Home Video Surveillance Systems

January 18th, 2021

 Home video surveillance systems are getting more popular in different residences, households, and villages year after year especially those in urban or semi-urban areas. The need for home CCTV surfaced when household crimes have gone up for the past decade or so. Families don’t feel that secure anymore in their homes and are seeing these home video surveillance systems as the answers or solutions to security threats. If you have a family, perhaps the first thing you want to do is protect them in any way you can. As parents, the safety of the kids is always a priority.

Benefits of Home Video Surveillance Systems

These so-called wireless home security systems are offering certain advantages that most families today want to take advantage of. Perhaps the very first benefit that a lot of folks are looking forward to with such security systems is the fact that they help prevent or solve crimes. The most common household crime is robbery. But that’s not the only crime one should be concerned about whenever an intruder breaks into your house – there’s possible rape, arson, kidnapping, and murder. With home security cameras, you will be able to help prevent such crimes from happening. Some criminals get discouraged if they see that the house is full of cameras on watch.

Installation Services & Purchasing

If you want to set up surveillance in your precious and humble abode, you need to look for companies or businesses offering installation services of home video surveillance systems. These services are something your local provider in Chico, CA can help you with. Make sure to only deal with trusted and reputable ones. You may need to start doing home security systems comparison. These installation services and the purchasing of equipment essential for your wireless home security systems will cost you a lot and you should be prepared for that. After all, the life and security of your whole family here is what matters most and money can’t replace that. However, if you really have a limited budget, you can apply for a loan or you can set up DIY home surveillance. That is if you know-how.

Important Consideration: Privacy

One important consideration when it comes to home video surveillance systems is none other than privacy. First off, do you want your home security system to be hidden or not? For those hidden home monitoring systems, privacy issues may arise within the family and may involve issues with hired household help (i.e. nanny, gardener) too. Who should know about the said surveillance? Should it be just you? Will you tell the whole family? These are questions and decisions one must think about carefully. Some families don’t want their cameras hidden and this is just fine especially if your main goal is to deter burglars. The mere sight of those home security cameras and devices may just do that.

This is a crazy world we are living in especially in these recent times and the demand for home security systems just proves that. If you want to protect your family at all costs, you may consider investing in home security devices. But you know you can’t just rely entirely on such equipment and those home video surveillance systems because you are still solely responsible for your own safety, right?

Contact your local service provider in Chico, CA to learn more about home surveillance.

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