Use the Power of Technology to Protect Your Home and Family

May 23rd, 2024

Technology has changed the face of home protection in Chico CA forever. Thanks to advances in wireless technology, a homeowners can keep a watchful eye on their homes from virtually anywhere. They can even lock the doors if their kids forget to do it.

Other advances in technology have also made protecting your Chico home and family easier. Whether you are building a new home or making upgrades to your current one, these devices can enhance your protection and the safety of your family.

Wireless Security System

Wireless security systems have a number of important advantages over the old-fashioned hard-wired kind. When you choose a wireless security system, it is yours to keep. You can take it with you when you move and install it at your new home. You can even install a wireless security system in an apartment since there is no wiring required and little in the way of hardware.

Even more important, wireless security systems do not rely on landlines to call the authorities. Burglars know that all they need to defeat most hard-wired security systems is a pair of scissors. Once the landline is cut, the hard-wired security system is useless. Wireless security systems do not have those same kinds of limitations.

Outdoor Wireless Security Camera

Keeping an eye on the exterior of your home in Chico CA is one of the best ways to prevent burglaries and keep your home safe. Advances in wireless security cameras make it easier than ever before to monitor the outside of your home.

These wireless security cameras can be installed virtually anywhere, from overhanging trees to lampposts and fences. Once in place, homeowners can monitor the feed from the cameras from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Wireless Mailbox Alert

Theft of mail is a serious problem, and one of the leading ways identity thieves gather personal information on their victims. Some thieves steal newly-issued credit cards, while others pilfer bank statements and tax documents. No matter what they take, the results can be severe and long-lasting.

You can protect yourself and your personal information by installing a wireless mailbox monitor. The monitor tells you when the mailbox has been opened, so you can go retrieve your mail right away. These devices are simple to install, and they have a very long range.

Wireless Driveway Monitor

If you live out in the country or in the suburbs, would-be thieves will probably use your driveway as their base of operations. You can get an early warning any time someone enters your driveway by installing a wireless monitor.

The monitor sends an audible signal and an alert to your smartphone any time a vehicle breaches the perimeter of the driveway in Chico CA. The monitor is smart enough to ignore children, pedestrians and pets, so you do not have to worry about false positives. Whether you want to protect your family or just stop people from turning around in your driveway, this is a great device to have.

These modern technological devices can be your best defense against the very old problem of crime. Police protection in Chico CA is important, but the ability to prevent robberies and deter criminals is often much more effective, and that is what these devices can do.

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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