Keeping Your Kids Safe With Home Security

November 3rd, 2022

If you are a Chico homeowner with a family, keeping them safe is a number one priority in your life. However, this can be challenging when you are working or away from home. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help keep your family safe while you are not home. A security system with remote monitoring can help you keep an eye on your family no matter where you are. Here are just some of the ways a home security system can help protect your family.

Keep An Eye On Babysitters And Caregivers

Parents need some “grownup” time but you also want to be sure the kids are safe, are they behaving, is the sitter paying attention to them. However, trusting caregivers with your children can be very stressful, especially if you are a new parent or trying out a new babysitter. Using home security cameras will keep an eye on the babysitter when you are not at home. Today’s home security systems can be accessed right on your smartphone and you will be able to see what is going on at home in real-time. 

Monitor Your Children While They Are Home Alone

Every parent will eventually be confronted by their child insisting they are old enough to be left home alone. While you may feel that your child is mature and responsible enough to stay home independently, there are still some risks. However, with a home security system, you can check in with them at any time. Your mobile device will allow you to monitor to make sure they’ve arrived home safely, are doing their chores and homework, and staying out of harm’s way. It also allows you to check who else is visiting your kids. You can even set your Chico home security system up to send you an alert every time there is someone at the front door.

Follow The Morning Routine

Often parents will be on their way to work before the kids leave for school, leaving them to get ready by themselves. With a home monitoring surveillance system you are able to watch them handle this responsibility, remind them to brush their teeth and make sure the lights are out and the garage door is closed. You also can wish them a great day and that you are proud of them. Your children will feel more comfortable knowing you are watching no matter how they protest being monitored. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing they’ve gotten themselves safely to school.

There are just a few of the ways a home security system can help you protect your kids while you are at work. A lot of these methods require a modern security system with sensors and remote monitoring. To ensure you get the right system, you need to work with a security professional. A professional security expert will assess your needs, your Chico home’s vulnerabilities, and your property. Then they will design an affordable, custom-built system that works for you. If you want to keep an eye on your kids even when you are away, cal la security professional 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