Is Your Home Security Ready For Spring

February 27th, 2023

The winter winds might still be blowing in Chico, CA, but this is actually the perfect time to think about spring. When it comes to security, it’s always best to be prepared early, rather than being reacting about what you can do to secure your Chico, CA home or business. With proactive measures taken, you know you’re kept amply safe and prepared before the worst occurs, rather than trying to pick up the pieces and figure out a security strategy at the same time. 

Each season has its own individual security concerns, and the precautions you should take for spring may be a little different than those you would take during the winter.

Preparing Your Home For Spring

Preparing your home for spring in Chico, CA first takes thinking a bit about what security threats are unique to the warmer weather season. A few things you can do to protect your home from security threats this spring are:

• Invest in ample outdoor security cameras – During the spring, people of the region are feeling a bit cooped up. Afterall, they’ve spent a great deal of time indoors waiting for winter to blow right on by. When that first warm spring day happens, you’re like to see a significant increase in people getting out and about and enjoying the neighborhood, getting a piece of that sunshine they’ve been missing since the close of the fall. More people being out and about means more people moseying around your property, and this includes those who might not have the best intentions. Installing ample security cameras all around the outside perimeter of your property ensures you’re deterring crime and catching any mischief in the act.

• Install a doorbell cameraDoorbell cameras have become all the rage in recent years, and for good reason. The spring season is a popular one for solicitors or those posing as solicitors, so it’s important to keep you and your family protected. A common scam today is individuals posing as utility companies to come into homes and burglarize the property, and a doorbell camera acts as an excellent and effective deterrent.

• Invest in window alarms – What is better than airing out the house on a warm spring day? It can get stuffy in the winter, and those fresh fragrant breezes are a welcome addition after so many months. Open windows are a beacon for criminals, however, and you’ll want to make sure the only thing coming in is the gentle spring air. Window alarms protect your windows and still allow you to welcome in that bit of springtime you’ve waited so long for.

Safer And Happier Springtime

When you make investments in your security, you’ll get to experience a safer and happier springtime. While it may still be winter, it’s never too early to protect yourself against the hazards that come along with the other seasons of the year. For professional assistance in crafting the perfect spring security strategy, contact us to learn more today.

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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."


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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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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