Security For A Safe Holiday Season

November 17th, 2020

The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. However, something that many in Chico, CA do not realize is that it is not always so for everyone. During the winter holiday season, numerous house fires tend to happen, with around 47,000 occurring within this period each year throughout the United States. Holiday cooking, Christmas trees, and electrical equipment are the most common causes of holiday season house fires. These devastating accidents lead to the loss of more than 500 lives annually.

Apart from house fires, break-ins and burglaries also see a spike during the holiday season. In some areas, burglary rates may jump as much as nearly 20% during the month of December. This is because burglars take advantage of people spending time away from home and leaving valuable gifts for thieves to take. To keep yourself safe in Chico, CA this holiday season, there are a few key measures you can take.


Having A Safe Holiday

Accomplishing this only takes some proactive thinking on your part. With a few simple changes, you can remain safe and happy in Chico, CA until the end of the winter season and for the rest of the year.


  1. Keep Gatherings Off Social Media – While it might be tempting to post those photos from the Christmas party at work or that family gathering before the New Year, it is best to wait. Local criminals are smart, and they use social media to peruse the area in order to pick out their targets. If they see that you are busy at a holiday party across town, they will know that your home is empty and therefore easy to break into.


  1. Have Security Cameras Installed – Security camera systems do not just deter burglars but also help you keep an eye on your home while you are away. Those with remote monitoring give you the ability to check in from anywhere using your smartphone. That way, you will know that the oven is off, the tree’s lights have been unplugged, and that your home is safe and sound.


  1. Invest In An Alarm System – Today’s modern alarm systems can bring the authorities to your home in minutes, and this rings true whether you are at home or not. If your alarm system detects smoke or a breached entryway, the authorities will be notified straight away that they are needed at your location. Catching any potential problems early greatly reduces your risk for complete devastation from a fire or break-in.


Modern Security For Modern Holiday Celebrations

The security technologies we have today can help keep you and your family safe regardless of the time of year. With them, you can celebrate all your favorite holidays with complete peace of mind.

If you are looking to improve your holiday security this year, you are not alone in the endeavor. Contact us today to speak with our team of professionals, learn what types of solutions are available to you, and find out how we can boost your security.

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"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."

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"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

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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

"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."

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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."

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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