Why Security Is Essential to Building Occupants

February 11th, 2022

With all these advancements in technology, we are finding more and more risk when it comes to our physical and digital security in Chico. Having the right security in place for commercial real estate properties is becoming more and more critically important, and this is also true with the increase in mixed-use buildings as well as other complex demands. 

Since security is such a top priority, more commercial real estate managers are looking to improve security while also conserving energy, improving building efficiency, and providing a safer and more comfortable experience for all the occupants of each building.

Differentiators to Consider

Competitive differentiators are important when it comes to securing the safety of each of your occupants. When considering these differentiators, you are looking at many features, including the following:

Camera Systems. These are used to provide video surveillance in key areas of each building. 

Centralized Security Monitoring and Management Solutions. This is to ensure that the system is being properly monitored and maintained while allowing for a more streamlined operation.

Smart Sensors. These features are often employed by embedding smart sensors that can detect everything from intrusions to smoke, noise, and more. 

Access Points. Allowing for digitally enabled access points throughout the building helps keep unauthorized people from entering specific areas of the building. It also allows property managers to track who is coming and going.

Physical Security. Integrating physical security with commercial digital computer systems is another way to combine security efforts and offer more in the way of protection for the building − especially when employed at all entry points of the building.

Analytic Security Applications. Having this in place is a good way to help detect any problems there may be early on, so any issues can immediately be taken care of to keep the system running as it should.

The Rising Weight of Management Tasks

To stay current and competitive in Chico, CA, property managers have to stay up to date on the newest security systems and trends for commercial real estate, and it also means that there is much more for them to manage and maintain. In addition to any video surveillance, there is also building codes and system maintenance that needs to be performed regularly. 

In addition to the maintenance, property managers also have to stay current with all the high-tech security and safety solutions that are being offered for commercial real estate properties. Having all this on their plate can definitely begin to overwhelm even the most efficient property managers. But making sure that the right and the best security system is in place is just one way to help alleviate this stress and strain while continuing to make physical and cybersecurity a top priority. 

Simplify the Process

Simplifying the process is another way to stay ahead and in control. Finding a well-known and reputable security provider is a good way to gain personalized security systems that fit your needs and requirements and allows you to mitigate threats and remain competitive while protecting your building and its occupants in Chico, CA.

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