How Safe Are Your Valuables?

August 25th, 2020

When you think about your security in Chico, CA, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Chances are, you’re thinking about preventing intruders from getting inside. While that is a major security concern, it is not the only one. 

Oftentimes, thefts can be carried out by those you invite into your home. It is important to remember that thieves have three goals: get what they want, get out, and get away with their crimes. Criminals also don’t have a particular look, occupation, or lack thereof. The contractor you hired to fix the plumbing, the nanny you hired to watch your little ones, or a friend you met at work could be a burglar or a thief you never suspected.

An unfortunate reality in a household burglary is that most victims were burglarized by someone they know. This is doubly hurtful for those in Chico, CA who have experienced a burglary, as they feel taken advantage of on top of being vulnerable from the burglary itself. For that reason, it is important to protect not just your home but the valuables inside it as well. 

Tips For Protecting Your Valuables Inside Of The Home 

Keeping your valuables safe gives you an added layer of peace of mind. You know burglars have to work hard to get in, and any who may successfully get in have to work hard again to get their hands on anything of real value to you. Those in Chico, CA looking to keep their valuables protected may choose to do the following: 

  • Use Bullet Cameras – Bullet cameras are tiny, hidden interior cameras that can be placed inconspicuously anywhere one chooses to place them. When you are hiding valuables inside of the home, these cameras keep watch over the areas where those valuables are kept, and they capture evidence in the event something goes missing. They are simple to install and move as needed, and some even feature remote access capabilities so you can always keep an eye on certain areas. 

  • Invest In A Safe – Doing this puts another layer of security around your most valuable items. Burglars will have a difficult time making quick work of opening the safe unnoticed, so they’re far more likely to abandon the attempt altogether.

  • Separate Your Valuables – Perhaps you have valuable documents, pieces of jewelry, firearms, and other pieces you wish to keep protected. Rather than keeping everything locked up together, it may be beneficial to spread them out in case of a security breach. It will be far more difficult for a thief to access all of the valuables in all locations, and any loss may not be a total one. 

Safety For Your Most Treasured Items 

Keeping one’s most treasured items safe is a top priority to many, and families should be able to rest assured knowing their valuables are out of harm’s way. If you’re looking for the security technologies and equipment that will allow you to keep your valuables safe inside your home, contact us to learn more about what we offer 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

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