3 Ways A Home Security System Can Protect Your Family That You May Not Know

August 3rd, 2021

A home security system is the ultimate way to protect your family in Chico, CA. A good security system acts as a deterrent to keep criminals away. A security system will notify you and the police if there are intruders. Finally, it can help the police identify anyone involved in a break-in or a burglary on your property. All of these are incredibly helpful in keeping your family safe and protected. However, did you know that a home security system can also protect your family, possessions, and home in other ways? Here are three ways that a home security system can protect you that you may have not considered.

Protect Against Package Theft in Chico, CA

With the prevalence of online ordering, package theft has become more and more common. A security system with a front door camera can help protect you from package theft. An alert will go off whenever someone comes onto the porch. Once alerted you can monitor if it is someone that should be there or not. If someone does steal a package, the camera will record video that can be used to help police identify the thief.

This system can also be extended to your mailbox. Mailbox theft is also surprisingly common. Thieves will look in mailboxes for checks, credit cards, and even tax information. Your mail being stolen can even lead to identity theft. With a mailbox camera, you can protect yourself from these criminals.

Access A Front Door Camera With Your Smartphone

A front door camera can also be useful to see who is at your front door. With wireless IP technology, these cameras can be integrated into your smartphone. Meaning you can check and see who is at the front door right from your phone. This will not only protect you against intruders, but these cameras can be used in other ways. For example, you can make sure older children have come home from school every day. You can also make sure that younger children, as well as elderly or disabled family members, don’t wander off.

Protect Your Children From Household Hazards

There are many items around our homes that are not safe for children. You can use the alert systems in your security setup to keep younger children away from medicine cabinets, laundry rooms, or out of areas that are dangerous. You can also use it to keep older children from accessing the liquor cabinet, the gun safe, or any other dangerous areas. You can also make sure that if your children have friends over they are staying out of trouble.

All of these are secondary benefits to your security system that can help protect your family. With these protections, you can rest easy and have peace of mind that everyone and everything in your home stays safe. To learn more about the myriad of ways that a security system can protect your home, give us a call. Our security experts will answer any questions, and help you identify any vulnerabilities with your home security system in Chico, CA!

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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

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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