Security Solutions for Remote Work at Home

April 24th, 2020



If you are one of many that have moved to work from home during this pandemic, then security has probably crossed your mind at some point. Working from home in Chico, in most cases, can prove to be a huge transition. It also often involves a lot of logistics to make everything possible. 

If you have moved to a work from home position, we are here with some security solutions for remote work at home, so you are better prepared and protected. 

Obtain Basic Security Knowledge

Before anything, you need to make sure you have some basic security knowledge in the vault. So, if your company in Chico has transitioned you into a work from home position, make sure they offer advice and knowledge regarding phishing emails, how and why to avoid public Wi-Fi, and how to ensure that your home router is secure. 

You should never click on any links that appear to be suspicious. If you don't know the sender, do not open it. Clicking on these links can result in the installation of third-party apps on personal devices that can ultimately steal sensitive information.

VPN Access

If you have data that needs to be secured between a core system and an employee, then a VPN should be deployed. A VPN just adds another layer of security to help hide the user's IP address, encrypt any data transfers in transit, and mask the location of the user. 

Some larger organizations already utilize VPNs. Smaller organizations, however, may need to find a VPN provider to provide secure access for each employee. 

Password Audits

All passwords and codes need to be audited. This means that these passwords and codes need to be reset as well as redefined as you move to a remote position in the home. Two-factor authentication is also going to be critical during this time to ensure the highest possible security and protection across all devices. 

Software Updates

All remote teams should also be encouraged to update all software, so everyone has the latest version available. The company's security policy should also support the version they use. The best way to comply with this is by enabling automatic updating on all the devices you use in the home for work.

Cloud Services

The use of these kinds of services should also be encouraged to protect all employee endpoints better. It also helps to ensure that all sensitive information is protected as much as possible. Cloud-based apps and third-party cloud storage services used should first be approved and verified by the company's security teams before use.

Reset Wi-Fi Passwords

If you have never reset the default password for your router, then this is something you need to do now before you work remotely. Your IT support team can help guide you through the process over the phone. You will also need to look into your current bandwidth and see if enough is available for your remote work. Avoid using public Wi-Fi.

For more information on these security measures before starting your remote position, contact 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."

Rich

"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."

Gloria

"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