Think About Installing A Security System For These Reasons

May 6th, 2022

Regardless of who you are or where you live, a security system is almost a necessity these days. Even so, at times, owning the equipment can seem like a burden. The owner has to worry about arming/ disarming the unit, paying a monthly fee, and false alarms. Still, the devices help Chico homeowners, proprietors, landlords, tenants, and more, so they shouldn't be taken for granted.

For one, security systems are useful for deterring break-ins. Most burglars don't like taking chances. They do not want to have their faces, tattoos, or scars caught on video as that could lead to them getting identified. In turn, the police could place the suspect under arrest. Then, if found guilty, the individuals might be looking at years and years behind bars. So, if for nothing else, Chico residents should consider getting a security system to discourage robbers.

Additionally, when a person decides to do the deed anyway, the event will become recorded crisply and cleanly. Hence, individuals gain peace of mind in knowing that they have done everything in their power to put bad people behind bars after they strike. That is something that is not easy to put a price tag on. Curious Chico citizens should read further to learn what one of these systems can do for them.

Purchasing A Security System May Lower Your Insurance Premiums

Regardless of the type of coverage, the monthly, 6-month, or yearly payment is usually pretty pricey. Therefore, a security system could be perfect for a person if they are looking to save some money. Many insurers have programs that offer clients discounts when they install items like surveillance cameras and motion sensors. Not every company participates though, so home or business owners will want to be sure that their organization does. The amount varies from one place to the next, but it is often somewhere around 10, 15, or 20-percent.

Remotely Monitor The Premises

Most of today's security systems allow for remote monitoring. In other words, a landowner can watch over their property without having to be physically present at the location. Aside from just watching the camera footage, persons can also turn their house into a smart home. By adding a thermostat, light fixtures, door locks, and more, individuals can control those systems from their smartphones too. Thus, along with obtaining extra security, the homeowner gains a modern technological home as well.

Get Notified Of Fire And Gas Emergencies

People may still choose to combine more systems too. For example, it is possible to pair smoke and CO alarms with your security system. As such, you can receive text or email notifications when one of the alerts get triggered. As such, whether you are home, or somewhere else, you can contact the fire department to get them on the scene quickly. If monitoring service is part of the equation, the representative will send out emergency personnel to investigate the situation. This is a big draw for lots of folks. After all, carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and known as the silent killer.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits a security system has to offer for yourself.

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