Things You Should Know Before Getting A Home Security System

June 27th, 2020

Burglary is something that no one wants to experience. However, millions of people fall victim to this crime every year.

In the United States alone, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported around 1,230,149 burglaries in 2018. It accounted for about 17.1% of the total estimated property crime incidents.

Home Security

To prevent crimes from happening in residential areas, many homeowners in CA turn to a reliable home security system. As its name suggests, it refers to a method of securing your home using a system of interworking devices and components. The basic principle behind it is to safeguard all entry points, interior spaces, and valuables.

Generally, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each property has unique characteristics and needs. Aside from the size of your home, you also need to take into account the number of entry points and the interior of each room. Knowing these can help you decide on what features to go for.

What You Should Know

A security system performs certain tasks when there is a breach of security in the protected zone. It comes with a lot of benefits that a CA homeowner can enjoy. You can take advantage of its various features by customizing them according to your needs. Some systems even allow you to remotely monitor and control your home.

  • You can include asset protection devices for your valuables. If you want to have additional security for your valuables, you can install devices that will alert you if someone tries to tamper with the items. Not only will this be an effective defense against theft, but it will also give your family peace of mind. Before purchasing, make sure you have a list of the objects where you want to attach the device.


  • Burglar alarms may not be enough. Although burglar alarms are helpful deterrents, they may not be enough to fully secure your home. A good home security system will allow you to access additional benefits to strengthen the protection for your family and property. Before finalizing your decision, make sure you understand how each component works. A traditional alarm alerts you or law enforcement officers if there is an intruder. Meanwhile, a security system may provide warnings for environmental dangers like flooding, fire, and carbon monoxide.


  • You can have an affordable home security system. Contrary to what many people think, you do not have to spend a lot of money to get reliable security solutions. Since you can opt for a customized system, you can choose the features that you think are necessary. 

Finding The Right System

Getting the right security system for your CA home does not have to be a challenging experience. You can get high-quality equipment by talking to a seasoned service provider. Our team can also come up with a customized solution that will fit your needs. If you want to learn more about the security solutions available to you, contact us today. Our team will be happy to answer your queries.

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