Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Security For Summer

March 10th, 2023

We’re in the full swing of spring in Chico, CA, with summer right around the corner. With Memorial Day creeping up, thoughts of summer fun flood the minds of everyone around the area. However, fun isn’t the only consideration to make for summer in Chico, CA, and we should also consider our security and how our security needs may change during the summer months. Summer is a time of activity, and that doesn’t just mean walks around the block or trips to the pool. Every summer, crime spikes all across the United States, including the Chico, CA area. 

Due to the nature of summer crime spikes, late spring is the perfect time to consider your summer home security. With the technologies available today, having a safe and secure home this summer is something that has never been easier or more within reach. 

Tips For Better Summer Security 

A few tips can give you a strong foundation for better summer security. A few tips for better securing your home this summer include: 

  • Watch where you give your address and phone number – Leaving our address and home phone number on luggage tags seems like no big deal, right? You could be putting yourself at risk. If you’re taking a summer trip this year, make sure to leave your address off of your luggage tags and include only your mobile phone number. Additionally, if you leave your car at the airport, take your GPS out beforehand. Your “home” address is stored in these devices, and if someone breaks into your car and they like what they find, they could be given easy access to your home as well. 

  • Focus on your landscaping – While a wild and natural yard or garden might look beautiful to you, it also looks pretty attractive to burglars. Overgrown gardens and shrubbery give burglars a place to hide as they make their way onto your property and into your home. Keep your landscaping neat and tidy all throughout the summer months for an easy security step. 

  • Remote monitoring – Remote monitoring is an advancement in home security that really takes your safety to another level. Whether you’re jet setting across the world for a summer vacation, or you’re simply at work for the afternoon, remote monitoring gives you constant access to your home. Security cameras are hooked up to an app on your smartphone or tablet device, and with the touch of a button, you can be transported to your footage. This means you can check on packages, your interior, or your exterior whenever you feel the need for peace of mind. 

Having A Safer Summer 

Having a safer summer is important, as that’s the only way to get the most fun out of this most looked forward to the season. If you’re looking for the right technologies to improve your summer security, we have just what you need. Call us today to learn how we and our professionals can work with you to improve your home security this summer. 

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

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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
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