Is It Time To Install A Home Security System?

September 1st, 2020

Some states have eased the stay home orders due to the COVID-19 crisis. But some locations in the US are still sticking to the CDC and federal government guidelines to prevent the virus from spreading. This pandemic is going to result in lots of folks changing their overall ways of life. 

It should come as no surprise if more and more of the workforce becomes remote. Heck, parents who live in states where they can home school may elect to keep their kids unenrolled from traditional campuses as well. Of course, the future looks uncertain for the time being. It appears as if nobody knows what the virus is going to do, or if their will ever be any relief, even with Operation Warp Speed. 

Staying at home could become the norm in modern society.  As such, homeowners should consider investing in security cameras to protect themselves, assets, and their family members. Now, this article is going to focus on some of the positives associated with the devices. Therefore, curious persons will want to stay right here to learn why surveillance equipment could be perfect fits for them.

Security Cameras Are Deterrents

If the unemployment numbers continue to rise, crime rates may increase all across the nation. In fact, some areas have already reported increases in things like murders and burglaries during the national lockdown. For these purposes, this section will be concentrate on the latter. Should people not be able to work, make money, and put food on their tables, they could turn to steal the belongings of others to make a quick buck.

However, surveillance cameras might be just what the doctor ordered for keeping trespassers at bay. According to one study of 12 former career criminals, nearly half reported that CCTV systems were effective deterrents. Barking dogs, secure, robust doors, and TVs turning on, all trailed the cams.

Surveillance Cameras Provide Police With Evidence When Crimes Arise

Most of the time, burglars strike between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM, when persons are gone for the day. Not all of the time, though. Rather, the break-in might happen in the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning. If loved ones are home, they may become the rape or assault victims. There is nothing good about the situation, but at least if cameras are present, officers might be able to identify the suspect from the footage and throw him or her in jail.

Modern Security Cameras Can Be Monitored Remotely

Many parents have essential jobs that require them to get out and about throughout the day. It can be hard for them to concentrate on their various work-related tasks with their children remaining at home because of school closures. Threats could be posed to them via babysitters as well as trespassers. However, the majority of security cameras have apps or software that allow them to be monitored remotely today. Thus, guardians can gain peace of mind in knowing that they can check in on things whenever they wish.

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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