3 Reasons Why You Should Get A Security Camera System

March 11th, 2022

In today’s world, with the advent of technological advancements comes the creation of devices designed to keep you as secure as possible from outside threats. This includes security camera systems for your Chico, CA home. In the past, you may have conjured the idea of a security camera system as something typically reserved for the affluent, or for business owners who want to protect their investment. This, however, is far from the truth now, as most homeowners can and should get themselves a security camera system, and here are a few reasons why you should too.

It Wards Off Burglars

Statistics show that a home without a security system is at a greater amount of risk of being burglarized versus homes that do have one, with homes that have no security system in place being about three times likelier to be burglarized. By having a security camera system in place, you’re able to make burglars second-guess about breaking into your Chico, CA home. Even a dummy security camera system that’s just there for intimidation’s sake is likely to help you out somewhat, though it most definitely pays to have a quality security camera system to capture perpetrators in the act, as a sort of worst-case scenario in the case that your home does get cleaned out.

Keep An Eye On Your Kids While You’re Away

It’s not necessarily an inherently bad idea to leave your kids in the care of the babysitter, or someone similar, but it never hurts to have a way to keep track of what they’re doing while you’re gone. It sounds extremely pessimistic, but abuse cases involving a caretaker have been rising in recent years, with issues involving caretakers and substance abuse being common reasons to point to as the culprit. Kids can have reasons to be afraid to step forward and tell you about any cases of abuse committed against them, maybe they’re intimidated by the sitter, or they’re not sure if what happened was bad. So it’s always nice to have a security camera system in place to ensure you have a video to go back to, just to see if things are going awry.

Monitor Your Home and Know When Something’s Wrong

Criminal activity and child abuse are not the only things you ought to be worried about while you’re away. Your home might be at risk, simply because of human error. Examples of this might be as simple as you forgot to shut the stove off after heating up a kettle of water for your morning coffee, or forgetting to shut down the AC before you leave. There are ways to integrate a security camera system to be able to remotely operate your home through home automation so that you can shut things down when you forget. It’s a nice safety blanket to have, especially if you have a history of forgetting that one thing on your list before leaving your house.

There are other reasons out there pointing to getting a security camera system for your Chico, CA home as a good thing, but if you’re not fully convinced, you should consult a professional security provider about security camera systems and work something out that will suit you and your preferences.

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