Benefits of Wireless Surveillance Systems Over Wired

January 15th, 2021

Considering that the last few years or so, the number and amount of crimes hitting homes have become an immense worry up to now. No doubt many people are taking into account setting up a security system for their properties. Other people have undoubtedly done that through their local dealer in Chico, CA. When you have little ones, you know that child safety comes foremost more than ever. The world has never been crazier and dangerous and that realization has prompted people to protect their family members with a home security system. But why make use of those wireless video systems and not the wired ones?

The most obvious benefit is no wires which means faster and more fluent setup. In fact other than configuring a router for the system, the hardest part is deciding where to place the cameras. You can place a wireless camera just about anywhere. And because they don’t need wires or cables they are not limited like a wired surveillance system. There is no need to feed wires through walls or floorboards and ceilings. No need to hire an installation crew to set up your security system. In fact, if you can work a television DVD player then you can set up a wireless surveillance system for your home.

How important is a wireless home security system?

Perhaps the biggest importance of these wireless video surveillance systems for your home is none other than your family’s safety especially if you have kids. With that particular home security system, you can at least have some peace of mind whenever you leave your house and even when you are in it. If you are using an overt system, which means the cameras are visible, criminals are likely to think twice before breaking into your home. If you are using a covert system (wherein the cameras are hidden), you can see whether the kids are letting someone else in your house when you are away or that the nanny you hired is doing something fishy. Privacy is a major issue though with covert wireless video surveillance systems.

Certain Disadvantages

Aside from privacy, other drawbacks when using wireless systems for your home in Chico, CA include the price of cameras, their maintenance, and repair as well as the chance for those wireless security cameras being stolen or getting damaged. While wireless video security systems are generally cheaper than the wired systems, you still have to handle the maintenance and repair costs of those cameras and other elements or equipment involved. Many criminals are also learning how to hack and sabotage these wireless home security systems. If you really want to protect your home and your family by installing one of those wireless video surveillance systems but have no idea how to, you can always check online for details. But perhaps the best move that you should make is to find trusted companies or businesses in your state or area that offer installation services for wireless video surveillance systems.

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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