Home Security Features Available To Consumers Today

May 11th, 2022

Technology has become better and better over the years. That has been excellent news for Chico consumers and the security industry. For example, in the past, homeowners were stuck with analog cameras. These units didn't always provide the best quality video. Rather, the footage was often grainy and hard to make out. As such, when burglars or trespassers came on the property, the police weren't always able to identify the suspects.

In other words, there were plenty of criminals that got off scot-free. Luckily, property owners don't have to deal with those types of issues anymore. There are numerous products and services available that assist persons with protecting themselves and their families. For instance, modern wireless sensors are easier to install, troubleshoot, and replace than ever before. The units communicate with an alarm system's control panel via radio frequencies. They can prove to be the perfect solution for providing the homeowner with an extra layer of protection.

This And That About Video Features

Some home video surveillance systems are equipped with top-notch security cameras. The devices detect movement and immediately begin recording. Then, the owner receives a clip of the item that triggered the filming. Thus, it doesn't matter whether a person is at home, the office, or on vacation, they can see if an intruder or raccoon eating out of the trash can caused the alert. So, Chico citizens should consider having a security system installed, if for nothing else, to have the ability to distinguish between real and false alarms.

Useful Tidbits About Cellular Monitoring

Cellular monitoring is somewhat of a standard feature today, although, that wasn't always the case. It used to be an expensive upgrade. This option allows persons to watch over their property without the use of wireless or broadband technologies. Basically, a chip or module is placed inside the alarm system's control panel.

That piece transmits data between the monitoring station and system via cellular towers without the use of any wires. The homeowner can have alerts sent directly to their phone when a sensor becomes tripped. Hence, the technology can prevent Chico residents from walking into a dangerous situation.

Lastly, But Certainly Not Least, A Little Bit About Interactive Services

Interactive capabilities have been around for the past decade or so, and they only seem to be getting better. These systems are sometimes a bit pricier than other options, but they often prove to be well worth the cost in the end. When a door/window gets opened, or an alarm becomes tripped, persons receive a text or email about the incident. They give the homeowner the power to arm or disarm the system from their phone as well. Heck, some models even let the individual view recordings from past events.

As if all of this wasn't enough, there is still more. People can create a smart home security system too. With the few swipes of their finger, the property owner can adjust the thermostat, turn lights on and off, or operate keyless locks. All of the items listed here are worthy of any consumer's consideration.

Do you want to invest in a home security system? Call our office to discuss your options today.

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
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