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Whether you're looking to install a simple security camera system at your home, or you're investing in an integrated video surveillance and access control solution for your business, you need to find reliable technology and a security service provider in Chico, CA that you can trust. Crime Free Living is committed to your satisfaction, period. In fact, much of our business comes from our customer referrals. But don't take our word for it... see what our customers say below.



Crime Free Living Reviews

How Secure Is Your New Home Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, especially when it’s your first home. The year 2020 is slated to be a huge one for first-time homebuyers, including those in the Chico, CA region. There are a lot of ...
Protect Your Haunted House From The Real Horrors Of The Season With that telltale fall crispness creeping into the air, it’s just about time for spooky season to start. For haunted house owners, your business should be providing the scares, not experiencing them. Like any business, you’re putting...
Choosing The Best Security Camera For Your Business When it comes to security cameras, it does not matter if you are a mom and pop store or a mega-corporation, you want to get the camera that works best for your needs. There is much closed-circuit television (CCTV) to ...
Home Security Tips Preventing Garage Theft When we think about home security, most of us focus only on our Chico houses and forget the other buildings on our property like our garages. Garages are a common target for thieves because they contain valuable items like tools, ...
Improving Your Home Security During The Winter Season During the cold winter months in Chico, CA, your home should be your place of warmth, safety, and coziness. Without proper security, you could be leaving you, your home, and this very feeling at risk. We spend more time at ...
The Pros And Cons Of School Resource Officers School resource officers in Chico, CA, often SROs for short, are trained law enforcement agents that serve designated schools. These representatives are usually members of the local police department, state police, or county sheriff. They get paid...
Where Do You Plan To Place Your Home Security Cameras If you’ve considered investing in home security cameras in Chico, CA, you are certainly not alone. Security cameras for the home have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, with homeowners even finding new and unique...
Tips To Keep Your Home Safe This Holiday Season Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas will be here in two shakes of a lamb's tail. Many people have already started their shopping, but they will likely continue buying more presents up until the big day arrives. Hence, ...
Be Prepared If Burglars Are Running Amuck In Your Neighborhood It is not uncommon for some burglars to work alone. They act on opportunity and wait for things like unlocked doors or windows to present themselves before making a move. Then again, the thieves also remain on the lookout for ...
Keeping Your Kids Safe With Home Security If you are a Chico homeowner with a family, keeping them safe is a number one priority in your life. However, this can be challenging when you are working or away from home. Luckily, there are some things you can ...
Choosing Fire And Smoke Detectors for Your Business Businesses that suffer from fire damage may experience property loss, and across the country, that property loss accounted for millions of dollars. For a Chico small business just starting out, this can be devastating.
Even larger businesses suffer...
How Gunshot Detection Technology Can Keep Us Safe According to the Gun Violence Archive, since 2015 there have been more than 300 mass shootings every year across the United States. Add to that, according to the CDC, there is an average of 34,000 gun deaths every year and ...
The Many Uses Of A Hidden Camera Sure, the majority of people know all of the benefits associated with indoor/outdoor security cameras and alarm systems. However, not everyone understands the pros behind owning a hidden cam. The units can be useful for lots of different things. For...
Six Home Security Tips and Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe Every day in the CA, homes get invaded at the rate of every 11 seconds. Chances are, if you are not careful and aware, your Chico home could become one of those statistics. There is nothing more violating that the ...
Make Sure Your Business Is Protected Organizations, both big and small, have been relying on security systems to help them in many ways for generations now. Yet, there are still some Chico establishments that have not made the investment. There are loads of pros associated with...
Types Of Security Equipment That Can Benefit Homeowners People everywhere, including right here in Chico, go out of their way to ensure the people they care about are safe. For instance, many times, when a mom and dad are purchasing a car for their teenager, they spend hours ...
Keeping Your Business Secure This Winter Each season in Chico, CA comes with its own security concerns. During the summer months, you’re looking at longer days, kids out of school, and more general activity throughout the day. During the winter months, you may be looking at ...
4 Smart Home Devices That Keep Working While Youre On Vacation A lot can happen to your home in Chico, CA while you’re away.  Burglary is an obvious problem, but you can also face issues like leaky toilets, thieves who steal packages that arrive while you’re away, doors left ajar that ...
Protect Your Property From Liability This Winter Whether you’re the owner of a business or residential property in Chico, CA, liability is something to be concerned with. In the winter months, fraud is rampant in the United States, as those who wish to take advantage see plenty ...
Could Your Game Room Be A Little Safer? There are various types of game rooms all across the country, including right here in Chico. Some offer family-friendly environments where people can hang out and play pool. Meanwhile, others are more geared toward adults with slot machines and...
Tips To Help Residents Keep Burglars At Bay While the research often sends a person's mind for a loop, believe it or not, most burglaries happen in the summertime. It is not during the winter when persons have presents under the tree. Rather, the numbers usually start to ...
The Biggest Threats Facing Retail Businesses Today Being a business owner can be a freeing and exciting path to go down, but every business owner faces some risks. Chances are, your business is your biggest investment, so you’ll naturally prioritize keeping it protected. However, all too...
How to Handle the Tricks at Halloween Halloween is right around the corner, and this is the season that the tricks may be just as plentiful as the treats. There are several common Halloween pranks that remain popular over the years including toilet papering the home and ...
Is Your Home Secured For The Autumn As the temps drop, fall brings with it plenty of colorful leaves, comfortable weather, great food, and more. But, as most in the Chico area know, it also brings some security concerns that you’ll need to consider as well. If ...
Who Could That Possibly Be At Your Front Door A doorbell camera can prove to be an excellent tool for Chico homeowners. For starters, the device can be utilized to screen visitors. Opening the front door for just anyone could prove to be a recipe for disaster. Why? Well, ...
Improving Your Home Security with Outdoor Lighting A good way to boost your home security in Chico, CA is with the right outdoor lighting. It not only enhances your current home security setup, but it is also a good way to deter intruders, minimize the possibility of ...
Could Surveillance Cameras Be The Solution For Your Store's Shoplifting/Employee Theft Problems? Chico retailers have been attempting to nip shoplifting and employee theft in the bud for generations now. Unfortunately, their efforts don't always go according to plan, though. Research from AZ Central indicates that the retail industry loses as...
How to Stop Your Alarm from Beeping Did you get a new security system installed recently in Chico and you are still figuring things out? One of the most frustrating things is when the security alarm starts going off or beeping and you are unsure of how ...
Security Tips To Make Your Home A Little Safer This Holiday Season There is just something about hot weather that brings out the worst in people. Many, many, burglaries occur in the summer months and during the daytime. Why? Well, who knows about the temperature, but they usually use the hours between ...
Security Tips To Keep Your Retail Store Safe This Holiday Shopping Season The holiday season is a hectic season. 53% of shoppers this year plan to visit department stores or other brick and mortar retail establishments, and it’s high time for these businesses to gear up for the shopping season to really ...

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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."

Rich

"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."

Gloria

"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