Home Security Systems

April 1st, 2021

According to the latest report by security experts, more than 2 million homes in the United States are burglarized each year. This means that in every thirteen minutes there is someone breaking into a home somewhere in the U.S. The best way to avoid been a victim of such an incidence in Chico, CA is by installing a home security system. Here are some things you should know before investing in a home security system.

Outdoor Security

As a part of your home security, enhancing security at your outdoor is paramount. If burglars can bypass your outdoor security, it can become simple for them to invade your Chico home. That is the reason you should employ proper measures to strengthen it. To start with, do an assessment of your doors and windows. They should all have deadbolts lock installed on them. A majority of people feel that a handle lock that accepts a key is enough protection, but honestly speaking there is nothing as easy to bypass as handle locks.

Another great way of improving outdoor security in Chico, CA is to increase outdoor lighting. The more you light your home, the less likely a burglar will try to invade for fear that they will be seen or caught. Make sure you can be able to see any entrances and windows from a safe distance. Trim or eliminate any trees and shrubbery that can prevent lighting from reaching thus giving thieves a hiding place.

Protect Your Valuables Using Asset Protection Devices

Assets protection devices are devices that will alert you if any of your valuable assets have been tempered with. This device will let you know for example if your safe has been tempered with, a painting has been moved, or a jewelry box has been opened. Assets protection devices not only protects your valuables from burglary but also gives you the peace of mind that you so deserve.

Motion Sensor

Another great way of ensuring your Chico home is safe from intruders is by installing a motion sensor system. The device works by using vibrations, microwaves, light and other methods to detect any changes in the environment. This can include of the breaking of a laser beam or light, movement, or additional heat indicating that there is someone in the area of the sensor. While making an investment of a motion detector, you need to consider factors like sensitivity, the area of coverage and of course the cost.

Alarm System

Basic alarms have a siren or a bell that is triggered when there is a detection of motion. Unfortunately, most people have become immune to the alarm and always assume that it was pressed by mistake. To improve the resilience, consider installing a remotely monitored alarm that can alert the police or a monitoring center even if you are not around to come and take a look of your home. Remotely managed alarm also ensure that it's turned off quickly to prevent any disturbance to your neighbors.

Bottom Line

These are some of the few things you need to know to help you get the best home security system which will give you a peace of mind knowing that your Chico, CA home is always safe. Depending on your location, neighborhood and attractiveness to thieves, you can choose to employ more home security measure.

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