Invest In These Home Security Options If The Second Round Of COVID-19 Stimulus Goes Through

July 15th, 2020

It is still too early to tell, but there are indications that Americans could receive more stimulus payments to combat financial difficulties brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump recently announced that he wants citizens to receive more than the $1,200 they got on the first go-around. Additionally, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, spoke of trying to get something done before the Senate leaves for recess in August. 

A lot of folks, including those right here in Chico, can certainly use the money. Although the unemployment level in the United States dropped a few percentage points in June, there are still tons of people without jobs. They need assistance paying for rent, buying groceries, and keeping their lights on. However, other residents are working and bringing home weekly paychecks. Hence, if the relief comes through, they have the luxury of being able to spend the funds on whatever they wish without hurting their budgets. 

Should CA homeowners happen to find themselves in the latter predicament, they should consider beefing up their home security if they haven’t already. Various products are available on the market today to help them accomplish just that. This article will now discuss several of them. Therefore, curious Chico residents should stick around to learn more. 

Don't Give Criminals Shadows To Hide In With Exterior Lighting

Darkness seems to bring out the worst in people. The majority of home burglaries happen during the daytime when family members are gone for the day, but that doesn't mean some thieves or other criminals won't wait to strike until they are under cover of darkness. Homeowners can ensure that their loved ones and neighbors are alerted to nighttime issues with motion-activated lights.

The devices turn on whenever they detect movement within a certain range. They shine brightly and illuminate yards, giving trespassers nowhere to hide. Exterior lighting may be just what you need to help your loved ones feel safe and secure. 

Keep Burglars At Bay With Surveillance Equipment

There has been a survey conducted with former career criminals revealing that nearly half of the participants were deterred at some point by CCTV systems. Many burglars will bypass targets altogether when cameras are visible. After all, they don't want to have their actions captured on video and take the chance of going to jail. So if your primary concern is keeping criminals away, security cameras are the perfect way to go.

Take Things A Bit Further With Home Automation

All sorts of gadgets and gizmos can be paired with home security systems today. Some of them include but are not limited to smart thermostats, light fixtures, appliances, and smoke detectors. These devices can usually be turned on and off or adjusted remotely from a smartphone. Surveillance cameras can be connected and operated in such a manner as well. Home automation can undoubtedly make homes safer, but it can also make the lives of consumers better. 

Are you looking for a way to spend your next stimulus check? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your home security options. 

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"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