Waterproof Security Cameras Just Make Sense

February 8th, 2022

Security continues to be a concern for many homes and business owners in Chico, CA, and that’s with good reason. Crime is not something that every truly goes away, but it can be made more difficult to succeed at, or even discouraged.

One of the best ways to achieve this in Chico, CA is to use a security camera system. While there are plenty of camera systems designed to work indoors, such as in retail settings like stores, where there’s a lot of merchandise to keep track of, and potential shoplifting, cameras can be used outdoors too. However, one of the best investments are in waterproof outdoor security cameras, and there are several reasons for that.

More Durability

These types of cameras are built to last, and that means that they are far more reliable and longer lasting than a typical indoor model. While it is possible to try and use an indoor model outside, you can expect your results to have poor long term prospects.

Indoor cameras are built not deliberately to be more vulnerable, or weaker than outdoor cameras, but they are built with the assumption that they will be in a sheltered, static environment. Once you expose such cameras to extreme temperature variations and detritus like dirt and leaves, this shortens their lifespan.

More Cost Effective

Today’s waterproof security cameras are also easier on your wallet than the cameras of old, and that’s for a variety of reasons. There are savings in the installation because modern systems are often wireless, so this means you don’t have to pay for cables, nor do you have to pay for a dedicated CCTV security room with a bank of monitors devoted each to only one camera.

You also don’t have to pay for the upkeep, since modern waterproof cameras last longer and operate more reliably without needing repair or replacement. All of these little savings along the way add up to a better bottom line overall.

It’s Waterproof

Of course, the biggest advantage of a waterproof outdoor security camera is right in the name. All electronics, if left untreated, are extremely vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature, with little tolerance for water of any kind. Ordinarily, any electronic device that gets wet is broken, and this includes those that risk using indoor security cameras outdoors.

With a proper, waterproof outdoor camera that is configured for a harsher environment, the camera will continue to operate regardless of how many elements are piled against it. Rain won’t stop it, snow won’t either, and where other cameras may struggle with frigid temperatures, or the humidity of summer, the outdoor waterproof camera—as designed—can keep on working in situations that would be problematic for typical electronic devices.

This means that whether you’re thinking about outdoor waterproof cameras for your home, or your business in Chico, CA, you’ll be safer. A waterproof camera provides reliable operation and security coverage, and that means you enjoy more peace of mind, while at the same time having a great crime deterrent, and valuable investigative tool all rolled into one.

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