Why Use A Waterproof Security Camera?

October 8th, 2021

Security for the home or business in Chico, CA is always going to be a concern for prudent property owners. When you work hard, and own a home and/or business, you want to make sure that your investment is safe, and that the odds of theft or vandalism are lower.

This is why more people living and working in Chico, CA should consider investing in outdoor, waterproof, security cameras. This seems like an unlikely purchase, but in many respects, this can actually make for a safer home or workplace and even provide more peace of mind. Here’s how.

Easy To Install

Modern waterproof, outdoor security cameras don’t have the same challenges that older, analog CCTV cameras of the past experienced. Older cameras, for example, needed to transmit images through wires, and so cable had to be “spooled out” from a central room to wherever the cameras were installed. New cameras, however, are wireless, making installation much easier and cheaper.

Cost Effective

Because these cameras are wireless, and because you only need an Internet connection, a computer and the right software to view images, these are much cheaper security solutions than CCTVs of the past. However, despite being cheaper, they provide the same level of security and have even more convenience. You no longer have to build and maintain a CCTV room.

A Deterrent

Thieves prefer to take the “path of least resistance,” and do their dirty work where it’s easier. A security camera in place means you just raised the challenge and difficulty of your property. Outdoor, waterproof security cameras are one of the best ways to make a potential thief pass you right by, in search of an easier target.

Admissible Evidence

The deterrence factor of cameras get more reinforcement from the fact that the police, and the courts, trust video and photographic evidence. Images captured on an outdoor, waterproof security camera can, at first, be vital clues that help police conduct an investigation. Should they catch the thieves, then that video footage now becomes evidence that can be used by the prosecution in court to ensure that proof of a crime exists and that a jail sentence is on the way.

It’s Waterproof

Last, but certainly not least, an outdoor waterproof camera earns its merit badge by being tougher and more durable than other cameras. Most electronics are extremely vulnerable to moisture like rain or snow. However, a camera “hardened” against the elements means that it can provide years of reliable security, and can help to prevent criminal activity like breaking and entering, or even just deter mischief, such as graffiti, when people don’t want to be easily identified, defacing property.

People that choose to install outdoor, waterproof security cameras in Chico, CA enjoy an extra level of security and peace of mind. In some cases, cameras can even come in handy for checking out visiting guests or checking your outdoor camera while you’re at work to see if your delivery has been left on the door. There are plenty of advantages to making this security investment.

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