Keeping Your Pets Safe And Secure

August 27th, 2020

67% of families in the United States have at least one pet, and this translates to roughly 85 million households, including those in Chico, CA. Of those pet-owning households, a whopping 95% consider their pets to be part of the family. Just like you would keep any loved one safe, it is important to keep your pets safe as well. When mapping out your home security strategy, make sure your pets are considered within your overall home security plan.

Pet theft is a terrible reality that affects families all across the United States and the world, including those in Chico, CA. Pet theft is something that families and pet parents never want to think could happen to them, and thieves targeting pets rarely do so with any sort of pure intention. In many instances, those pets are never recovered, leaving grieving families wondering what may have happened for years.

How To Keep Your Pets Safer 

Safeguarding your pets means considering what security measures are most beneficial to them. A few ways you can help keep your pet out of harm’s way are the following: 

  • Use Security Cameras – Security cameras do not just keep watch on your home and property in Chico, CA; they can also keep watch over your pets. Security camera systems overlooking the backyard will allow you to observe your pets while they are out to play or do their business. Meanwhile, those placed by the doors and windows will catch if your pet happens to slip out of an open entryway. Security cameras are also an excellent deterrent against pet thieves who may be thinking about slipping over the fence.

  • Microchip Your Pets – Microchipping has become commonplace in recent years, and for good reason. If a pet turns up in a shelter or is rescued, a scanning device can be used to link the pet back to their family in a matter of seconds. 

  • Get Access Control To Secure Fencing – Privacy fencing is difficult to get into, and privacy fencing with access control gates are even more so. Access control on your backyard gate allows you to control who comes and goes, and it can even alert the authorities via an alarm if a breach is attempted. 

  • Opt For Motion Sensor Lighting – Motion sensor lighting around your property can also deter pet burglars from approaching your pets on your property. Ideally, they will steal the pet and leave unnoticed, but motion sensor lighting gives the impression of activity and shines a bright light across your entire property. 

Keeping Your Whole Family Protected 

The main focus of your security strategy should be keeping your whole family and property protected, including your furry family members. With the right security measures in place, you can rest assured that your two- and four-legged buddies are safe day in and day out. If you are looking for security equipment that will help you monitor your pets while they are inside or outside the home, contact us to learn more about what we have for you 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