The Importance of Security Video Playback

April 19th, 2021

The performance of any security surveillance system in Chico, CA depends on the functionality of its components. Many times, it may not be possible to monitor the security of a premise on a real time basis. Premise owners may resort to analyzing recorded images and videos captured by the surveillance systems, and that is the concept supported by video playback functionality. Video playback can be used a story telling point, and without it, security investigations most likely will turn to other unreliable cues. Playback can be used to identify the actions that were simultaneously taking place at different locations in Chico, CA based on time and other attributes used by the persons reviewing the captured digital images and videos.

The recorder is considered the single most important component of any video surveillance system since this is where all important images and videos end up. Without the recorder, it cannot be said that video surveillance system is working. It must be purchased together with the cameras, TV screens, and other accompanying accessories. DVR is the point where all the captured camera images end up and get stored accordingly depending on the user's preferred control settings and specifications. The storage capacity of DVR can be enhanced, and that means that it is possible for a premise owner to remove some data from the device and have them stored on a separate device. That approach ever ensures that DVR has room for keeping more information, and the practice is highly preferred for the intentions of avoiding memory issues with a video surveillance system.

Security cameras are installed to catch the bad guys who may have the intent of disrupting calm within a home or business in Chico, CA. Assuming that such unfortunate events are experienced, premise owners can turn to security video playback to thoroughly monitor the situation at hand and come up with suitable conclusions. Video playback can provide important information such as the time a certain event occurred as well as give a reliable indication of the number of people involved. Though the camera is what captures the events happening within a premise, it is the video playback functionality that premise owners rely on when observing what might have happened at some time back. Again, the most important aspect of the playback feature is that it is only present in the DVR recorder, and that can give a scope about the importance of DVR when it comes to offering security protection to homes or businesses in Chico, CA.

Though many video surveillance systems come with their DVR recorders, premise owners can still purchase other models and connect them with the system as per the instructions. This is the kind of services offered by many cable television companies that enable users to record TV shows that they would love to watch later. With security video surveillance, the images or video captured are sent to DVR recorder placed at your Chico home or business premise so that you can review them at a later time. Without the playback feature, it means that it would be impossible to review any captured surveillance images or videos, and that may make it tough to monitor security situation within a home or business effectively.

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

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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