7 Times in Your Life When You Certainly Need a Home Surveillance System

June 14th, 2021

Many people ask when the ideal time for installing a surveillance camera system in their Chico, CA home is - You can do it at any time, it is better to invest in these security systems early enough before it is too late. Statistics on theft and burglary show that these incidences happen in every 15 seconds across the United States.

However, there are times when having a home surveillance system is more important. Below are some of them.

1. You are hitting the road.

Many people plan to be away from home in their Chico, CA on vacations; they get excited that they are about to hit the road, but have some uncertainty when they leave their houses. Most of us even hire sitters and caretakers for their home and pets. Installing a surveillance system will ensure that your guest or caretaker respects your property and intruders are kept at bay. With surveillance cameras that are effective during the night, you do not have to worry about anything while on vacation. With motion detection and superb night vision, they notify you on every activity that happens on a daily basis; giving you a peace of mind.

2. You have just moved in.

This is a good time to consider installing a home surveillance system. When building a new home in their Chico, CA, ensure your contractors install cables during the construction process; it will be much easier for you. Intruders may take advantage of valuables in transit. However, with a surveillance system, you can be sure everything will be safe; there is an added security layer.

3. You are getting married.

Marriage is the way to building a family; and with many people in the house, the chances of misplacing items are higher. Surveillance systems help you in keeping track of your property. For instance, one might think something has been stolen, only to realize you had misplaced it when reviewing the footage. Installing HD security cameras ensure one has enough evidence in case theft occurs, it will be easier to file a case with the authorities.

4. You are about to have a baby.

Family protection is something that everyone strives for. When you are about to have a child, you realize the desire to protect your growing family increases. This is the time you need to install a surveillance system to monitor everything that happens in your home in their Chico, CA.

5. You just made a great purchase.

Let's say you just bought a fancy car, a motorcycle, a MacBook or a 70° curved flat screens; your wish is enjoying the new purchase without fear that something might happen to it. Protect it by installing a surveillance system in your home.

6. You have a new pet.

Often, most pets get loose. Whether it is your cat, puppy or pet raccoons, surveillance systems will help you know everything that happens to them while away or during the night.

7. Right Now

You can invest in a home security system at any time. Check everything that happens in your home from your smartphone. From seeing what happened in the garage, basement or backyard, installing a surveillance system serves this purpose efficiently.

Do not wait until it's too late, make use of these valuable additions to your home in their Chico, CA and enjoy the benefits.

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