Upgrading Your Existing Home Security

December 30th, 2021

If you’ve had a home security system installed in your Chico, CA home within the last 10 years, you may feel as though you’ve done all you can do to secure your space, and now your job is done. However, as technology advances so do security systems, and so do the threats that you’re trying to keep at bay. Upgrading your home security system may seem like an intimidating or daunting task, but it’s more simple than many recognize, and it’s necessary for ensuring your home remains your safe haven.

Why Should I Upgrade My Existing Home Security?

There are many reasons to upgrade your existing home security, and if you haven’t investigated what modern security technology has to offer to your Chico, CA home, you may be surprised at what is available today. A few reasons to upgrade your home security are:

  • Remote control – Remote controls don’t refer to how you switch your television station, but how you’re able to customize and manage your home security systems from your very own smart device. Something of science fiction just a couple short decades ago, today’s modern security systems give you the ability to completely customize from the palm of your hand no matter where you’re located.
  • Systems that integrate into your home automation – Home automation is one of the biggest trends today, and it’s one expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Today’s home security systems utilize smart technology, and fit right in with your home automation systems. Using this tech, you can control your lights, your temperatures, your appliances, and your security all from one central integrated hub.
  • Older systems require landline connections – Landline connections are falling out of fashion, and many families of Chico, CA wish to cut the chord with their landline in favor of using the mobile phone line they already pay for. With older security systems, however, many require landline connections, and you’re not able to free up this budget space until you’re ready to upgrade.
  • Video surveillance to keep watch on the house – Today’s video surveillance offers remote control technologies that give you the ability to keep watch on the house for any reason. While it does help to keep a more secure home from outside intruders, it also gives homeowners peace of mind knowing their families and their pets are safe. If you’re stuck at work late, and you want to know if your teenagers have returned home safely at curfew, a simple remote check with your surveillance camera is all that is necessary.

Keeping A Modern Secure Home

With the leaps and bounds home automation technology and IoT devices have taken in progression during recent years, it’s easy to see how home security systems have followed suit. By upgrading your existing home security system, you can take advantage of the security features of today’s modern systems as well as the convenience and smart features that were unimaginable just a handful of short years ago.


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J. Folsom Arco Station

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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."

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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