7 Benefits Of Choosing IP Cameras For Your Security System

August 4th, 2021

If you are considering installing security cameras or upgrading your existing analog closed circuit system (CCTV) in Chico, CA, you may be wondering about Internet Protocol (IP) video cameras. IP video cameras are networked with an ethernet connection. As they record video, it is uploaded to the internet onto a secure network. There are many benefits to using IP cameras over traditional CCTV systems. Here are the top seven:

1. IP Video Cameras And Systems Are Extremely Easy To Use in Chico, CA

Whether you are installing an IP camera system in your home or at multiple company locations, IP video camera systems easy enough to use that even beginners look like pros. IP cameras come with user-friendly software platforms. If you have basic computer skills, you can access, monitor, and retrieve any recordings you need easily.

2. IP Video Cameras Capture Better Quality Images Than CCTV Video Cameras

The digital camera technology is so advanced on IP cameras, that even the best CCTV camera can’t match the quality. A basic IP video camera can have four times the resolution of a CCTV. While an IP video camera with a high megapixel rate is excellent at capturing real-time video, no matter the conditions when recording.

3. IP Video Cameras Are Highly Secure And Reliable

IP Video Cameras in Chico, CA use a variety of encryption and authentication methods with WPA, TKIP, or AES. A knowledgeable security provider will also offer a range of storage options, network redundancies, and routine testing guarantees your data is always safe.

4. IP Video Cameras CAn Be Fully Integrated Into Your Existing Security System

IP video systems are very compatible across manufacturers. This allows for both integration into your current system and long-term scalability. IP video systems can integrate with alarm systems, environmental and lighting controls, entryway access, and more.

5. IP Video Camera Systems Are Very Cost Effective

IP video camera systems are less expensive than CCTV systems. They also transmit and receive video, audio, and power on one network cable, so parts and installation costs are lower. Plus, they can utilize existing network cables which can save you even more!

6. IP Video Systems Offer Remote Access

Whether you are traveling overseas or just down the street, you can access your IP system from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection. Some systems even allow for smartphone access, so you can feel confident knowing you can always view your property.

7. IP Video Cameras Offer More Than Just Security

IP video camera systems can also be designed to help with the operational efficiency of your business. You can set systems up to provide alerts when there is a delivery, a customer service need, or employee inquiry. You can also monitor the workflow of your company to catch areas for improvements.

IP video cameras are easier to use, more cost-effective, and provide higher quality than CCTV camera systems. With so many benefits, the choice is clear. If you’d like to learn about the other benefits of IP video cameras and how they can work for you, give us a call. Our security experts will happily walk you through the evaluation, installation, and service process.

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

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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