What Security Cameras Do For Your Small Business

July 28th, 2022

Starting your own small business in Chico, CA is a big part of the American dream for many. In the United States, we have a culture of opportunity, and those with big ideas can put their creativity into practice by opening their own small business of any sort. As one can easily see, starting a small business in Chico, CA is a big investment in both time and money, and you’ll want to do all you can to keep that investment protected from harm.

One instance of burglary can do irreparable damage to small businesses of Chico, CA. While a security system might seem like a major investment at the time, it quickly becomes apparent just how useful these systems are after a burglary, break-in, or instance of fraud occurs. 

The Benefits Of Security Cameras

Security cameras have a bevy of benefits for small businesses, and they reach much further than just those they provide against burglaries. Some of the top benefits of investing in a security camera system for your small business are:

- Deter theft and other crimes

One of the biggest benefits is deterring thefts and other crimes. When a criminal steps foot onto your property, they want to be able to carry out their plans without getting caught. Afterall, if they’re caught, all of their work will be for naught. Knowing that you have security systems installed acts as a highly effective deterrent against crime in the first place.

- Always monitored

With today’s security camera systems, remote monitoring lets you keep your eye on your business from anywhere and at any time. For small business owners, it can be hard to take a much needed break or vacation, knowing that you’re so far away from something that means so much to you. Remote monitoring puts you back in your business any time you wish to check in on how things are going.

- Lower instances of employee theft

Employee theft is a staggering problem in the United States. Many business owners of the region just don’t realize how prevalent employee theft really is; whether the employee is taking a sandwich from a hot food case, or they’re taking thousands from the safe. Security camera systems also deter employee theft, making sure that you can trust who you have helping you to run your business.

- Reduce your insurance costs

For some businesses, you may find that installing a security camera system can reduce your monthly insurance costs. This allows your security system to pay for itself over time, and it’s worth communicating with your insurance provider to see if they provide certain security related discounts.

Find Success With Security 

With security backing up your small business, you’ll place yourself in a better position for success. Not only will you deter criminals from setting your business back, but you’ll have better control of your business from the inside out. If you’re interested in investing in a security camera system for your small business, contact us to learn more 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