Home Security: Things You Should Consider

December 15th, 2022

A home security system may be one of the best investments a homeowner can have. It ensures the safety of the property you worked hard for and the welfare of your loved ones. However, many people still do not see the importance of this system.

The Risks

Millions of Americans suffer from burglaries every year. One of the reasons is the misconception that most break-ins happen at night. Many residents tend to double their security efforts when the sun has set.

During weekdays, many homes are empty. Parents go to work while the children are at school. What they do not know is that most burglars take advantage of this and attack during the day.

Another factor that has affected the vulnerability of homes is the prevalence of the use of social media. Nowadays, burglars turn to social networking sites to access information about homeowners. They can choose their next target based on what they find online.

Things To Consider

Most, if not all, individuals leave their valuables at home. It is a place where we feel comfortable and safe. That is why it is necessary to ensure the safety of the place. Here are a few factors you have to consider if you want to invest in a home security system:

  • Who You Are – Your identity matters when choosing a security system. High profile individuals that are often mentioned by the media are more vulnerable. But, this is not only about your wealth. People who work for companies that get into controversies may also be at risk of falling victims to an intruder attack. Another factor is your social media posts. If people perceive you as a wealthy person based on what the things you put online, you may get the attention of burglars. That is why it is important to be selective about what you share with others. It may also be safer to keep your accounts private.


  • What You Have – The things that an intruder sees on your CA property can make you into a target. An expensive car is attractive to them. You should also make sure your valuables are not easily seen from your windows. Additionally, you have to properly dispose of receipts and boxes of expensive packages or purchases. 


  • When and Where You Go – A lot of intruders monitor how their targets move. They study routines to know when a home is empty. If you always go on trips, make sure you do not leave your CA property unguarded. A home security system can serve as a line of defense to deter intrusions.


The Right System

Finding the right security system for your property requires you to consider your needs. For example, a video security system can discourage intruders from going into your CA home. You can also choose a system you can access even when you are away. To know more about your options and the solutions that can protect your home, give us a call.

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D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

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J. Folsom Arco Station

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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."

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"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."

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

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  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
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