Four Benefits Of Choosing A Monitored Home Security

March 16th, 2023

When you work with a professional security company, you will not only receive a home security system. You will also be offered a variety of service packages that include installation, system maintenance, and home security monitoring. Installation and maintenance packages are easy to choose, because they ensure that your Chico home is getting the best possible protection. However, many consumers wonder if they really need monitoring for their home security system

What Is Monitored Home Security?

A monitored home security system is a system with a direct connection to a security company. The security company monitors the activity in the home and is alerted when an unusual incident happens. Monitored security systems protect your privacy. However, if there is suspicious activity such as an alarm going off or the window break sensor sends an alert, the company will contact you and immediately dispatch law enforcement as needed.  

Why Should I Get A Monitored Home Security System?

There are several benefits to purchasing a home security monitoring package including:

  1. Prevent Break-Ins

The first thing home security monitoring offers is protection if there is a burglary. An alarm may warn the burglars off the premises, but they will not immediately contact the Chico police. With a monitored system, the alarm will notify the security company and they will contact you immediately. If there is an incident or they can’t get a hold of you, they will then contact the police. 

  1. Prevent Environmental Damage

Crime isn’t the only hazard our homes face. We also have to be wary of fire, carbon monoxide, and flooding. In the case of any of these events, sensors will be triggered and notify the security company. They will contact you the moment these issues arise. That way if you are not home, you can either go home and deal with the issue or contact first responders like the local fire department.

  1. Have Medical Emergency Response

If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition, home security monitoring can help. With a personal emergency response system, if there is a medical emergency they can simply push a button and the security team will call. They will walk them through the situation and contact both first responders and anyone else on their emergency contact list.

  1. Never Be Alone During An Emergency

Nothing is more terrifying than dealing with any of the situations alone. With home monitoring, you can have peace of mind knowing that someone has your back. In the event of any of these emergencies, you will have something that will reach out to help you.

Get A Professionally Monitored Home Security System

With so many benefits, it’s a great option to consider. Monitored home security systems are very affordable and are often packaged with service, installation, and even upgrade packages. Home monitoring is one of the best ways to protect your Chico and family. Speak to your security professional today to learn more!

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

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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