Home Security Solutions for Independent Living

January 6th, 2023

Many seniors in Chico choose to remain in the comfort of their homes for as long as they possibly can. However, seniors are often the prime target for thieves because they are considered more vulnerable than others. For this reason, you need to make sure you have the right home security solutions in place for safer and more secure independent living.

Installation Options

With so many home security options to choose from, it may be a challenge to narrow down the choices you need for your home. However, with so many different kinds of security systems currently available, you are sure to find something that will be perfect for your home.

Wi-Fi Home Security Systems

Most homes in Chico utilize Wi-Fi connectivity and are one of the more reliable options if you are going to choose a security system with automation features. For this, you want to make sure that you have reliable coverage. 

Home Security Cameras

Having cameras means having access to 24/7 surveillance of the home and property. They can be programmed to operate and record only when triggered by motion or they can be on continuously. For seniors who leave home frequently, it is best to find a provider that offers mobile support so that the security feed can be viewed from their mobile device at any time.

Motion Detectors and Security Sensors

Having motion detectors and security sensors around the home can also prove to be helpful for seniors and can easily be incorporated into a modern security system. They can be programmed to send alerts to the homeowner when activated and can even contact law enforcement if needed. 

Some sensors seniors should consider for their homes include glass break sensors, freeze sensors, and heat sensors. 

Panic Buttons

One of the best features to have with a security system for a senior is a panic button. Remote control activation allows the system to be easily turned on and off with a click of a button and many of these key fobs or remote controls also have a panic button that can be pressed in the case of an emergency. This panic button feature gives seniors as well as their families more peace of mind. 

Professional Monitoring

Professional monitoring is recommended as well and can prove to be especially helpful for seniors who are vision impaired, prone to seizures, diabetic, have a heart condition, or are taking medications that have potentially dangerous side effects. 

With professional monitoring, you will also have the increased security of having someone checking in and monitoring everything around the clock. If something seems wrong or the alarm isn't shut off within a set period of time, they can even call the authorities to perform a wellness check to make sure everyone in the home is safe. 

Ready to learn more about your home security options to improve your independent living situation as a senior? Maybe you want more information for a family member so everyone can have greater peace of mind if so, contact your local security company in Chico, CA. 

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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