How Secure Are Your Windows?

July 12th, 2023

When considering your home security in Chico, CA, your doors are likely your top priority. It makes sense since most burglars choose to go through the door rather than making a conspicuous entrance in another way. However, for particularly determined criminals, a window is just as much an entryway as any door. While doors can be the main focus for your CA security, your windows do warrant some consideration as well. 

Windows are one of the most highly sought-after features in any home. They allow in natural light, and during particularly nice days in Chico, CA, they are perfect for introducing plenty of fresh air into a house’s interiors. However, homes with plenty of windows require plenty of security for those windows to ensure that no unwanted visitors make their way inside. Window security doesn’t take away from the beauty of your windows—it simply ensures your windows will remain an asset to your home instead of a liability. 

Tips For Keeping Windows More Secure 

A few tips can help any homeowner protect their property with better-secured windows. Those include the following: 

  • Use Cameras To Your Advantage – Rather than focusing your security camera systems on your doors alone, focus on the windows and doors to ensure that burglars do not have a “blind spot” to take advantage of. Knowing that your windows are secured with video camera technologies, just like your doors, they are far more likely to pass up on your home. It is important to remember that burglars prioritize getting in and getting out without being caught, and security cameras on all of your entryways make doing so much more difficult. 

  • Consider Window Alarm Systems – Alarming your windows is another consideration to ensure your windows remain safe and secure. Window alarms can be installed on all the windows of the home, and they can come in handy in more ways than simply deterring crime. Those with teenage children who may think about using windows as an easy way in and out of the house past their curfew can have peace of mind knowing that their windows are secured.

  • Make Use Of Your Landscaping – When a burglar (or your teenager) has plans to use your windows to come in or out of your home, your landscaping can also serve as an effective deterrent. Rose bushes and other thorny plants planted by your windows create a natural obstacle that adds to the beauty of your landscape. Getting to the window to enter or exit is a painful and slow event when one has to get through a thorny plant first.

Securing Your Entire Property 

Keeping your entire property secure is important for your peace of mind, and this includes your home’s windows. Whether you’re looking to protect the windows of your home or business, we have the technologies you need to protect your property completely. If you’re interested in finding out what you can do to better secure the windows of your property, contact us and speak with our professionals to learn more 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

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