What Are The Benefits Of Remote Surveillance Monitoring?

December 29th, 2021

Ever wish that you had a crystal ball to see what’s going on at your Chico office when you aren’t there? If so, you’re in luck because remote surveillance monitoring is the next best thing. It allows you to have eyes in the sky no matter where you are, and when it comes to improving employee behavior, it’s a game changer.

Keep Employees In Line

Research shows that employee theft reduces dramatically when your staff knows that the boss can watch them from a connected device. Not only does remote surveillance reduce employee theft, but it also reduces the occurrence of other unacceptable behavior such as underproduction and extended break times. When employees are being monitored, production increases. But sometimes, it takes more than just installing a camera to keep mischief at bay. 

Security cameras are the first step in keeping an eye on your staff, but having remote access lets you do it in real-time. Security cameras can record activity, but can be nearly useless if no one is watching what actually occurs. With remote access, you can get the view from any of your cameras through your smartphone, tablet, or laptop no matter how far away you are from Chico.

Why not let your employees see how it works? Show them the device and the range in which the cameras allow you to see. When they understand how easy it is to recognize everyone in the office, they’ll make efforts to behave in the way that’s expected of them. That can lead to an increase in employee productivity, good customer service, and peace of mind for you.

Protect The Business 

Remote monitoring also protects your business 24/7. Combine it with a motion alert camera system and you’ll be alerted to any action that occurs when your business is closed. You’ll receive a text or an email that alerts you to movement, as well as a short video clip so you can see what’s actually happening in an instant.

Remote camera action lets you scan the area where the motion was detected to discover if you are being robbed. This lets you alert the Chico police as soon as possible. You can rest assured that they’ll have everything under control while you wait in the comfort of your home.

The latest technology in CCTV and remote surveillance monitoring can help prevent armed robberies, burglaries, and vandalism. It can also eliminate vendor theft and false liability claims. And with 24 hour surveillance, you’ll not only get an advanced warning when something is awry, but you’ll also have peace of mind that you‘re protected. 

Don’t Take Chances

When it comes to the safety of your building, your staff, and your inventory, nothing protects you better than a remote surveillance system. When it comes to employee productivity, a surveillance system is a great project management tool. Instead of taking a chance on loss, take a chance on success by keeping your eyes on your building at all times.

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