Things To Think About When Purchasing Your Young Adult A Home Monitoring System

May 16th, 2022

Eventually, the time will come when a Chico person's son or daughter chooses to leave the nest. Some parents look forward to the day. They feel like it leaves them with an empty house to do as they please. However, other guardians dread the occasion. They don't know if they have adequately prepared their offspring for obstacles that life is sure to throw their way. Most guardians have done their due diligence though.

Hence, they have to let their no-longer little ones make their own mistakes. The chances are pretty solid that the kiddo has a great head on his or her shoulders, which means they will probably make good decisions. It is not usually the sons and daughters that the caregivers have to worry about anyway. Rather, parents should be troubled whether their kid is safe and secure in their new place.

After all, dangers seem to be lurking around every corner these days, including right here in Chico. Burglaries, home invasions, and more could become part of the equation. So, why not send your child a home monitoring system to help them remain safe and sound. It is a smart idea to research the various units on the market instead of running right out and buying the first one that you see. Hence, keep these things in mind ahead of making the purchase.

Be Sure That The Device Allows For Remote Monitoring

The security camera needs to come with an app that allows the youngster to view live footage from their smartphone or tablet. Then, they can check in on their house or apartment whenever they feel the need. Also, he or she can receive a text or email alerts whenever an alarm is triggered. This element is ideal as it can prevent your son or daughter from walking into a dangerous situation. So, give them the power to see trouble when they are away from home with the few swipes of a finger.

Check To See If The Equipment Is Wireless

There is no point in having a wired system in the 21st century. All sorts of wireless cameras and sensors are on the market today. The products are battery-operated, reliable, and dependable. This feature is a massive draw for many consumers as the devices can be moved quickly and easily if security needs change. In other words, your young adult can mount them just about anywhere.

High-Definition Is A Must-Have Feature

The last thing Chico parents want is to give their son or daughter equipment that produces grainy and hard to see images. Therefore, the home monitoring system that you select should record in high-definition. This aspect will ensure that your kiddo can see precisely what is happening in their residence. Don't take any chances when it comes to their safety and well-being. Instead, buy a unit that has these bells and whistles to get the most bang for your buck. In turn, you and your child will gain peace of mind in knowing that the device is top of the line.

Give our office a call today to discuss your home monitoring system needs.

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"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