What You Should Know Before Installing Network Security Cameras

July 1st, 2021

If you are looking for reliable yet affordable security technology in Chico, CA, then you should consider installing network security cameras. Network cameras work with IP networks, including the internet, making it possible everything that is happening in front cameras. They allow you to monitor your property in Chico, CA and review recorded video footage from wherever you are. With network cameras, you can tap into your security system whether you are offline or online. You can use internet connections and local and wide area networks for your surveillance needs. Networks cameras allow you to enjoy the benefits of CCTV video, including scalability, built-in video intelligence, megapixels and HDTV resolutions.

How Does Network Security Cameras Work?

Network security cameras are also known as IP Cameras. These cameras use the same technology as computers in that they both have a unique IP address. Cameras are connected to a network and only work when there is a network connection. The main difference between standard web cameras on a computer and network cameras is that web cams need a direct connection to a computer. Network cameras are wireless and still operate via a network connection.

Once network cameras capture what is happening in their field of view, they transmit the recorded footage via an encrypted IP network. This enables you to see what is being captured in real time. Recordings are recorded 24 hours a week or when motion is detected. This security technology enables anyone to enjoy the benefits of surveillance or a security system on their property in Chico, CA.

Classifications of Network Security Cameras

Network security cameras can be used indoors and outdoors. Outdoors cameras use a unique technology to detect changes in light and darkness without affecting the quality of the videos. Networks cameras that are designed for outdoor use should be protected from elements, such as wind and rain to protect the network camera software and the camera's internal components. Indoor network cameras may also be covered to protect them from humidity, heat and other material that may damage the camera indoors.

Network security cameras are not only built for purposes of monitoring and security, they are also used to deter criminal attempts by those who do not want to be captured by the camera. In the past, security cameras were only installed in a fixed location where high traffic is present and in areas where monitoring is necessary. Today, security cameras can be installed at any preferred location, including in dome house in the ceiling.

PTZ network cameras allow you to enjoy a high level of flexibility. They can tilt, pan and zoom allowing you to cover a wide field of view. PTZ network security can allow you to easily follow activity as it happens. The ability of moving the camera during recording and monitoring enables you to get more clearer and specific images. This can be very helpful especially some concealed evidence is needed during prosecution of the victim.

Network security cameras are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes depending on your needs. Before choosing your network security camera, it is important to consider your overall needs. Network security cameras are a flexible security option that will help you grow your company and offer you improved and reliable monitoring experience.

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"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