Reasons To Beef Up Your Home Security

November 9th, 2020

A home is supposed to be a place where people feel safe and secure. Chico owners and their loved ones hang out, sleep, and do all sorts of things at the properties. However, if folks get complacent about home security, they can be in for big surprises. Hence, now could be the perfect time to invest in security cameras and lighting.

Surveillance equipment deters trespassers and criminals. Chico thieves, home invaders, and more tend to avoid breaking into houses with visible cameras. They don't want to be captured on video committing crimes. Such footage could land them behind bars.

Meanwhile, when a person's yard is shadowy and dark at night, it gives those up to no good plenty of places to hide. Most burglaries happen between 10 am and 3 pm. That doesn't mean some thieves don't use the cover of darkness to their advantage, though. Peeping Tom's and other criminals can lurk in the shadows and wait until the time is right to strike too. So, Chico homeowners should install outdoor lights to ensure they can see whatever is heading their way.

This article will now focus on three particular reasons why people should beef up their home security. Hence, curious individuals should stick around and read on to learn more. The following sections are going to cover some good stuff.


Militia Groups

News outlets have recently reported that some states could see problems with militia groups after the election. If their chosen candidates do not win, it is anybody's guess as to what lies in store for home and business owners in the areas. People will want to have security cameras on hand just in case. The devices may keep trespassers at bay as deterrents. If not, they will capture the members' images so that home or business owners can report the misbehavior to the police.


The Economy

It is no secret that most US households are struggling financially because of COVID-19. According to Tal-Com, 8-million Americans now live in poverty due to the healthcare crisis. As such, if a person is doing okay when it comes to money, they might want to begin beefing up their home's security before long. When people are down on their luck, getting evicted from their houses, and unable to feed themselves, thefts could skyrocket.

Burglars steal anything of value that they can make a quick buck on. Don't allow your valuables and possessions to disappear without a trace. Instead, obtain an intrusion alarm, surveillance cameras, and outdoor lights to eliminate your theft concerns.


Riots And Looting

The United States seems to be in turmoil right now. Citizens are taking to the streets to protest peacefully about various topics. However, some of the situations have taken dark turns with rioting and looting. Enhanced security measures may keep the issues off of your doorstep. If nothing else, they will at least give you peace of mind, knowing that you did everything in your power to protect yourself, family, property, and belongings. Give us a call to discuss your security options today.

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D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

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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

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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