Remote Surveillance For At-Risk People

August 11th, 2020

With COVID-19, it is more important than ever to do what we can to protect the most vulnerable and at-risk people in CA. To do this, we need to have viable ways to monitor and protect them while still allowing them to live as independently as they can so they don't feel as if they are a burden.

It is also important to find ways to monitor vulnerable individuals as in-person visitation is restricted. Not doing so can put our loved ones at even higher risk. For these reasons and more, we need to deploy a more secure and reliable remote monitoring system that can alert us when something is wrong.

Smart Protection

With all the advancements in technology today and the ever-improving security industry, there are several ways we can monitor our loved ones in Chico during this pandemic. Simply put, we can take advantage of several medical, safety, and health monitoring systems available, including panic buttons, waterproof personal emergency response pendants, surveillance cameras, and access control.

Around-The-Clock Protection

Many smart devices can trigger an alarm and monitor our loved ones 24/7. These professionally monitored systems are always on guard and ensure that first responders and others in authority are contacted immediately in case of an emergency. Each system can be configured to the unique needs of each individual. You can even set up special alerts if needed for when someone leaves home at unusual hours.

Remote Monitoring

Several video monitoring cameras are currently available for families to use to keep a more watchful eye on their loved ones. However, you need to have a conversation with your relatives before installing any equipment so it is not viewed as an invasion of their privacy. The technology should be in place solely to protect your loved ones.

When looking for cameras, consider those with wider viewing angles, HD quality video, night vision, and built-in motion and sound detection. This way, you can be notified when something happens. You can then use the two-way talk feature to communicate with your loved ones or listen in if they need help.

Sensor Monitoring

If your loved ones aren't comfortable with video monitoring, you can choose sensor monitoring instead. It is a less invasive option. This kind of system utilizes small wireless sensors around the home rather than cameras. The sensors will notify you through text message, email, or phone call if something unexpected or out of the ordinary is happening in the home.

These sensors attach to many household objects, including pillboxes, the refrigerator door, the front door, and the mailbox. So if the front door sensor goes off, you will know if your loved one has left the house, and you can check up on them to be sure everything is okay. It makes caregiving for the elderly easier to accomplish. 

For more information on these technologies and others you can use to protect the most vulnerable in your family, contact your local security experts in Chico, CA 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