Home Security Brings A Lot Of Advantages

July 21st, 2021

They say that a person’s Chico home is his or her castle, and one of the things that comes with the impression of any castle is safety. A home is a refuge, a place for Chico, CA families to live out their lives in security. People expect that no matter what else is happening in the rest of the world, when they come home, they, and their loved ones, are safe there.

Sadly, that’s not always the case. Criminals are always looking for an easy way to make money, and sometimes that means targeting someone’s home, and stealing their hard-earned possessions for resale. But there are things you can do to help prevent this. Security cameras are one of them and they bring few advantages.

Discourage Theft

Home security is all about deterrence. This simply means that the presence of certain security measures at a home, especially if they’re visible to criminals, will make those criminals think twice about targeting a home. Security dogs and security cameras—especially if you use both—are the biggest deterrents to Chico, CA criminals. The presence of a security camera considerably raises the risk of being caught and, worse yet, leaving photographic evidence that can be used to aid a criminal investigation, and even be used in court for prosecution.

Criminals always want an easy way to make money. The more you make your home a risky proposition, the more criminals will look to someone else in your neighborhood that hasn’t taken the same precautions you have.

Monitor Your Home

One nice thing about home security cameras is they are always watching your home when you can’t. Even if you’re not home, cameras record everything, and you can always consult the footage later. In some cases, you may even be able to watch your home live. Many modern digital security cameras come with wireless connectivity options. So if you have a phone, tablet or laptop with the appropriate software installed from your camera, you can even see the security footage yourself, live, without being at home.

If you install cameras within your home, you can even keep an eye on the kids, who may already be home from school while you’re still at work. You may even be able to use it to monitor worker activity in your home, such as house cleaners, or pool maintenance to make sure there’s no theft.

Enjoy Reduced Insurance

A monitored home is a safer home, and that’s something that some insurance companies recognize and reward. Look into your own insurance policy and you might be surprised to see that you can enjoy reduced premiums thanks to the extra prudence that you’re showing with home security. When your home is safer, your insurance company might just give you a discount.

Health Safety

And finally, you might even protect the health of your family! Many cameras come equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. So that’s one more added piece of safety and security to protect your family with. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and lethal when inhaled long enough. An alarm during a carbon monoxide leak can save your family’s lives.

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