6 Advantages of Digital Surveillance

May 4th, 2021

If you want to protect your building in Chico, CA, assets and employees, a digital video surveillance at your facility is a definite must-have. A digital video surveillance system consists of an appliance that enables embedded image capturing capabilities, which then allow the video images or extracted info to be compressed, stored and transmitted over digital data links or communication networks. Digital video surveillance systems are used for all forms of monitoring. They provide numerous benefits and advanced functionalities that cannot be provided by analog systems. Here are the top 6 advantages of digital surveillance.

Superior Image Quality

One of the top advantages of digital surveillance is the power to display images that are extremely high quality. High resolution images allow the user to closely follow the details and changes in images, making way for better decisions to safeguard people or property in Chico, CA. It also ensures greater accuracy for alarm tools and automated analysis. When it comes to transferring digital images, not conversions are needed and images do not degrade due to the distance traveled over a network. Additionally, digital images are easy to store and retrieve when compared to analog images. As a result, businesses can easily identify individuals who threaten the security of the business or workforce.

Guaranteed Real-Time Monitoring

Digital video surveillance systems play a critical role in enhancing remote video monitoring. You can progressively remain up to date with any new developments of your business at any location, as long as you are connected to the internet. Electronic gadgets, such as a personal computer, tablet or mobile phone can be used for remote monitoring needs.

Ample Storage Space

With a digital video surveillance system in Chico, CA, you do not need hard disks or VHS tapes to store information, as it was the case with analog surveillance systems. Video footage is stored digitally. You can store as much data footage as you need and retrieve easily when you need it.

Convenient to Use

Digital video surveillance systems are fast and easy to install and do not present any challenges. Installation professionals only require a few types of equipment to install them. Your security personnel can be able to handle them without hiccups. This attribute makes these systems very user-friendly. If need be, video footage can be compressed and stored in hard drives for future use.

They are Cost Effective

Using standard PC servers rather than proprietary devices, such as DVRs helps to reduce equipment and management costs. Additional cost savings come from the type of infrastructure used. An IP video surveillance system may also help in improving customer flow and enhance sales. This will further increase business income levels and profitability in Chico, CA.

Distributed Intelligence

Unlike traditional video surveillance systems, modern surveillance systems are highly advanced and perform their surveillance duties competently. Digital videos surveillance systems come with superior software programs that utilize movement patterns to harmonize footage. This helps to simplify the process of analyzing captured videos.

There are many other advantages of digital surveillance, such as increased worker output, scalability, flexibility as well as easy and reliable installation. To get the most out of your digital video surveillance system, hire a professional to help you choose and install your system in Chico, CA such as Crime Free Living at 530-327-7268.

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