Are Surveillance Cameras A Good Fit For Your Business?

October 1st, 2020

Modern business owners have all kinds of things to worry about. For starters, they must implement new rules and strategies to protect customers and employees from COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has people scared, and rightfully so. After all, it is responsible for over 200,000 deaths in the United States alone. Companies are adopting cleaning practices, promoting social distancing, and requiring folks to wear masks to combat the virus.

Many places are even installing hand-washing stations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This new threat certainly demands attention. However, organizational leaders must not forget about the problems businesses have faced for years like break-ins, employee theft, and vandalism. These events can hit companies where it hurts, their bank accounts. So much so that they could have to file for bankruptcy and shut their doors for good.

Surveillance cameras can be useful to organizations in many ways. The following sections will focus on three particular benefits associated with the devices. Hence, bosses and managers should stay put and read on to learn more.

Cameras Capture Video Evidence

Not all business threats come from external sources. Leaders try to surround themselves with honest and trustworthy employees, but bad seeds slip through the cracks from time to time. Some dishonest souls may steal office supplies, equipment, and products. Meanwhile, others might harass co-workers, creating unpleasant work environments. When security cameras are present in an office or store, they can provide leaders with the proof that they need to discipline guilty parties.

Perhaps fines are the way to go, or maybe suspending people without pay will do the trick. Then again, depending on the issue, termination might be best. Employers can weed bad apples from their ranks with surveillance cameras, saving them lots of money, and creating work environments that everyone can enjoy.


Deter Burglars With Camera Equipment

After employees and bosses have gone home for the day, burglars often come out to play. They look for easy targets, slip inside undetected, steal valuables, and take off. Security cameras may help business owners keep thieves at bay. Research shows that many crooks are deterred by surveillance equipment. They know that if they break-in to places with the devices, their faces, license plates, and more could become captured on video. Police can then utilize the footage to identify and arrest them. So, install cameras to deter thieves and, hopefully, you won't have any break-ins on your hands.


Catch Shoplifters Red-Handed With Surveillance Cameras

Shoplifters sometimes work alone or in groups. They pack merchandise into their pockets, jackets, and backpacks then leave businesses without paying. As anyone can imagine, those losses can add up in a hurry. When organizations have security cameras, members of loss prevention teams can monitor aisles, entrances/exits, and more. This allows them to spot shoplifters and spring into action quickly. In turn, they can stop thieves from getting away with lifted items and save the company money at the same time.
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"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