The Right Security System Makes All The Difference In The World

April 29th, 2024

Helping Chico CA residents stay safe and secure has never been more critical than it is today. With things like the opioid epidemic, gun violence, and burglaries continually making the headlines, it is no wonder that people are fearful of leaving their houses. Heck, with so much going on, a lot of folks don't even feel safe in their own homes. So, what is a person to do?

Unfortunately, there is not always a clear-cut answer as to what property owners should do to protect their families. Some folks choose to arm themselves, but having a gun in the home is risky, particularly when children are around. Others decide to buy guard dogs, but anybody that has ever owned a pooch knows that they can sometimes sleep through just about anything. Hence, more and more consumers in Chico CA are deciding on security cameras to give them peace of mind. Read further to learn about the ins and outs of today's devices.

Think About A Wireless Security System

Modern devices are not the CCTV systems of the past that immediately pop into your mind. There are hard-wired cameras still available, but most people in Chico CA are opting for wireless models. With old cams, criminals could easily snip a cable here or there outside to gain access to the inside of the home. In turn, they were able to grab valuables and be on their merry way before anybody even noticed.

Wireless cameras are solar or battery powered. Thus, they don't rely on electricity to function, which means the structure is protected during blackouts and failed attempts to cut the cord. If the individual decides to break in any way, a clear image of his or her face will be recorded. Then, the footage can be handed over to the police to ensure that the perpetrator is caught and justice is served.

For More Than Intruders

Many modern security systems detect things such as carbon monoxide, smoke, and even high levels of mold. While they still alert you to trespassers, these devices also inform you when it is time to get your family out of Dodge. Injuries, illnesses, and even deaths can occur when a fire breaks out, or inappropriate substances are floating in the breeze. So, if for nothing else, get a security system with these features to rest-assured that no harm comes to the people you love.

Door, Window Sensors And More

When trespassers get past the security cameras, the window and door sensors will give them a rude awakening. The devices will send a signal to the control panel and alert the monitoring company, who will then send out the police. Also, a doorbell camera can prove to be a worthwhile investment. This little gem allows the homeowner to see who is at the door without actually opening it. Regardless of your security needs, wants, or desires, make sure that you talk with a professional company to get the right system for you. Anything else will be just like throwing your hard earned money down the drain.

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
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