The Advantages of Having the Right Home Security Cameras

August 24th, 2022

With break-ins being a problem in this country, it is important that we do what we can to protect our home and our family. To do this, we need to have the right surveillance system and cameras in place to deter criminals and protect our property. Security cameras offer one more layer of protection and helps keep your home off the list of targets for a potential burglar.

Using Security Cameras

When installing security cameras, they should be installed on the interior and exterior of the home. Even just the sight of cameras may be enough to deter a potential criminal and cause them to move elsewhere. Even feeling like they have the slightest chance of being caught will make them think twice about choosing your home. No criminal wants to be caught on camera breaking the law.

Peace of Mind

Security cameras offer you peace of mind as well. You can rest comfortably knowing that your home and your family are protected. The sense of security you feel is well worth the initial upfront investment of installing your high-quality security system. This sense of security is further compounded because you have taken the steps to lessen your chances of becoming a burglary victim.

Monitor the Front Door

You can also have a camera installed at your front door and at the other entrances of the home. This allows you to see who is at the door without actually having to open it or first acknowledge that anyone is there. Simply check your camera footage before going to the door, so there aren't any surprises.

Proper Installation

When choosing your security system and company, you also have to consider the installation of the cameras because an improperly installed camera is just as bad as not having the cameras at all. The cameras need to be strategically placed inside and outside of the home so you have a clear view of all the places a criminal could enter your property.

Installing them in the right areas also allows you access to the absolute best footage you can get if something did happen. One of the most popular areas of entry of a home for a burglar is the first-floor windows, so keep this in mind when choosing and installing cameras.

The other areas to make sure to monitor are the front and back door entrances. More than 80% of burglars make their way into a home through the first floor, so this is the area you want to make sure to monitor. 

The cameras also should be out of reach so no one can tamper with them. If they are easily accessible, the burglar can smash and damage them, rendering the cameras useless. Choosing a spot nine feet above the ground outside is the best place for your exterior camera placement. 

If you are looking for security experts in Chico, CA to help ensure that your family and your home are protected, contact Security Feed for more information on all your home security needs and solutions. 

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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."

Tieka and Don S.

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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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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