Is Surveillance Equipment Helpful In A Plumbing Company Setting?

June 17th, 2020

There are plenty of plumbers all across the United States, including right here in Chico. Some of the organizations are mom and pop type shops, where individuals work out of their homes. Meanwhile, many others are huge outfits with numerous workers. In either case, it can prove to be beneficial for the business owners to invest in surveillance cameras at their respective properties.

Several of the perks are going to be discussed right here. Thus, if you are a Chico plumber, stay put and read on to learn more. 

Security Cameras Deter Burglars

Chico plumbing companies usually have different pieces of expensive equipment on site. The items often include drain cleaning machines, cameras, computers, tools, and more. Not to mention, the shops are typically stocked with copper, stainless steel, and brass pipes or fittings. In turn, burglars may choose to break in and steal the goods, as they can sell them for quick cash at pawn shops or recycling plants.

When incidents occur, plumbers can be out of a lot of money in a hurry. Therefore, they must think outside of the box to protect assets due to their livelihoods being at stake. That is where surveillance cameras come into play. A survey conducted with 12 former career criminals stated that approximately half of them viewed CCTV systems as deterrents. Hence, plumbers should consider investing in the devices, if for nothing else, to keep burglars at bay. 

Deter Employee Theft With Surveillance Equipment

Employee theft is another issue that can bleed a plumbing company dry financially. Perhaps, a plumber or apprentice is taking parts to complete side projects. Then again, maybe a representative is slipping a few bucks from the sales counter's cash register now and again. Whatever the problems are, plumbing companies cannot just sit idly by or bankruptcies might be in their futures. As with the burglars mentioned in the scenario above, employees will be less inclined to partake in criminal activities when surveillance cameras are present.

After all, they do not want to be caught in the act on video, as that could lead to their termination. Also, workers realize that the video evidence could land them behind bars. Thus, plumbing companies that want to keep their employees honest might want to have high-quality security cameras installed. 

Gain An Insurance Discount With Surveillance Cameras

Business owners are always on the lookout for ways to lower their operating expenses. Security camera installation may be one option that can help them accomplish the feat. It depends on the insurer, but many times, insurance companies offer discounts to policyholders that have surveillance cameras professionally installed. The reductions come about because the units improve internal and external security. These devices also minimize false liability claims and prevent shoplifting, which can save the plumbing company some money too.

Is your plumbing company in the market for surveillance cameras? If so, don't hesitate to contact our office to discuss your options today.

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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

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