Is A Professional Home Security System Worth It

July 29th, 2022

Perhaps you feel as though you live in a neighborhood you don’t need to worry about, and you’ve never had a problem in Chico, CA. The truth of the matter is that there is no home safe from the potential for home invasion in the United States, and the next victim could be your residence in Chico, CA.

There are a lot of things the residents of Chico, CA don’t quite realize about burglaries and home invasions. For instance, it’s typically not the masked burglar sneaking by the cover of night. As a matter of fact, most burglaries occur between the hours of 10am and 3pm, when residents are likely to be at work or school. Burglars don’t want to be caught, and your best protection is a professional home security system that works for your property and your family.

The Benefits Of Installing A Professional Home Security System

Why go professional with your home security system? Simply put – it ensures you have the best of today’s technology and that this technology has been installed correctly. Also, your security professionals will make sure you know the ins and outs of your security system, so you’re making the very most of your investment. The benefits of installing a professional home security system in your area home are: 

- Save on your homeowner's insurance

One of the biggest points of contention for those considering a professional home security system in the region is cost. While a professional home security system is something of an investment, it’s one that can pay for itself over time. Not only are you far less likely to experience loss through burglary, you can also save on your monthly homeowner's insurance premiums. When your insurance provider knows you’re proactive about protecting your home, they feel comfortable charging you less month to month. Make sure to ask your insurance provider if they offer discounts for having a professional home security system installed.

- Protection from fire and carbon monoxide

Your professional home security system isn’t just cameras, door alarms, and motion lighting. You can have your system installed alongside your fire and carbon monoxide detectors, which provides you a push notification if either alarm is triggered while you’re home or away.

- Better peace of mind

Your home should be your place to relax, but how can you truly relax without taking care of your family’s security? A professional home security system acts as a deterrent for criminals, as they know the security system makes it far more likely they’ll be caught in the act. You can sleep better at night knowing your home, your valuables, and your family remains protected.

The Right Security For You

A professional home security system is tailored to your property and your lifestyle, so you always have the right security for you. For more benefits of a professional home security system, or what that system can do for you, contact us for a chat with one of our security professionals 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