Security Camera Systems And Strong Summer Storms

July 23rd, 2020

Throughout CA, thunderstorms get stronger and occur more frequently in the summer months. You may count on your security camera system to keep your home in Chico, CA safe by deterring crime and capturing evidence, but it may protect your property in other ways as well. While your security camera system can’t blow strong storms away, it can help you and your family stay safe and sound when the weather turns sour. 

Moisture, warmth, and energy are the key components of a strong summer storm, and all of these are most present in the summer months. These storms can cause strong winds, hail, thunder, lightning, and devastating floods. In a matter of minutes, your Chico home can be compromised by an act of God that you won’t be able to do anything about. 

How Security Cameras Can Help 

Your security cameras will put off criminals, they will capture any crimes or suspicious activity occurring on your property, and they will help you keep an eye on your family while you’re away. Your security cameras will also be highly useful in a few ways when strong storms roll through:

  • Providing evidence for homeowners' insurance claims – When a storm damages your home, you’ll need to make a call to your homeowner's insurance provider to file a claim if you want the damage covered. Your insurer will likely require evidence, and you won’t have a problem because your security camera has been capturing evidence all along. You can use the footage to show your provider the strength of the storm and how it ended up damaging your home. Trees falling, siding being pulled away by the wind, and roofing failures can all be part of your evidence footage.

  • Keep an eye on your home while you’re away – If your security camera system features remote monitoring, you can always keep an eye on your home. If you’re stuck at work while a strong storm is blowing through, just a few taps can show you exactly what is going on back at home. This provides you with peace of mind and lets you know when you may need to go home to address an emergency. 

  • Keeping watch of hazardous trees – Rarely does a healthy tree topple or lose branches during a strong storm, but it’s not unheard of. More likely, a tree that goes careening onto your garage during a summer storm had some instability to begin with and was simply a hazard waiting to occur. Your security camera footage can show you how gentle breezes affect trees, and this can let you know if you have a tree on your property that could become hazardous. 

Protecting Your Home This Summer 

Your security camera system can be the additional security you’re looking for this summer, whether it’s protecting you from storms or local crime. If you’re interested in finding out what security camera system may be right for you, contact us and discover what our professionals will suggest for your needs. 

What Our Customers Say

"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