Reasons To Buy A Hidden Security Camera

December 28th, 2021

Sometimes, Chico, CA citizens want their security cameras to be big and noticeable. Why? They want to be sure that thieves, trespassers, and other criminals can see them. Heck, persons even hang signs up around the property saying that it is being monitored. In many instances, these techniques are enough to deter persons from breaking in, stealing assets, and victimizing family members or employees.

Of course, that is not always the case though. On occasion, the individuals don't let the security system stop them from doing what they came to do. However, when they break a window or jimmy the front door, the cameras will record their actions and even send an alert to the homeowner's smartphone. Additionally, if a monitoring company is part of the equation, they will receive a notification as well. In turn, they will dispatch the authorities quickly, and hopefully, catch the criminals in the act.

Cameras come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large and easy to see while others are small and discreet. Many times, Chico, CA home and business owners need tiny models that are inconspicuous. For them, there are hidden cameras that look like everyday objects such as...

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Phone Chargers
  • Clocks
  • Light Bulbs And More

Keep A Watchful Eye Over Your Employees With A Hidden Camera

Employee theft is no secret. It has been taking place for years. Dishonest workers take office supplies, commit fraud, and steal items that are supposed to be in stock. These events happen more often than one might think. Reports indicate that businesses lose between $50 and $100 billion each year from employee thefts. So, if Chico, CAorganization owners believe they have a few rotten eggs in the bunch, they should consider installing hidden cameras s to monitor their stores, warehouses, and offices discreetly.

Utilize A Hidden Camera To Stay A Step Ahead Of Home Intruders

When criminals are able to see security cameras, it is possible for them to find a way around the equipment. They can sneak in, steal your belongings, and leave without anybody being the wiser. Sometimes, thieves will even disguise themselves as contractors or repair persons and come right up to the front door to scope the place out. Thus, a doorbell camera can help you keep tabs on who is coming up the path. Some models even allow the owner to talk to the individual while they are away, which makes them think somebody is home.

The Trespassers Are Not Always Strangers

As humans, we like to give others the benefit of the doubt that they are good people. Unfortunately, those thoughts and feelings don't always pan out. On many occasions, homeowners know the person that is breaking their trust. For example, there have been and will continue to be incidents involving landlords, neighbors, and friends. They may be stealing from you or doing something else in your home. A hidden camera disguised as a clock or computer desk item holder can give you the hard evidence that you need to prove the wrongdoing has been happening.

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