5 Benefits of Installing a Home Surveillance System

June 15th, 2021

Being safe is one of our prime instincts and nothing helps us more than technology. A security camera system completes a home in Chico, CA and makes us feel safe, secure and protected. This may seem like a sophisticated luxury a few decades ago but in today's background of rapidly increasing crime, a holistic security camera system becomes an unavoidable necessity. Moreover, as technology evolves, we have hassle-free and affordable security systems in the market, that are specifically designed for home use. Surveillance systems in Chico, CA not only deter criminals but also makes it easier to nab them. Moreover, you can also save money with security cameras. Read on to know the 5 benefits of installing security systems.

Primary deterrent to crime - Many prominent studies into human psychology point out that people behave differently when they are aware that they are being watched. Thieves are particularly on the lookout for security cameras, as it puts them in a tight spot. Many times, a simple sign of "You are being watched" does the trick to deter criminals. It is quite similar to the "Beware of dogs" signs, which is a traditional classic to deter thieves. Having a high-def outdoor camera works like a charm and burglars in Chico, CA will be forced try their luck somewhere else.

Savings on your Insurance premiums - In the insurance industry, safety is always rewarded with lower premiums. With a proper security system in place, you can say goodbye to hefty insurance premiums on your Chico home insurance. Once you notify your insurer of the upgraded security arrangements, he is bound to reevaluate your new premium price without changing the cover amount. This will only lower the premium on the content insurance of your home insurance policy and not the building insurance.

Useful Evidence for the police - The video footage of any unforeseeable activity in your premises can act as important evidence. Every judiciary system of the world accepts CCTV footage from any source as a reliable evidence in court. It can not only be useful for identifying wrong-doers but also ensuring their conviction. It is also useful when you are raising a claim for your insurance, in the case of accidents and natural calamities.

Safety of elders and children - We always need to keep an eagle's eye on the most vulnerable members of our family. Our children and the elderly of the house can now be monitored through a simple Wi-Fi security camera in Chico, CA that is connected to the internet. This can help stream live recordings directly to your desktop, laptop or smartphone. Now, you can not only save the information but access it live from anywhere. Some security cameras offer features like remote controlling, through which you can change the angles and zoom into something, remotely. It can also be used to check your pets while you are out.

Household staff in check – With home security cameras covering every corner of your home in Chico, CA, you can keep an eye on your household staff and hold them accountable in case of any mischief or wrong-doing. This is especially helpful when you are hiring a new babysitter for your little one. It can help you judge his/her services and keep you in the loop, all throughout the time, via live streaming.

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