The Benefits of Home Security Systems With Remote Access

August 11th, 2022

Your Chico, CA home is probably one of your biggest investments. It is also where you and your family live. Basically, it protects you, your family, and your other assets. It is just fitting that you also do everything in your power to keep your home safe.

Nowadays, home security systems have become a necessity rather than a mere luxury. If you are planning to invest in home security, then you should do so in such a way that you get the best system that your money can afford.

One of the biggest and most practical trends in home security today is remote access. In this post, we’ll take a look at the benefits of choosing a home security system with a remote access feature.

It Allows You to Control Locks and Openings

If you opt for smart door and gate locks, you can remotely lock or unlock the doors in your home from anywhere. This is particularly helpful if you were in such a hurry that you cannot remember whether you locked the door and gate or not. With remote access, you can easily lock the doors from afar. This also offers convenience as you won’t have to scramble for keys when you’re about to leave or arrive.

Furthermore, smart locks can also be set to send you alerts when they were forcibly opened. You will know immediately if someone is trying to break into your Chico, CA home.

It Allows Arming and Disarming Alarms Remotely

Not sure if you set your alarms before leaving for an out-of-town trip? Do you suspect a burglary? Was the alarm triggered falsely? Do you need a friend or neighbor inside your home to feed your pet and you don’t want the alarm to be triggered? You can arm and disarm your alarm system through home security remote access.

It Helps Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Remote access can also be used to control and setup appliances in your home remotely. For instance, if you install smart lighting controls, you can turn the lights off, dim them, or turn them on with just a few taps on your phone. You can also increase the temperature of your smart thermostat and vice versa. You can also set timers for the smart electric outlets. With remote access, you can control electronic devices and appliances so they don’t consume more energy than they’re supposed to.

It Allows Convenient and Real-Time Video Monitoring

One of the best benefits of having a security system with a remote access feature is that it allows you to view real-time footage from your home’s security cameras. Regardless of where you are in the world, as long as you have Internet connectivity and the security camera system is also connected to your home network, you can watch your home real-time. If your security camera system is set up so that it records video files, you can also watch recorded videos on your mobile device.

If you want to know more about security systems with remote access and considering getting one for your Chico, CA home, call us now for a consultation!

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