Could Your Game Room Be A Little Safer?

October 20th, 2022

There are various types of game rooms all across the country, including right here in Chico. Some offer family-friendly environments where people can hang out and play pool. Meanwhile, others are more geared toward adults with slot machines and gambling. Of course, one cannot forget about arcades either. Children, teens, and adults alike enjoy going to these places to play video games. Regardless of what kind of game room it is, the owner must think outside of the box to keep his or her customers safe.

Not to mention, they also need to consider enhancing security to protect themselves, assets, and employees. Surveillance cameras and access control could prove to be just what the doctor ordered for accomplishing these feats. Hence, curious Chico proprietors should stay put and listen up to learn more.

Consider An Access Control System For The Office

It is not uncommon for game rooms to have an office with a safe in the back to hold money. An access control system can limit who has access to the room, which can keep the cash from getting up and walking away. Employee theft is a big problem in the world today, and many times, the instances are too much to overcome. Thus, numerous companies have to wind up filing for bankruptcy.

A proprietor can't be too careful when his or her livelihood is at stake. So, they should consider access control to keep their funds where they are supposed to be. The system keeps logs of who enters the room and when. Hence, if ten, a hundred, or thousands of dollars come up missing, the owner will know where to start the investigation. 

The Benefits Of Outdoor Security Cams

Parking lots are not always the safest places. Muggings, sexual assaults, hit and run accidents, and more can occur outside the game room. If clients do not feel safe, just walking from their vehicles to the entrance, they will likely take their business elsewhere. That action can wreak havoc on the establishment's sales and profits. So, Chico business owners should install outdoor cameras to provide their customers with peace of mind. They will feel safe in knowing that somebody is watching their backs.

Plus, the footage can be useful evidence. Police officers can use the video to identify suspects and victims. Then, if necessary, the images will give them the proof that they need to make an arrest and ensure that justice is served. 

Pros Associated With Indoor Video Security

Indoor and outdoor cameras can serve as visual deterrents. In other words, criminals may be less inclined to commit crimes when they are present. That is a big draw for a lot of business owners. The devices can also be useful for watching employees at cash registers to assure that they aren't taking money from the till, offering friends discounts, or giving family members free merchandise. Additionally, the security team can use indoor cameras to watch for guns, drugs, and shoplifters.

Does your game room need a high-quality security system? If so, give us a call to discuss the matter further. 

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"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."

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"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

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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

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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."

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"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