all of their employees. However, this fantasy is far from reality. The amount of employees in the United States who admit to at one point or another stealing from their employer is staggering, and you don’t want your business to be next. Employee theft costs American business owners billions of dollars each year. Access control gives you better control of your inventory, safe, and property as a whole, making employee theft much more difficult.

3. Overcome negligence

Perhaps your late night crew forgot to lock a back door before leaving your property, or maybe you forgot to lock the front door after stopping by quickly to check on something small. Access control overcomes negligence and ensures that your doors remain locked at all times they need to be.

4. Customized entry

Your access control system can be used to create customized authorized entries throughout your property. Your main door can be open to guests and employees, while a back door for inventory can be accessed only by a certain team. You get to choose who gets access to where, and when they’re allowed access throughout the day.

Accessible Access Control

Access control is a security feature that is accessible to business owners of all sizes, budgets, and needs. If you’re interested in incorporating access control into your business security strategy, contact us today.

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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

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"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

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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