Who Could That Possibly Be At Your Front Door

October 26th, 2022

A doorbell camera can prove to be an excellent tool for Chico homeowners. For starters, the device can be utilized to screen visitors. Opening the front door for just anyone could prove to be a recipe for disaster. Why? Well, the individual might be a burglar posing as a salesperson. He or she may try talking the person into letting them inside. Then, they can case the joint, looking for security measures, valuables, and more.

Not to mention, the person on the other side of the door could be a home invader. Hence, he or she could wait for the Chico homeowner to unlock the entrance, then bam, kick it in on top of them. It is anybody's guess as to what will happen to the occupants. They may be subjected to things such as…

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Rape
  • Or Verbal Abuse

Therefore, Chico residents should consider investing in a doorbell cam to keep themselves and their loved ones safe by knowing who is at the door. Several other benefits of these devices will be discussed in the following sections. So, curious people should stay put and read further to learn more.

Keep An Eye Out For Porch Pirates

Consumer shopping trends have changed over the years. Today, more and more people are shopping online and getting their packages delivered. The entire process is all about convenience. Persons don't have to fight with crowded stores or long lines. However, porch pirates are taking full advantage of the venture too. Sometimes, they follow the delivery driver around town. On other occasions, the perpetrators go from street to street looking for unattended packages.

Then, the thief swoops in and steals the item. They do not always know what is inside, nor do they care. Regardless, homeowners spent their hard-earned money on the purchase, and they don't deserve to have the goods stolen. A doorbell camera can help you curb these situations by sending an alert whenever a package arrives. If a porch pirate does show up, you may even be able to scare them off by using the two-way talk feature. 

A Doorbell Camera Can Serve As A Visual Deterrent

Thieves and vandals usually give a place the once over before committing a crime. They look for devices such as security cameras, alarm systems, and motion-activated lights. If these items are present, on many occasions, the criminals steer clear of the location. A high-quality doorbell cam can have the same effect. After all, the last thing perpetrators want is to become captured on video doing the deed. That footage could be used by the police department to identify the suspect and throw him or her in jail.

Lower Your Homeowners' Insurance Bill

Many insurers are offering their clients discounts if they add certain security features to their homes. The amount of savings varies from company to company, but it is usually somewhere around 10, 15, or 20-percent. Thus, homeowners can make their property safe, and perhaps, save some money at the same time.

Give us a call to discuss your security options.  

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