How Secure Is Your Farm?

December 26th, 2022

Farming is a backbone of the economy in Chico, CA, and a backbone of the economy of the United States. Without farmers, we wouldn’t have the very food we put on our tables, and various industries and businesses rely on farms in order to keep their own companies running. Because farming is so important, farming security in Chico, CA should be kept a priority, and many farmers don’t consider their farm security until something happens to force them to. For instance, a farmer may have run their farm for decades with no issue, and then one day their new expensive tractor goes missing. Now the farmer is considering how this could’ve happened, and what may have been done to prevent it. 

Securing Your Farm 

Securing your farm in Chico, CA should be something done proactively, not reactively. A few ways today’s farmers can better secure their properties are: 

  • Install security cameras – Security camera technology is more affordable, more user-friendly, and more effective than ever before. Installing security cameras on and around your farm property is effective in deterring crime, and it can catch crime while it’s happening to be used as evidence against burglars or vandals later on. Today’s modern security cameras may even be viewed remotely with remote access, allowing you to keep your eye on your farm from anywhere in the region or anywhere in the world. 

  • Advertise your security – If you install security cameras, lighting, alarm systems, or other measures, you may think you should keep them hidden. The opposite is true. You should advertise your security installations and security products to let everyone know that your farm is protected. Burglars don’t want to be caught, and they’ll see these signs and turn the other way knowing that they’re far less likely to get away with their crimes. 

  • Use lighting to your advantage – Farms have lots of lands, and it’s often dark in these rural regions at night. All of this darkness gives burglars and vandals plenty of places to hide, but this is an issue with a simple solution. Installing motion-sensing lighting or better lighting around your farm property takes away the cover of darkness criminals use to get away with their actions. 

  • Consider your computer systems – Your computer systems are just as at risk as your livestock or your farming equipment. Take care to make sure your passwords are changed regularly, your network is secured, and that your sensitive information is locked uptight. 

Safe Farms And Successful Farmers 

With safe farms, the United States will enjoy more successful farmers. Improving safety and security on your farm should be something that is done before the worst occurs, and we’re here to help. With professional expertise and advice, we can help farmers of the region to gain peace of mind when it comes to caring for their livelihood. If you’re interested in better security for your farm property, contact us today to see what our professionals have in store for you. 

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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