Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Caused an Accelerated Push for the Cloud?

July 10th, 2020

As the economy recovers and many employers plan for a more remote-friendly future, experts say this pivotal turn could accelerate a shift to cloud services for employers of every industry. This blog post will examine cloud surveillance benefits, and how it will become a crucial tool as we move past the pandemic and into our ‘new normal.’ 

Benefits of Cloud Surveillance

As the coronavirus forces employers to conduct interoffice communication and business operations remotely, Cloud surveillance, which provides a secure way to store video footage in an off-site location, offers another layer of agility that an on-premise infrastructure cannot provide by quickly scale up flexibility, security, and scalability around decentralized employees. Assuming that more employees will continue to conduct business from home, cloud surveillance offers many benefits to every industry:

  •   No on-site hardware to manage. Cloud surveillance removes the up-front costs found with a traditional system and reoccurring maintenance fees and software updates. With cloud surveillance, everything is handled remotely and automatically. 
  •   Centralized management. Ideal for both single and multiple-location businesses, cloud surveillance allows you to manage an unlimited number of cloud-enabled cameras, from any number of locations. Cloud surveillance presents a more straightforward way to oversee and view live or recorded footage – all conducted from one single interface.
  •   On-demand scalability. Cloud surveillance provides the ultimate flexibility to grow your security system as your business grows. Pay for what you need, when you need it and nothing more. Adding two locations next month? Add cameras and grant new users unique permissions. Are you closing a store? Disable cameras with the click of your mouse.

Hybrid Cloud Surveillance– Best of Both Worlds

Adding a few cloud-enabled cameras to your most critical areas is a powerful, cost-effective way to enhance your on-premise system's security without committing to a total system upgrade or overhaul. Cloud VS makes it simple, giving your clients immediate, 24/7 secure storage for valuable footage they can't afford to lose.

Additional cloud benefits include:

Reliable performance - offering uninterrupted, high-speed cloud technology providing total and continuous coverage for all connected devices

Ultra-secure, triple-redundancy - all video footage is stored at an off-site, tier-4 U.S. based location - with the same level of security major financial institutions use to store your banking information

Scalability - to add additional cameras, users, and locations as your security needs change, and your business grows, so you only pay for what you need - when you need it!

The hybrid cloud model is ideal for:

  •   schools/universities
  •   restaurants/bars
  •   multi-location retail
  •   hotels
  •   churches
  •   construction sites
  •   wedding venues
  •   daycare centers

About Cloud VS

As the coronavirus presents a ‘new normal’ for businesses everywhere, Alibi Cloud VS provides key benefits for a more secure surveillance solution, including 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations.

Speak with an expert by calling: 877-917-9057

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