The Peace Of Mind That Comes From Security Cameras At Home

May 22nd, 2024

By now, just about everyone in Chico, CA is used to the idea of seeing security cameras whenever they venture out in public. From sports arenas to government buildings, department stores to gas stations, it seems as though everything that an individual does while out in public is being recorded and monitored. Of course, it is easy to understand why there are so many surveillance systems when they have truth in time and again to be incredibly useful when it comes to identifying criminals and even preventing crimes from occurring in the first place. Many homeowners, however, are just now starting to realize that the same types of systems can provide them with an identical level of peace and security at home.

But, why would an individual use a security camera at home? Obviously, this type of system allows a homeowner to monitor what is going on in and around their home and keep an eye on who is coming and going. Even if an individual lives in a relatively safe neighborhood and has never experienced any type of crime at home, simply installing a security system and putting up a sign that notifies individuals that a system is in place may be all it takes to prevent a crime from happening in the first place. It is important to understand that criminals are opportunists. If there is a chance that they will be, or that their criminal activity will be more difficult than it is worth, they will most likely move on to the next target.

Crime does not happen just outside the CA home, however. Concerned parents may want to consider using a hidden camera to keep an eye on the caregivers who are looking after their children while they are not around. Cameras can also be used to monitor little ones as they are sleeping to make sure that they don't have an accident like falling out of their crib or a person could use a security system to keep an eye on elderly loved ones in order to prevent them from wandering off or getting injured. A family with pets could put a security camera system to use to make sure that their animals do not run off or get snatched by a passerby.

While businesses in Chico, CA often spend thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars on a single security camera system in order to monitor customers, employees, and even stock, a homeowner can get a pretty good adequate system without spending anywhere near that amount. A professionally installed security camera system that is hardwired into a home will provide years of reliable service and dependability, but it will be more expensive than a system that a homeowner installs on their own. Of course, if an individual is not incredibly handy, a hardwired security camera system may seem like an overwhelming task to install. One option to get around this difficulty is to choose a wireless camera. Wireless cameras utilize a home network to broadcast images and recordings directly to a person's computer. This means that there is no need to have a dedicated recording system or television since just about any computer will work.

An added benefit to using a wireless system is that it is often possible for a person to monitor their home even while they are away. In fact, anywhere where an individual has Internet access, they can likely login and exactly what is going on at their Chico home while they are on vacation thousands of miles away.

With such a wide range of options available and the incredible peace of mind that a security camera can provide, homeowners are quickly beginning to put these devices to use for them.

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"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
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    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
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