Why You Need A Reliable Home Security System

June 18th, 2020

Why You Need A Reliable Home Security System

One of the best ways to protect your home is by investing in a high-quality home security system. Home security systems are effective in preventing crime. Studies have shown that a home is much less likely to be targeted by burglars if they see that the home has a home security system installed.

However, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, only 17 percent of houses in the country have a home security system in place.

Now, let's go over some more reasons why you need a reliable home security system in Chico, CA.

Keep Your Home Safe

One of the biggest reasons to invest in a home security system is to ensure the safety of your home. Statistically, a home burglary takes place every 13 seconds. 1 in 3 homes without a security system in place will likely be part of that statistic in the future. Security cameras act as a deterrent for this kind of crime and can go a long way in protecting your home, your property, and your family.

Good Fire Protection

Home security systems in Chico can also be used for fire protection. Many people think that home security systems are only effective at keeping burglars away. However, they can also provide you with an early warning for smoke in the home and help you identify sources of heat. Heat detectors can be added to any home security system and help prevent fire damage with earlier responses.

Manage Electricity

You can monitor your home's energy consumption with the help of your security system. Maybe you fail to turn the lights off when you leave the home, or you forget and leave appliances running. If you have a home security system, you can have remote access to your home's devices and the ability to control your thermostat, lighting, and certain appliances right from your mobile device. This helps cut down on the energy you use in the home and can save your family money.

Lower Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Investing in a high-quality home security system can also lead to reduced homeowners insurance premiums. The cost of a policy is based on factors such as the coverage, payment options, your location, the insurance company, and the type of home you have.

However, when you have a security system in place, you may receive a discount because you have something that can help reduce the damages you may otherwise have to deal with without the system.

Medical Assistance

Another good reason to invest in a reliable home security system is that it can help you address medical-related concerns. Some home security systems can be equipped with emergency pulls or medical alert pendants that can be used in the event of an accident or a medical emergency at home.

If you would like to get more information about security systems that can be installed in your Chico home or learn more about the benefits of having one, contact our security experts 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