Importance of Wireless Video Surveillance

January 20th, 2021

Wireless video surveillance has become an important and integral part of our security system. To prevent unwanted and sudden terrorist attacks, malls, railway stations, airports, and other public and government places are always under surveillance. Besides the above, video surveillance is also common in industries to scrutinize parts of a process. The most common form of video surveillance is done with the help of CCTV's which you can obtain through your local provider in Chico, CA. These are also used for the surveillance of household security.

The use of CCTV cameras has some constraints. These CCTV cameras remain connected to a control panel with the help of wires and cables. These cables can easily get damaged by bad weather, accidents and can even get sabotaged. Moreover, it gets very difficult and costly to arrange for cables and wires for long-distance surveillance. Wired video or audio surveillance requires the presence of monitoring stations nearby the areas of surveillance. This will become a problem in case the focus of surveillance is always on the move. This problem is solved by wireless video surveillance which you can learn more about from your local dealer in Chico, CA.

Wireless surveillance not only makes surveillance easy but also increases the domain of surveillance. Wireless surveillance cameras work with the help of radars, signals and radio waves. The most common is the use of radio waves of different frequencies. These systems consist of small, hidden cameras that relay signals over short distances in the form of live images. So these have become quick, cost-effective security systems that will help us to boost our existing security system. In modern days there has been a shift from the traditional analog based CCTV towards a more digitalized surveillance. IP or Internet protocol cameras have revolutionized wireless surveillance by providing networked video surveillance and recording. These IP based cameras differ from their traditional counterparts in being wireless as well as they can receive and send data through the internet. They have encrypted radio technology and are therefore easy to install and easy for remote surveillance. A wide range of IP based surveillance cameras is available in the market. A camera can be chosen depending on the area of surveillance. For instance, the lowest Trango IP based camera can help in surveillance from as far as 40 miles away from the monitoring system. Then there is the WirelessGRID wptz IP based camera that is widely used in large areas for surveillance. While dealing with the advantages of using wireless and especially IP-based surveillance cameras in our security system, we must also take into account some of its disadvantages. These cameras are expensive and need a high network bandwidth for their functioning. These installations require specific technicians, and they are open to hacking as they transmit data through the internet. So it is best to use IP based surveillance for wireless security systems only when the use of CCTV cameras is not possible or may hinder public security.

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