Staying Home Is The Perfect Time To Invest In Home Security

March 9th, 2023

While residents of Chico, CA are staying indoors, you’re given quite a bit of time to think about your home. You might notice that light switch that needs fixing in the bathroom, how your kitchen faucet seems to drip, or how the back deck is beginning to slope. This is also the perfect time to think about home security, and how you could make your home safer and more secure for the future. 

The unfortunate reality in Chico, CA is that homeowners spend too little time really thinking about their home until something goes wrong. Most catastrophes can be avoided by picking out those small signs early, and the same idea rings true when it comes to your home security. With busy lifestyles in Chico, CA grinding to a halt, you have more free headspace to consider the security you have now, and how your biggest investment could be better protected in the future. 

Security Measures To Consider 

There are a number of security layers, strategies, and technologies to consider in today’s modern world. Security is no longer a clunky camera with grainy footage, and modern pieces of technology are more user friendly than ever before. A few security measures to consider while you’re at home in the area now are: 

  • Outdoor security cameras – If you’re normally at work during the day, you might not realize just how much activity goes on around your home during the average afternoon. The people walking by, the cars parked up and down the street, and the new traffic moving through are things you don’t see while you’re at the office. This may inspire you to invest in outdoor security cameras, as you realize just how vulnerable your vacant home may be. 

  • Indoor security cameras – Perhaps you never realized before just how large those outside bushes have grown, and how they’d be the perfect cover for a burglar breaking into your home. Indoor security cameras in the main areas of your home can deter criminals once they get inside, and they can catch everything that goes on within the home on any given day. These cameras can be hidden, like in the case of bullet cameras, or left out in the open and hooked right up to your wireless network. 

  • Motion sensor lighting – Motion sensor lighting works to take away the cover of darkness and give the impression of activity in or around your home. Days spent at home can alter our circadian rhythm, causing you to be up later than you usually are. If you suddenly notice sounds outside you weren’t aware of while you’re normally asleep, you may want to consider motion sensor lighting to deter any criminals that may be walking by. 

The Technologies You Need To Stay Safe 

Today’s modern security technologies keep you and your home safer than ever. If you’ve noticed your home could improve security during this stay at home time, call us to see what we can offer to you 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

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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
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