4 Main Advantages of Using Security Cameras

April 15th, 2021

With the number of thefts and robberies increasing in Chico, CA, it is essential for business and homeowners to keep their properties safe. Fortunately, cutting-edge security and closed circuit television (CCTV) solutions make protecting one's investment easy. For any business, theft of any equipment not only impacts performance but also leads to a significant financial loss. Installing a modern video camera surveillance system helps you to keep a check on everyday happenings in your home or business. A surveillance system will not only provide protection for your assets but also to your employees or family members. It will help you prevent the odds of employee theft and burglary. The following are the top advantages of using a security camera.

Prevent Theft, Loss and Vandalism

Let's begin with the most obvious advantage of using a security camera in Chico, CA: prevention of theft, vandalism and loss. Digital surveillance cameras offer high definition clarity and wider viewing angles. This quality allows you to clearly see what is happening within and around your facility. These clear images will help you to pursue charges against individuals caught stealing or vandalizing property. More importantly, the mere sight of a security camera helps to prevent crime from occurring. People will be on their best behavior when they know they are under a strict check of a security camera.

Remote Monitoring

With a highly integrated video surveillance system, you can monitor activities on your surveillance feed from anywhere in the world, provided you are connected to the internet. You can log into your security system, from your smartphone, laptop and tablet and view live streams or access archived footage. Digital security cameras come in wide range of sizes and shapes; some are tiny enough to be hidden in photo frames, pictures or plants. Depending on your needs, you can go for mountable or hidden ones to allow you monitor the activities of people at your office or home easily.

Gather Evidence and Arrive at the Right Decisions

By combining high-resolution imaging with sound recording capabilities, Chico businesses can record all that transpires within and around their facility. This is quite helpful especially when the business needs to gather evidence against criminal activities or in legal matters. Business owners or managers in Chico, CA can give proper evidence since security cameras record the actual events for one to watch and build their story. Apart from gathering evidence, surveillance cameras can help you make the correct decision whenever you are stuck in a dispute. You can easily settle a dispute your family members, colleagues and staffs. Inappropriate claims can be sorted when you go through the footage.

Maintenance of Records

Surveillance cameras record and document everything they see systematically, as per the time and date of the event. Thus, if something happened outside your home or office and you are curious to get exact details of the act, you can simply look up your security records.

These are just but a brief overview of the advantages of using a security camera system in your home or business in Chico, CA. For the best results, it is imperative you highly trained CCTV experts to engineer a solution to fit your home or business' security needs, all while meeting yours.

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"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