Can Wireless Cameras Best Serve Your Security Interests?

May 12th, 2021

Wireless cameras are increasingly gaining popularity in Chico, CA for security surveillance because they are seemingly affordable, can be powered through reliable connections and also significantly reduce undesirable instances of eavesdropping. Surveillance cameras need to have some reliability and that is an aspect that can be easily seen in wireless security cameras. Besides, since they can be powered where they are installed, that ensures that they are ever operational and can also be backed using batteries or generators. However, certain situations in Chico, CA may not ideally fit wireless security surveillance cameras. That means thoughtful considerations must be taken into account before adopting wireless cameras for security monitoring since any mistake can gravely cost a premise. Wireless security cameras best fit situations where they can be mounted to cover wide areas, suitable examples being billboards and light posts monitoring.

For business owners in Chico, CA who would wish to greatly minimize the cost of security camera installation, wireless cameras may be discouraged since they come at a hefty price. Wireless cameras do cost more than the wired ones because a lot of work is done to eliminate the wire connections. Since many components are often done away, wireless cameras tend to show poor performance when vital components are removed to have the convenience of wireless camera connection. Many wireless cameras are made from substandard parts, and that adversely affects the quality of images recorded by such cameras. That means that persons who opt for wireless cameras tend to pay a lot of cash only to have poor camera performance in return.

Most wireless security cameras have in-built networking adapters working at 2.4 GHz frequency to have a connection to wireless networks. The 2.4 GHz frequency is the same as the one used in phones, Wi-Fi networks, toys and other consumer internet-enabled devices. The frequency can interfere with other devices operating at a similar frequency, and that can lead to poor image streaming from wireless security cameras. Low image streaming quality will directly mean lots of hassles, and that is an unfortunate moment for Chico business owners who would wish to enjoy the convenience.

For business owners who insist on installing wireless camera systems in Chico, CA, the best alternative would be to consider hybrid security camera installations. The hybrid cameras utilize the strengths observed in wire connected cameras and deliver a robust and well-planned camera system that can be relied upon most of the times. Hybrid cameras are known for their high-quality image recording capability, faster transmission speed and a robust security layer which often turns to be reasonably safe.

Hacking is an issue of concern for any wireless and internet-connected device. Without proper security layers, wireless security cameras can be hacked, and such mishaps can bring an inconvenience such as image data compromise. Premise security is a factor that shouldn't be left to even the slightest of chance. Again, you shouldn't pour a lot of your financial resources only to have a mediocre functioning wireless security camera. Final thoughts - you can restrict the use of wireless cameras to just a few locations. However, for convenience, wired security cameras deliver power performance and reliability for any security system in Chico, CA.

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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."

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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