Why Security Cameras are Your Best Witnesses

March 15th, 2022

If you own a home or business, then you are probably beginning to understand the importance of having a good security system installed to protect the property. With so many advancements in technology, you will find that there are many different types of security systems that offer premium features you can take advantage of.

From interior and exterior security cameras and motion lights to access control systems, remote access capability, and unlimited data storage, you are sure to find exactly what you need for your home or business. Remember, each property is unique and has its own set of benefits that comes alongside having a security system installed.

One of the biggest of these benefits, however, is having one of the best witnesses possible for when something does happen.

Always Watching

Your surveillance system offers 24/7 monitoring services. If you have remote access, you can also check in on your property in real time and see that everything is okay even when you aren't there. The system will alert you immediately if any of the alarms have been triggered or if the motion lights come on. Some will even send you an email or text message along with a short video clip from the camera that caught the motion so you can determine if action needs to be taken or if it is a false alarm.

No matter what, your security cameras are watching and recording and uploading the footage to be saved indefinitely. If something happens at your home or business, you will have easy access to the footage you need to help catch those responsible.

Good Defense

The newer security systems offer high-quality and high-resolution images. They are clear and make it possible to recognize the features and faces that are recorded. This makes it easier to identify the person who may have broken in, caused damage, or may have stolen from the property.

Security systems in the past really only allowed a grainy and often blurry image. The footage was often found to be unusable in the event something happened, so it wasn't a good witness then. However, it is now. 

The high-resolution footage your cameras gather will be useful as evidence in court if things progress that far. With your cameras, you are proposing your "intent to protect" your property, and as such, you have a right to this protection. So, your footage may be just what you need as evidence that the crime was committed on your property.

Deter Crime

Surveillance systems, however, are also deterrents meaning they help prevent crime from happening in the first place so you may never even have to get to the point of having to go to court. 

Your surveillance system acts as your eyes when you are not there. They are the best witnesses you can have to a crime and can help you get the justice you deserve. 

If you are interested in investing in a surveillance system for your home or business in Chico, CA, contact Security Feed today. 

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