Arming Homes With The Best Security Technologies

February 19th, 2021

Home security technologies are getting advanced with every passing day. Home security is a big business in today's world. About 2 million homes are burglarized each year in the United States, according to statistics from the FBI. Homes without a security system are 300 times more likely to become burglarized, but only about 17 percent of homes have a home security system. A home security system can help reduce a family's likelihood of becoming a victim of burglary. However, thieves in Chico CA are getting smarter. They're figuring out how to disable alarm systems and how to get around security systems without getting caught. Therefore, it's more important than ever for home security companies to offer customers the newest technology that will protect their homes. Staying one step ahead of the thieves is essential to the safety of homeowners.

Crash and Smash Protection

Unfortunately, many thieves in Chico CA have discovered that the easiest way to burglarize a home is to smash the alarm system upon entry. Smashing the alarm system prior to the alarm going off disables the alarm in most cases. "Crash and smash protection" means there is a second sensor in the home. If the original control panel is smashed, a signal is sent to the monitoring station from the second sensor.  Alarm tampering protection is an essential feature that can truly protect a home.

Wireless and Cellular Equipment

Many security companies use a wireless connection between the sensor and the control panel in a home security system. However, a few companies are now offering a cellular connection in addition to the wireless connection. The reason a cellular connection is important is that it serves as a backup for the wireless connection. A wireless connection requires an internet connection. If a thief can disable the homeowner's internet, the security system doesn't work. When there's a backup cellular connection, the alarm doesn't rely on an internet connection. If the internet is down, the cellular connection will still allow the sensor and the panel to communicate if there's a break-in.

Remote Security

Many homeowners in Chico CA appreciate being able to receive alerts about their home security on their smartphones or computer. For example, homeowners can sign up to be notified whenever their garage door is opened or whenever their front door is unlocked. Some security companies are integrating more options that allow homeowners to remotely control other aspects of their home. For example, homeowners can control lighting remotely. If they aren't going to be home but want to make it appear that they are, they can use their smartphone to turn on the lights. Homeowners can also control locks remotely. If a child arrives home and doesn't have a key, a parent can use a smartphone to unlock the door. These conveniences allow homeowners an added level of security. Homeowners looking for home security systems that will give them peace of mind. Homeowners are often willing to pay higher prices for added security features that truly make them feel secure, a secure feeling that involves a big dose of technology.

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