The Top 4 Important Benefits of Security Camera Systems

August 10th, 2022

Not so long ago, security camera systems were considered as a necessity only in commercial establishments. Back then, it seemed that having security cameras in a home was too drastic an impractical.

True enough, installing security camera systems a decade or so ago meant preparing to invest a good amount of money. This is why only the rich and famous were able to install one in their homes.

Fortunately, security camera systems have become more affordable now than they were before. Technological and manufacturing advancements have allowed the production of cost-efficient systems. Because of this, what was once an oddity in homes has become a regular feature. In fact, not having security cameras in your home is what can be considered to be odd nowadays.

If you still don’t have a home security camera system in your Chico, CA home, now is the best time to install one. After all, the holiday season is coming and you want your home to be protected from intruders.

To help you decide, read on to know the benefits that you can enjoy should you decide to install a residential security camera system.

1. They Help Deter Criminals

Once criminals see that there are security cameras installed in a home, they may get discouraged in accomplishing their notorious plans. However, do not fall into the wrong idea that you can get away with installing dummy cameras. Seasoned burglars know how to distinguish fake and dummy cameras from the real ones.

Furthermore, criminals often survey homes they target before actually planning their deed. If they see that your home is well-secured and equipped with security cameras, they’re unlikely to make your home a target.

2. They Help in Investigation in the Case of Burglary or Other Incident

In the event that your home was indeed broken in, your security cameras will be able to record the crime. If you have high-quality and high-definition cameras, the recorded videos can even help identify suspects. The video files can help hasten the investigation.

3. They Help You Check Your Home and Family Remotely

Security cameras equipped with online and remote access capabilities allow you to monitor the video feed and watch recorded videos anywhere in the world. If you’re at work or on a business trip and would like to check on your home and family in Chico, CA, you can conveniently do so by watching security camera footage on your mobile device.

4. They Help in Insurance Claims

If a vandal or thief was able to break into your home, you can use the security camera footage as proof once you file an insurance claim. Furthermore, if you have security cameras installed in your home and you’re about to get or renew a homeowner’s insurance policy, the camera system may just let you enjoy discounts on insurance premiums. 

If you are looking for a reliable and highly experienced security company in Chico, CA to install a security or video surveillance system in your home, you’ve come to the right place. Call us today to schedule a consultation and get an estimate!

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