How Secure Is Your New Home

November 7th, 2022

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, especially when it’s your first home. The year 2020 is slated to be a huge one for first-time homebuyers, including those in the Chico, CA region. There are a lot of things to think about when buying your first home, so it’s easy to see how home security might slip through the cracks. The home buying process is a complex one, it’s filled with tours, paperwork, approvals, applications, and contracts. After you’ve settled on your home, you’ll then have to think about how you’re going to move in. Will you hire movers? How many days will you need to take off? Will your utilities be ready to be turned on? 

While there is a lot of hustle and bustle involved with buying a first home or any home, security should be considered as equally important as any other step of the process. Your new home should be your safe, comforting, and relaxing space; a sanctuary you cannot wait to get back to after a long day. The only way to achieve this level of peace of mind is with ample home security keeping you protected. 

Security Tips For Any New Homebuyer 

A few security tips can get you started in a safer and more secure home. A few security tips that any Chico, CA new homebuyer can make use of are: 

  • Take care of your doors first – Your front door isn’t just your main access point into your home, it could also be the main access point for burglars. When you invest in alarm systems, security cameras, or deadbolt locks, take care of your front door first. Burglars know that sneaking into a back window looks suspicious, but walking right up to a front door might go unnoticed by neighbors and passers-by. 

  • Alarm your windows – Your windows can be another point of vulnerability in your new home, and alarming your windows is an excellent way to keep intruders out. Not only will these alert authorities should a window be breached, but the presence of window alarms can also act as a very effective burglary deterrent. Criminals don’t want to be caught, and they know that getting caught is likely when you have alarm protection. 

  • Consider your landscape – Large trees, lush bushes, and beautiful gardens are aesthetically pleasing, but they could also be providing cover for burglars or criminals to hide. It’s best to keep bushes trim, gardens tidy, and trees trimmed down and kept away from your home’s direct vicinity. This ensures you’re not providing a place to hide for those who wish to cause you harm. 

A Happier New Home 

A safe new home is a happier new home, and we have the technologies you need to make sure your new home purchase is a confident one. If you’re looking for security technologies, professional advice, or ideas for keeping your home protected, contact us for more information today. With the right security technology, your Chico, CA home can be a happy one for many years to come. 

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