Where Do You Plan To Place Your Home Security Cameras

November 9th, 2022

If you’ve considered investing in home security cameras in Chico, CA, you are certainly not alone. Security cameras for the home have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, with homeowners even finding new and unique ways to use their cameras aside from security. While security cameras may be thought of as an investment more popular with older homeowner crowds, new statistics are showing that even new homeowners aged 18 to 29 report investing in home security. Around 1 in every 5 young homeowners have already invested in their home security strategy. 

If recent statistics have inspired you to invest in security cameras for your Chico, CA home, your job is only halfway done. You’ll still need to pick out your security cameras and decide where you want those cameras installed. The placement of your security cameras may even be more important than the specific cameras you choose. 

Tips For The Best Camera Placement

Your security professionals in Chico, CA can assist you in ensuring you have the best camera placement, but it’s always a good idea to have something of a plan in place. 3 tips for the best camera placement for your area home are: 

  1. Take care of the front door – This may seem like a “no brainer”, but you’d be surprised at how many homeowners skip the front door in favor of “sneakier” places around their property. The belief is that burglars and criminals will attempt to sneak onto or into the property and that they won’t risk being seen by using the front door. The truth of the matter is burglars know that the most inconspicuous place to access a home is through the front door, simply because doing so is deemed so bold. Protecting your front door should be your first step to better home security. 

  1. Your basement – Basement windows and doors are rarely adequately secured, and simply because not many homeowners place much thought into them. Out of sight is out of mind, and for many, the basement isn’t a room they spend a great deal of time in. Placing cameras by your basement entryways ensures this is not an easy access point for criminals. 

  1. Have a friend in high places – When it comes to exactly where you’re planning to install your security cameras, let your cameras be your friends in high places. Hanging your cameras at the highest possible points of a location ensures they see as much as possible and that they’re far more difficult to tamper with. A burglar may be able to dismantle a front door camera unnoticed if it’s right at eye level, but it will be far more difficult to access if it’s installed on the underside of your roof. 

A Home You Have Peace Of Mind In 

When your home is adequately secured, you can feel true peace of mind when you go to bed at night. If you’re interested in having security camera systems installed on your property, contact us today. 

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