How A Home Security System Can Benefit You And Your Loved Ones

July 27th, 2020

As of late, COVID-19 has taken the United States by storm. Chico residents are not immune to symptoms brought on by the novel coronavirus. Although this story is not going away anytime soon, the time has come to discuss various kinds of threats, and ones that did not just disappear when the pandemic set in. For one, Chico homeowners sometimes find themselves sleeping with one eye open to catch trespassers in their tracks.

By having to remain awake throughout the night, needless to say, the individual probably won't be at his or her best the next morning because of the lack of sleep. The majority of burglars make their moves between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. This period is when people are usually gone for the day, thus, giving the thieves free-reign to do as they please. In many cases, they can slip inside structures undetected, and get away before people notice that something is wrong.

Deter Thieves By Installing Surveillance Cameras

Various studies have been conducted over the years, and many of them have revealed that CCTV systems were major deterrents for former career criminals. Therefore, the investment could be just what the doctor ordered to nip break-ins in the bud. Why do surveillance cameras strike fear into burglars and make them bypass their intended targets? Well, most criminals want to remain low-key. If they take on a dwelling with cameras, there is a good chance that their faces and other distinguishing marks will be captured on a crisp, clear video. 

Pros Associated With A Home Automation System

All sorts of gadgets and gizmos can be paired within a home to make a home automation system. They enhance security, add convenience to peoples' lives, and the devices can even help folks save some money on their electricity bills. Loads of Chico citizens walk out of their houses now and again, only to forget to turn the temperature up or down on the air conditioner/heater's thermostat. It is not uncommon for TVs, radios, and lights to get left on too.

People that want to go this route will need to have smart devices installed throughout the home. After the system is set up and ready to go, the homeowner will be able to remotely control various components. By turning this item off here, or another one-off over there, the home will use less power while the person is away, which can result in savings.

Burglar Alarms Provide Peace Of Mind

It can be unnerving to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of a blaring speaker from the burglar alarm getting tripped. However, that little bit of uneasiness is far better than the other option, which is having a creepy criminal skulking around from bedroom to bedroom where family members sleep. Additionally, these units can sometimes be purchased with 24/7 monitoring. Homeowners gain peace of mind with the latter, as they know help will be on the way shortly if something goes down.

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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