The Future Of Physical Security

January 27th, 2022

For the average small to medium sized Chico, CA business, high-tech physical security measures may seem somewhat out of reach. This is not due to a lack of vision, but due to costs of these advanced physical security measures, they’re often not in the cards for the average smaller business owner. A fully integrated physical security platform that works hand in hand with your technological security measures might be found in the latest and greatest state of the art chain stores, but they’re not often found at the typical Chico, CA independently run business.

For the average Chico, CA retailer, security upgrades and installations are typically done one installation at a time. Bridging this gap between the security of yesterday and the security measures of today is slow-going, and often not as budget friendly as many retailers of the area would ideally like.

Physical Security One Step At A Time

For most Chico business owners, the pathway to security is taken one step at a time, and this is how you can approach fully integrated physical security as well. Achieving your vision of peak physical security does not mean fully installing the latest and greatest straight away, and there is nothing wrong with taking it on piece by piece. 4 steps to take in moving toward this future of physical security include:

  • Consider your infrastructure – It’s important to consider your infrastructure first, and not to simply deploy a multitude of new technologies on an older existing infrastructure without much thought. This could result in bogged down and poorly working systems, that require a costly investment without yielding the results you want. Before considering your security measures, always consider your infrastructure first.
  • Start your move toward the cloud – Most all physical security measures are making their way to the cloud, like many other technologies of today. Moving your data and your systems to the cloud (if they aren’t there already) will work to prepare you for your new physical security installation.
  • Begin bridging your communication gap – Communicate with departments including and outside of your IT team. Collaborating with your stakeholders will uncover many different heroes within your organization for your security strategy.
  • Keep in mind your IT security – Before investing in your physical security, make sure your IT security is top of the line. Protection for your wireless network, protected cloud service, and protected data should be ensured before physical security comes in to play.

Taking Your Security System To The Level Of Tomorrow

Taking your security system to the level of tomorrow doesn’t need to be one massive investment, and can be taken one step at a time to ensure a reasonable and easy to manage experience. By taking a few steps first, and then beginning your physical security investment, you can rest assured that you’re laying a strong foundation to maximize your physical security investment’s potential. With the incredible potential of today’s physical security technologies, it’s reasonable to expect these measures will continue to grow even better.

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

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