The Best Security Cameras for Protecting Your Home

January 9th, 2024

With the level of crime in Chico, CA increasing every single day, it is very important to buy the best security cameras for protecting your home. A good home surveillance system will ensure that your home, as well as your family, is well protected from harm. However, with so many security cameras in the market each claiming to deliver quality services, many people are usually confused about which option to choose. So are you looking for the best security cameras to improve security of your home? If yes then today you have just landed in the right place because, in this article, we have researched and came up with a list of the best security cameras for protecting your Chico home.

1. Bullet cameras

Also known as bullets or lipstick cameras, bullet security cameras are one of the best surveillance cameras to choose to help protect your Chico home as well as family. They are available in many different forms including IP technologies, analog CCTV, megapixel ranging from 1.3 to 5 megapixel and in HD-TVI. Bullet cameras are widely recommended for people who are looking for a surveillance system to monitor the perimeter of their homes. When mounted correctly under the eaves of the roof, they will give a clear viewpoint of your driveway, frontward, backyard as well as other outdoor areas. Bullet cameras have impact rating system, a feature that protects the camera from physical impact and vandals from a distant. These cameras are easy to install and cost effective and are recommended for people who are looking for indoor and outdoor surveillance system but are on tight budget.

2. Dome cameras

Dome cameras are also one of the best security cameras to choose to help protect your Chico home and family. Unlike other surveillance cameras, dome cameras are actually self-contained cameras meaning that they feature a rugged dome enclosure that protects the camera lens. They are tough and durable and can work well in nearly any time of home environment (indoor or outdoor). In addition to that, dome cameras are easy to install and area available in many different forms including high-resolution options, multi-megapixels, latest analog, HD-TVI as well as IP technologies. They are equipped with wide angle lenses that enable you to monitors areas such as your front and backyard, driveways and open areas well. Unlike other security cameras that contain a normal lens, dome camera lens has a wide field of view that provides greater depth of field even in low light.

3. Infrared cameras

Also known as IR cameras, infrared cameras can provide 24 hours security to your home. They feature a built-in IR LED that helps the camera to see even in total darkness. Infrared cameras are available in a variety of IP ranges including from 65 to 300 degrees. Some infrared cameras operate on 940nm wavelength meaning that they are virtually undetectable to human eyes and are perfect for people who are looking for covert surveillance in Chico, CA. Some of these cameras use latest IR technology including full frame illumination and smart IR that provide quality performance even in low light.

4. Hidden cameras

Also known as spy cameras, hidden cameras are perfect for people who are looking for enhanced home security system. They provide covert surveillance advantage as well as an additional layer of protection to your home (both indoor and outdoor). They are available in many different forms. They are usually hidden in things such as floodlights, smoke detectors, clocks, picture frames, AC adapters among many others. They can help capture criminals because they are not easy to detect. They are recommended for Chico homeowners who want to monitor caregivers, nannies and loved once. They are available in both wireless and wired option and different resolutions.

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"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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