Home Security Essentials When You Have Kids

August 31st, 2020

As a parent, it is only natural to be constantly worried about your kid’s safety. After all, the majority of parents in Chico cannot be with their kids 24/7. However, thanks to developments in home security, you do not just get to watch your kids and their babysitters—you can also have additional safeguards in place to protect your kids even more. Read on to learn about several of them.

1 – Remote Access

You can train your kids to arm the security system and enter their passcode when they get home from school, but there is no guarantee that they will remember those things at all times. With a combination of security cameras and remote access, you can check in on your home when your kids leave or let them in when they arrive home. It will make your life a lot more convenient and your kids safer.

2 – Video Doorbell

Kids may know not to answer the door to strangers, but how will they know if it is indeed a stranger? A video doorbell will resolve this issue as it will let your kids find out who is on the other side of the door without having to open it or peep through a window and let the stranger know that your child is home alone.

3 – Monitored Security System

When you have kids, having a monitored security system adds another layer of security to your property. You never know when an emergency will occur at home—it could happen when you can’t access your phone. In emergency situations, the monitoring company will immediately contact the authorities in CA as soon as an alarm is set off. This will enable your kids and even you to evacuate as they will not have to fumble with the phone first.

4 – Individual Pin Codes

Assigning unique pin codes to each member of the family will let you keep tabs on your kids’ comings and goings. The security system will notify you when one of your kids has arrived and, alternatively, when they have not come home on schedule. 

5 - Video Surveillance Cameras

A simple video surveillance camera will keep your kids safe in two additional ways on top of protecting them from the usual intruders and environmental hazards. First, you can monitor their activities so they do not go to prohibited areas and put themselves at risk of common child safety hazards at home. Second, you can monitor nannies or babysitters and make sure that your kids are being treated properly.

Educate Your Kids

With all of those security features in place, your kids will definitely be a lot safer. However, you still need to make sure that your kids know how to properly operate your security system—for instance, that they need to enter their pin as soon as they get inside your house—and what to do when certain signals go off to maximize your home’s security. You can protect your family from crimes and environmental hazards with a comprehensive home security system. Contact us now for the best security solutions for your Chico home.

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Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

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"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