Why Every Business Can Benefit from a Security System

March 23rd, 2022

Every business or commercial property can benefit from having the right security system in place for different reasons. When you take the steps to protect your business, you are also protecting your employees, your assets, and your investment as well. A security system is beneficial for a business of any size.

Here are a few reasons to invest in a security system for your business or commercial property:

Ensure Employee Safety

Without your employees, your business wouldn't run as smoothly as it does; therefore, their safety should be one of your top priorities as a business owner. Providing a safe working environment is one of the best things you can do for each of your employees.

Fire Safety

In addition to security, you should also have a viable evacuation plan in place. In addition, you need a proper fire alarm system to alert you. Fires can spread incredibly quickly and can destroy your physical property and even sensitive data. Human life can also be lost and is irreplaceable. A fire and alarm safety system is a good first step when ensuring a safe workplace.

Burglary and Vandalism

Shoplifting, burglary, and vandalism can be costly for a business. Having the right security system in place can help deter this kind of criminal activity and prevent intruders from breaking in or damaging your property. Video surveillance and CCTV allows you to monitor the property and always have an eye on what is going on.

Employee Theft

Employee theft costs businesses significant money each year. To prevent this or catch them in the act, your video surveillance system can help. It not only acts as a deterrent for future crime, but it can also help you identify which of your employees is responsible. 

Employee Access

Many other buildings such as schools and financial institutions use electronic access so they can control who gains access to the building. Card keys and automatic door locking mechanisms for every point of entry in your business can help monitor employee access. It can even generate access and activity reports, so you know who is coming and going at all times. 

Protect Yourself from Lawsuits

Worker's compensation claims and slip and falls are common among businesses. However, some people try to commit fraud. For these people, having the right surveillance system in place can help prove you weren't in the wrong and can save your business from a lawsuit.

It can also help protect your employees and your business when it comes time to sort out any workplace incidents with other employees concerning worker's compensation claims as well.

As you can see, there are several reasons a commercial property can benefit from having the right surveillance system in place. Not only can they protect one of your biggest investments, but they also serve as good deterrents to help prevent any crime or incidents in the future while keeping yourself and your employees safe.

If you are ready to see what surveillance system is best for your business in Chico, CA, contact Security Feed today to go over all your available options. 

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