How to Assess the Benefits of Using a Wireless Video Surveillance Camera

March 18th, 2021

Wireless video surveillance cameras are one of the wonders of modern technology. They have gained immense popularity in Chico, CA as an effective security measure both at home and in businesses. This revolutionary equipment allows you to see what is going outside or even inside your home when things go bump in the night, from a far away distance.

In a world that is going wireless, these cameras are also being used to monitor civilians in Chico, CA public areas. It goes without saying, you need a surveillance camera sufficient in preventing criminals from turning your dream into a nightmare. Here's how to assess the benefits of using a wireless video surveillance camera.

No wires!

Perhaps we can all agree that the fact that there are no cables is by far the most distinct benefit provided by wireless surveillance cameras. Criminals know where to use their wire cutters. A home or a business that have wireless surveillance cameras lack access point for criminals to attack.

However, keep in mind that you will need to drill holes in your walls to mounting kits to support the cameras. On the upper hand, surveillance cameras are easy to install, require less time and offer unlimited angle choices.


The lack of wires allows increased flexibility on wireless cameras. This means you can place them in any desired location. Additionally, you can move them from one location to another without have to handle the wires.

You can place the cameras in areas suitable for surveillance without having to worry about outlets. The only limitation you have on placement locations in Chico, CA can only be limited by your imagination.

Also, the lack of cables makes hiding the cameras a lot easier. This comes in handy especially when you're installing the cameras as a security measure. There will be nothing to give the cameras away!

Easy accessibility

Would you like your feed to go, ma'am? Thanks to wireless capabilities, you can situate the receiver 500 feet to ten miles depending on the cameras you choose to install.

Also, other than the capability to access the cameras from anywhere, you can also watch a live feed anytime- all made possible by the featured advanced access control system. You can even go for a whole month's vacation and still check up on things back home or at the office in Chico, CA.

However, just like other inventions, wireless surveillance cameras come with a few drawbacks as well. Here's a quick look at those drawbacks.

  • Privacy can become an issue
  • Wireless surveillance cameras can be a costly affair
  • They require technical support and maintenance from time to time.
  • They can be vulnerable to damage or misuse

Taking a look at the component of a wireless video surveillance camera

  • Video surveillance camera come with storage devices such as digital video recorders
  • A saving system, like a hard drive
  • A monitor - can be a computer monitor, a TV, a smartphone or a tablet
  • On some occasions, it can include a motion detector

Also, you can install either hidden or clearly visible surveillance cameras

  • Covert system - they are hidden to make sure no one is aware their actions are being seen and recorded. This type of system grants you peace of mind that things are going as they should be in Chico, CA.
  • Overt system - this is a system where the cameras are set right out in the open. People see them; you might want then to know they are being watched. This discourages any bad actions.

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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

"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."

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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