Prevent Plant Risks With Physical Security Assets

February 3rd, 2022

There are many kinds of plants across the United States that Americans depend on for various things. For instance, power plants ensure that schools, homes, and offices in Chico, CA have electricity. Manufacturers in Chico, CA  provide jobs and also produce goods that folks need or just want. Plus, there are plenty of other businesses that deliver essential things such as fuel for vehicles, food to eat, and medications to keep citizens healthy.

Some plants in Chico, CA  are more susceptible to attacks than others, but the threats are always there to all of them. Cyber concerns are one of the biggest, most common problems that companies face today. Hackers leave them vulnerable to data breaches, phishing scams, and more. So, it is essential for organizations to make sure they are protected from such issues. However, it is also of the utmost importance that they do not overlook physical security.

Failing to secure the area properly can leave it open to a variety of hazards. There are people on foot, submarines hiding beneath the murky ocean waters, and even drones hovering around in the sky. In other words, plants have threats coming at them from all directions, the sea, land, and air.  Hence, Chico companies should consider getting an assessment from a professional security company to discover where they are the most vulnerable.

Secure The Perimeter

Firstly, it is a good idea to have surveillance cameras installed around the outer perimeter of the structure.  The units should be weatherproof to assure that they can stand up to inclement weather in Chico, CA  such as rain, humidity, and even the sun's rays. Next, unless your place is lit up brightly, models that have stellar night vision capabilities should be chosen.  This action will leave no stone unturned as the devices will capture crisp, detailed images in settings with little to no light.

Don't Forget About Power Options

There are many different cameras on the market today, which are powered by either solar energy, batteries, or electricity. Each of them has their pros and cons, but plant owners in Chico, CA  may want to consider a wireless battery or solar model. Why? Well, there is nothing wrong with an electric cam, but if a blackout occurs, or a thief snips a wire, the building can be unprotected for a period. He or she can sneak in under cover of darkness and take off with a bundle of goodies without anyone being the wiser.

Consider A PTZ Model

Stationary cameras are great, but what about when something is just out of their view? PTZ cams allow monitors to pan, tilt, or zoom the unit as necessary to capture specific images such as a license plate or drone flying around in the sky. Some of the models do these things on their own as motion is detected. So, the location is covered, even if the night watchman is taking a nap. Plus, the initial upfront costs are likely to be lower than with some other types of cameras. PTZ cams record greater distances than others. Hence, the buyer will only need to purchase a few units to get the job done.

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