Home Security Alarms - Safety & Peace of Mind

March 31st, 2021

People take into consideration the security of a property in Chico, CA before buying. People will like to know security features, size, location and square footage of the assets before they can start discussing the cost. The type of security system in place is among top factors which buyers take into consideration before buying new homes. Having a security alarm is necessary for your safety as well as when trying to sell your property.

Security Alarm System Overkill

The demand for home security systems is on the increase in Chico, CA. It has made it possible for many new designs to be available in the market. It 's nice to have several options when it comes to security systems, but they also pose a challenge when it comes to choosing the best system for your home.

When choosing the best security system for your Chico home, you may go overboard and choose an intrusive system which may not serve your family members well. Most people will not need a fingerprint identification lock. They may opt for other types of keyless entry systems. The best security system for your home should offer the necessary protection, but it should not interfere with the day to day running of your home and the peace of your family members.

The Basic Security Alarm

A standard system is suitable for many households. The systems include sensors on all entry doors. Other features include motion activated outdoor lighting and sensors on Windows. For monitoring purposes, the systems should have a link to a surveillance system. The standard systems offer the best deterrent to many potential intruders. The systems are easy for families to adapt. The best systems for your home should not be complicated to an extent where family members will face challenges on a daily basis when trying to use it. It should not as well interfere with the privacy of your family members.

Security Alarm Benefits

Most people agree the benefits of having a home security system is the peace of mind you enjoy as a homeowner in Chico, CA. Even if you are thousands of miles away, knowing that your home has a security system which is linked to authorities makes you achieve peace of mind because you know everything will be taken care even when you are not present. The systems will let the authorities know something is wrong for them to respond.

There is a benefit on your cost. A security system linked to a mentoring service lowers your home insurance for more than 20%. Some monitoring systems will as well monitor your home for the fire which in turn will reduce your insurance premiums. The likelihood of losing money to burglars is also reduced with a security system in place.

Increase your Home's Resale Value

There are several home improvements you can carry out to increase your Chico home resale value. They include adding a garage door, basement remolding, finishing and remodeling your kitchen. They are expensive endeavors, but the addition of an alarm or security system is cost effective but adds more value to your home just before you sell it to a potential buyer.

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