Reasons Why Every Home Should Have A Security System

September 6th, 2022

There are all sorts of reasons why Chico homeowners should choose to invest in a security system today. For one, with so much scary stuff happening in the world, cameras, motion-activated lights, an alarm, and more can help the occupants feel safe. The pieces give residents the peace of mind in knowing that trespassers will be identified and help will be on the way quickly.

Home Invasions Can Happen Any time And Anywhere

Unlike burglars that like to slip inside undetected, steal things, and leave before anyone notices. Home invaders take a different approach. They kick in the front door or break a window to gain entrance, and they don't tend to care if people are at the house or not. Many times, Chico loved ones can be treated poorly during these events. They can be subjected to violence, rape, and even become killed during the process.

An alarm system could be just what the doctor ordered to scare the criminals away. Once the perimeter is breached, a loud, blaring sound will emit from the speaker. It can wake you, your family, and neighbors up from a sound sleep to warn everyone of the danger. Alarms are typically registered with the company that installed it as well as the police. Therefore, if the noise didn't scare the perpetrator off, officers will arrive promptly to rectify the situation.

Parents Can Use Surveillance Cameras To Keep An Eye On Their Experimenting Teens

Everybody knows that at some point, teenagers like to spread their wings and try to fly alone, including those right here in Chico. Of course, parents can only let them get away with so much. If they allow them to run wild, the kiddo could find him or herself in trouble with the law, becoming a parent themselves, or ruing their life in another way. Hence, security cameras can be useful in monitoring their activities. Most modern models are compatible with smartphones, which means the guardian can keep a watchful eye on things from just about anywhere. 

For instance, if the teen is supposed to have his or her little brother in bed by eight, and then go to sleep around ten, the parents can watch live feeds on their phones to see if anything else is happening, like a party perhaps. They may not be able to stop the issue right then and there if they are out of town, but they can use the footage as evidence when its time to lay down the law. 

Make Your Life More Convenient With Home Automation

Security systems are far more than cameras and alarms these days. Consumers can pair them with smart lights, appliances, TVs, and more to create a smart home. Heck, persons can even have smart locks installed on the doors as well. Then, with the few swipes of a finger on their phone, they can lock/unlock the door, turn lights on/off, or even adjust the thermostat. These features improve security, can save the homeowner some money on the light bill, and make life as a whole more convenient.

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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