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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

What Security Cameras Do For Your Small Business Starting your own small business in Chico, CA is a big part of the American dream for many. In the United States, we have a culture of opportunity, and those with big ideas can put their creativity into practice by ...
4 Dangers A Security System Can Protect Against When someone buys or upgrades their home security system, the number one thing they usually think about is stopping thieves. Security systems are definitely good at deterring and catching burglars and robbers, but an integrated system can also watch...
The Benefits of Home Security Systems With Remote Access Your Chico, CA home is probably one of your biggest investments. It is also where you and your family live. Basically, it protects you, your family, and your other assets. It is just fitting that you also do everything in ...
Deterrence Is The Best Part Of Security Systems If you have a home or business here in Chico, CA, one thing you may be concerned about is security. After all, if theft occurs at your home or your place of business, this has dire consequences for you, your ...
What Do You Know About US Burglary Statistics If your home has never been the target of a burglary, you can consider yourself lucky. Millions of homes are broken into each year, including those in the Chico, CA area. All too often, residents and business owners of Chico, ...
Aging in Place with Smart Home Technology Many people over the age of 65 choose to stay in their current home and community as they age. This is commonly known as aging in place. Many baby boomers want to remain independent and crave competition and physical activity. ...
Security Equipment to Improve the Value of Your Home There are already several ways you can improve the value of your Chico home. From hardwood flooring to an updated kitchen and bathroom, you can make a few changes and successfully increase the worth of the home.
Were you aware ...
Access Control Helps You To Keep In Control There is a lot involved with access control, and likely more than you think. If you’ve opted out of investing in access control security systems in the past, thinking that that level of security isn’t really necessary in your business,...
What Could You Get Out Of Access Control Access control is something that many of Chico, CA think is just reserved to large businesses and commercial complexes. While access control is important in these and other applications, it also has it’s place with Chico, CA businesses as...
Simple Steps Any Homeowner Can Take To Create A Safer Home Creating a safe home is something that most Chico, CA home owners are concerned with to some extent. Afterall, your home should be you and your family’s safe haven after a long day. It’s where you store all of your ...
How To Protect Emergency Rooms with Hospital Security Did you know that approximately 89 percent of hospitals reported at least one incident of workplace violence over a 12-month period? Hospitals are supposed to be a safe place for both patients and employees because they are a place of ...
The Top 4 Important Benefits of Security Camera Systems Not so long ago, security camera systems were considered as a necessity only in commercial establishments. Back then, it seemed that having security cameras in a home was too drastic an impractical.
True enough, installing security camera systems a...
Using Smart Home Technology to Monitor Your Teens With the internet, teens these days are more connected to the outside world and with this connection also comes the risks that are associated with the internet and social media. Many of these risks ultimately threaten the safety and security ...
Security Tips for Open Campus Schools Many high schools throughout the United States have adopted an open campus policy. This means that students are allowed to leave the campus during their lunch or free periods.
There are many benefits, and drawbacks to this kind of policy, ...
The Unique And Effective Ways To Deter Porch Pirates Porch pirating has become a major issue as online shopping has grown to be commonplace in the last decade. A massive 11 million homeowners all across the United States admit to having at least 1 package stolen from their homes ...
How Strong Is Your Strategy For Crime Prevention A National Retail Security Survey carried out in 2017 yielded some surprising results for retail establishments. What it found was that over 35% of total inventory shrink could be attributed to shoplifting, showing how important it is for...
Protect Your Home When It's For Sale With These Safety Tips Chico homeowners choose to sell their properties for lots of different reasons. For instance, perhaps the person obtained a new position with a company on the other side of the country. As such, they have to relocate to fulfill their ...
The Importance Of A Home Security System Some people think that having a home security system is an unnecessary expense. Given that the FBI has reported a continuous decline in the number of crimes, including property crimes, some may think that this belief is reasonable. However, the...
Why Security Is Necessary In Today s Beauty Salons Beauty salons should be places where people of Chico, CA go to relax, revive, and feel refreshed when they walk out of the door. These businesses are often their owners’ biggest investment, and they work hard to please each client ...
Traditionally or DIY Home Security Which To Choose More and more people are turning to DIY projects when it comes to improving their home security. It is an alternative that often proves to be a more affordable and convenient option for many homeowners.
However, before you decide to ...
Daycare Surveillance in Your Community As a parent, you want to feel safe and secure when you drop your child off at daycare. You don't want to feel any apprehension when leaving them, so you want to make sure that the daycare you use is ...
If Your Security System Is Old Consider An Upgrade Security for a home or business in Chico, CA can be an essential piece of defense in protecting property. A good security system can foil crimes from running too long, help investigators track down criminals through surveillance evidence or even...
Is A Professional Home Security System Worth It Perhaps you feel as though you live in a neighborhood you don’t need to worry about, and you’ve never had a problem in Chico, CA. The truth of the matter is that there is no home safe from the potential ...
The Types of Security Systems for Your Home or Business Whether we like it or not, we now live in a world where criminal activities have become more prevalent. Every day, when you look at your social media feeds and watch the TV, you will see posts and news about ...
Things to Consider When Selecting a Security System Technology has evolved in many ways over the years. Nowadays, we are faced with complicated technological advancements and products. In many ways, these advancements offer benefits. For one, manufacturing technologies have made some products and...
4 Devices That Help Deter Burglars Just like with health and home maintenance, the best kind of cure for home break-ins is prevention. In other words, it’s always more useful to prevent a burglary than it is to catch the burglar. That’s why so many security ...
Protection For Your Car and Your Home Do you know how easy it can be to break into a home’s garage? For those who have attached garages on their home, this could mean it’s that much easier to enter the main house as well. It only takes ...
What Can My Security Footage Be Used For It’s well known that your Chico, CA security system works to keep your home or business safe. Security cameras record footage you can use to scare away criminals, but what else could your footage be used for? For business and ...
Using Your Home Security Camera Footage To Provide Evidence Of A Crime When a security camera catches a criminal in the act, your footage is doing its job. Your security camera can be used to provide evidence and craft police reports, ensuring that culprits are caught if you become a victim of ...
Which Business Alarm Works Best For Your Company Modern security systems can come with all kinds of different features. You can choose from several camera brands and options, get an electronic lock that works with keycards, codes, or biometrics, and choose several sensor types that can trigger an...

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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