Is Your Home Secured For The Autumn

October 10th, 2022

As the temps drop, fall brings with it plenty of colorful leaves, comfortable weather, great food, and more. But, as most in the Chico area know, it also brings some security concerns that you’ll need to consider as well. If you’ve never thought about the risks and the steps you need to take to make sure your property is protected, keep reading to learn more about how to make sure your home’s security system is up to par for this coming fall.

School Starting

Kids returning to school means that your family’s schedule will be more complex. If your children are involved in sports, this is even more apparent. Whether it’s the family staying out for a sports event or making sure that your kids return home from school and are safe until you get home from work, the right steps are a must.

Investing in a security system is a good step here. Not only will a security system help protect you from potential security risks, but it can make it easier to keep an eye on your home and your kids when you’re not there.


Believe it or not, landscaping plays a huge role in whether or not a thief decides to target your home. Overgrown shrubbery is a perfect hiding place, and when shrubbery is directly in front of windows it lets a thief hide easily as they break in. Because of this, you’ll want to keep some landscaping tips in mind:

  • Avoid landscaping that blogs the view of your doors and windows from the road or neighbors


  • Trim shrubs and bushes if they’re in front of windows to keep your property safe.


  • Remove dead plants from around the house.


  • Use thorny plants like rose bushes to make sure that thieves won’t hide there.


Always consider your landscaping when taking steps to increase security at your home.

Lower Temperatures

Be sure to take steps to keep your family safe from issues like carbon monoxide poisoning. Leaking furnaces or problems with your heaters could fill the home with carbon monoxide. Today’s security systems actually include carbon monoxide detectors, and you can also install additional alarms to make sure your family is protected.

The bottom line here is that in every case, adding the right security system will be a key element in keeping your home and your family safe and protected this fall. A small investment in a good security system can protect you from break ins as well as other safety issues like fires, carbon monoxide, and any other risk that comes along with the drop in temperature as the fall rolls in.

Getting The Right System

Installing the right security system is the foundation on which you build the rest of your security steps. As such, it’s vital that you have the right system installed. If you’re looking for a system that will work for your needs, our team is here to help. We’ve been providing security systems to the Chico area for years. Contact us today to learn more and get your initial consultation.

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