Benefits of Connecting Your Security Cameras to Your Smartphone

May 5th, 2021

With the advancement in technology, security in Chico, CA is one of the areas that have been impacted significantly by the technology. From having some to man the entrance to installing surveillance cameras, our homes and businesses are increasingly becoming secure. You can easily put on surveillance cameras to monitor the movement in any part of your business. Initially, the cameras would record the events, and your job was only to rewind the footage and see if anything unusual happened. To make the cameras even more efficient, the introduction of mobile apps has made it possible to connect the surveillance cameras to your smartphone.

Connecting your security cameras to your smartphone helps to keep an eye on your Chico, CA home/business from wherever you are. This technology comes with a lot of benefits. Here are some of the reasons why it is necessary and helpful.

1. Regular Check on Your Security Cameras

One thing that should come out clearly is that connecting your security camera to your smartphone does not in any way eliminate the use of the monitor. You have just added another gadget to enhance the system, and nothing will change. The benefit of adding the smartphone to the network is that you will be able to monitor the security system away from the premises. All that is needed is an application and the internet connection. It is also important to note that with the new digital video recorder (DVR) that offers smartphone capabilities you have not given up other features. In fact, the new DVR have more features than the existing one. Make sure that you purchases best DVR that will connect with a smartphone.

2. You can monitor your Chico, CA business at home

Of the main worries that many business persons have is how they will find their business after being away. With the old security surveillance system, you could only monitor the business via the monitor installed at the premises. By having a surveillance system that can be connected to the smartphone, you can monitor the entire happenings from the comfort of your home. You can check how the employees are working while at the same time identify any cases of shoplifting. You don't have to worry about break-ins at night thugs since the system can alert you even before they get access to the premises.

3. You can travel peacefully

One thing that many Chico, CA business owners were having sometimes back was freedom to travel. They were much worried about their business while they were away. Employees could steal from the business or stopping working as they should since they know that the boss is not around. Many business owners actually avoided trips so that they can keep an eye on their businesses. By connecting surveillance cameras to the smartphone, this problem has been eliminated completely. You can now travel peacefully since you have access to the footage on how your business is operating from anywhere you go.

Technology has definitely made business operation in Chico, CA very easy when it comes to matters of security. You do not have stay there so as to monitor what is going on. You can monitor everything from the comfort of home or anywhere in the world as long as the DVR can connect to your smartphone. Just make sure that you have purchased the best DVR in the market.

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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."

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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