Protect Your Property From Liability This Winter

November 23rd, 2022

Whether you’re the owner of a business or residential property in Chico, CA, liability is something to be concerned with. In the winter months, fraud is rampant in the United States, as those who wish to take advantage see plenty of opportunity to do so. First and foremost, snow and ice will make their debut in Chico, CA during the winter months, and second there is plenty of darkness to add another layer to the “hazard” argument. A person who wishes to take advantage by staging a fall for a lawsuit can see a glisten off of a slippery sidewalk or an unpaved walkway, and they can see dollar signs if they only have an accident. 

The person who decides to slip and fall on a property can get away with their fraudulent act if you don’t have yourself protected. 

Protecting Yourself From Falling Victim To Falls 

There are a few things that Chico, CA property owners can do to protect themselves from fraudulent slip and falls. Some tips to keep yourself and your property protected this winter are: 

  • Install proper lighting – Lighting can be extremely beneficial to help you to keep your property safe, and to stop fraudulent slip and falls. Those looking for a quick payday won’t have darkness to blame for their accident, and you’ll be able to see if icy patches pop up on your walkway. Motion detection lighting can even present the appearance of activity and movement, and those who are considering fraud would rather carry out their actions without anyone noticing. 

  • Keep walkways ice and snow-free – One of the single most important things you can do to protect yourself and your property is to keep your walkways snow and ice-free. Both snow and ice can be considered a hazard, and one that will hold up in a court of law should a person decide to stage a slip and fall on your property. 

  • Clear your property of debris – The winter months can also come with winds, and when winds reach the dry and suffering top branches of trees, this can lead to falling and blowing all across your property. Those who may wish to stage a slip and fall can use this debris as a “hazard” that caused their fall. 

  • Install security cameras – Security cameras are your absolute best defense against liability claims during any season of the year. When passersby know that a security camera is present, they know that their actions are being watched, and they’d rather not be caught staging an accident. Your security cameras can ensure that those looking to commit fraud are deterred, and that any falls that may occur are legitimate. 

Keeping You Safe 

The right security measures can keep you safe, and keep those who may visit or walk through your property safe as well. If you’re looking to protect your property from winter’s hazards this year, contact us for the professional assistance and modern technologies you’re looking for 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