These Are The Benefits Of Installing A Home Security System

April 22nd, 2022

Today’s home security systems work to keep burglars on the outside, but they also work to keep you informed of what’s happening inside. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors keep your family safe from harm. Surveillance cameras let you know when your child has arrived home from school. Smart technology can let you know that you left the bedroom window open. Modern home security features can keep your Chico home safe from intruders, while keeping your family safe from harm.

A Great Way To Deter Intruders

When burglars search for a property to enter, the first thing they look for is visible security cameras. If a security camera is in place, the majority of would-be criminals will move on to the next unprotected home. But even if the camera is visible, some intruders will continue on their mission. If this happens, the alarm system will contact the Chico police, who can arrive in minutes to catch the thief in action.  

Early Detection Of Environmental Factors

Your home security system can do more than just alert you of an intruder, or keep them away. It can also protect your family from other types of danger. Most homes already have smoke detectors in place. A home security system with heat detection, however, can alert you of a significant heat source before it has a chance to turn into a fire. In addition, there are other sensors and alarms that can protect your family from harm, such as: 

  • Carbon monoxide detectors that can automatically contact the monitoring station to alert the local authorities if levels become dangerous. 

  • Water sensors that can alert you to any type of leaks within the home. Since water damage and flooding can devastate your entire home (and your bank account), this can be extremely helpful in stopping a small leak from turning into a flood.

  • Temperature sensors can be of assistance in homes that are subject to a cold climate. When the temperature drops too low, the sensor will alert you of the danger. This can help you avoid frozen pipes. 

You Might Even Save On Homeowner’s Insurance

Everyone who owns a home is required to have a homeowner’s insurance policy. Though the cost can vary, the policies typically cover events such as fire, weather (excluding floods), and theft. Homeowners who install a security system in their home to help prevent and protect against these events can receive a discounted insurance rate. The savings typically run between 10 to 20 percent on average. And if your home security system is connected to a central monitoring system, the discount can be even higher. 

If you’re still unsure about installing a home security system in your Chico home, think about how these benefits can work for you and your family. Your home, loved ones, and valuables will be protected from theft, fire, and other disasters that can be costly. And you’ll receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance as well. Why wait? Contact us today about installing a home security system to protect all you hold dear. 

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

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