Types Of Security Equipment That Can Benefit Homeowners

October 13th, 2022

People everywhere, including right here in Chico, go out of their way to ensure the people they care about are safe. For instance, many times, when a mom and dad are purchasing a car for their teenager, they spend hours on end researching various models and their safety features. After all, they want to know that no harm will come to their young adult if he or she gets into a fender bender. Additionally, many guardians choose to install home security equipment to keep their loved ones safeguarded.

Unfortunately, most parents can't be with their children 24/7. So, when they are off to school, work, or at a friend's house, sometimes, moms and dads feel vulnerable. However, by investing in home security equipment, they gain peace of mind in knowing that they have done their part to keep little ones and teens protected.

With so many products on the market today, it can be quite challenging for a person to pick the right pieces for their particular situation, though. This post is going to focus on three items that could prove to be just what the doctor ordered. Hence, curious Chico persons should stay put and read on to learn more.

Motion-Activated Lights

Most burglaries happen between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Yet, that doesn't mean all of them do. Some criminals may decide to wait until nighttime before breaking into a home. This action allows them to hide in the shadows under the cover of darkness. They try to sneak in, steal goods, and skulk away without anyone being the wiser. Motion-activated lighting can scare off such perpetrators as the devices will illuminate brightly, making the yard appear as if it were daylight outside after movement is detected.

Surveillance Cameras

The majority of new cams come with an app or software. Thanks to the programs, Chico homeowners can receive alerts on their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Plus, they can review live feeds and recordings to find out if trouble is afoot. On many occasions, surveillance cameras deter criminals and send them in another direction. However, should the thief, vandal, or someone else choose to commit a crime, the footage can be turned over to the police so that officers can identify the suspect. Then, with any luck, they will be able to make an arrest and get a bad guy/gal off the streets. 

Keyless Locks

Many people have been leaving a spare key outside their homes for generations now. They put them under flowerpots and mats, inside barbecue pits, in false rocks, and more. The problem with this action is that criminals, especially those that have been in the game for a while, know all of these tricks. In other words, they can probably find the key, unlock the door, steal what they want, and be gone before anybody notices anything. Keyless locks are an excellent choice for folks wanting to ditch spare keys. If they lock themselves outside or lose their keys, they simply have to enter a numeric code to get inside.

Give us a call to discuss these security options further.

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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."

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