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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

Why DIY Security Systems For Your Small Business Is A Bad Idea Businesses and the rest of the US are affected by various crimes, such as employee theft lost. It has also been discovered that 95% of employees steal from their employees, based on a 2013 anonymous survey of 50 retail and...
5 Mistakes That Put the Security of Your Home at Risk The home security options we choose are important. Home security isn't something you can just jump into without doing some research and determining exactly what it is your property, and home need to be safe and protected.
So, today, we ...
Employ These Strategies At Your Venue To Keep Attendees Safe Some host concerts by musicians or bands. Others are excellent for holding political rallies and events. The places are also good for live comedy and art shows. Regardless of what is happening at the venues, owners of the establishments must ...
Commercial Burglary Is A Bigger Risk Than Ever For people that live and work 2020 has brought about a lot of significant changes, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most common readjustments is the idea of people working from home as this type of guidance ...
Protect Your Property And Family With These Security Tips People buy houses in safe and inviting neighborhoods whenever possible. They are in areas with nice public parks, low crime rates, and excellent school districts. These properties give the purchasers peace of mind. They like knowing that they have...
Are You Ready To Hit The Slopes This Winter? Yes, COVID-19 remains troublesome in the United States today. The novel coronavirus has hit other countries hard as well. Regardless if there is a healthcare crisis or not, many Americans are tired of being stuck inside their homes. With wintertime...
Pharmacies & Medical Facilities Are At High Risk Many people are more concerned about their health than ever before. It's no mystery why, as the COVID-19 pandemic is a genuine threat, being a virus that no one is immune to. The pandemic concerns are so large that work ...
Why Are Retailers Turning to a Hybrid Cloud Model? From employee theft, shoplifting and break-ins, to identity theft and inventory loss, retailers require a video security system that can record and store video evidence – without risk of it being tampered with or stolen. Learn why retailers...
4 Elements Of Good Commercial Security If you own a home or a business then security is always going to be a significant concern. With 60% of burglaries occurring during the daytime, homeowners have cause for concern if they’re away during the day for work, while ...
The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Install A Security System In Your Apartment Complex Whether it is a home or an apartment, the bottom line is that everyone wants to feel safe, secure and content in their home. If you are the owner of a multi unit housing complex or an apartment building, your ...
4 Things To Think About For Commercial Security It’s no wonder that many businesses are now concerned about security. The COVID-19 pandemic has emptied a lot of commercial spaces. One reason for this is health and safety measures. Some businesses that can feasibly do so protect their...
What To Know About Security Guards Before You Hire Them Are you managing a property? Whether it’s a residential or a commercial one, property management goes beyond the cleanliness of the facilities. It’s also about making everyone on the property secure and safe. With that, aside from having...
Could This Be The Holiday Season Where Crooks Target Your Home? The safety and sanctity of the home have always been important. But now, in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, its safety and has taken on new relevance. More people are now following Work From Home guidance, which can sometimes ...
How To Secure Your Doors & Windows The safety and sanctity of the home has always been important. But now, in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, its safety and has taken on new relevance. More people are now following Work From Home guidance, which can sometimes ...
4 Ways To Improve COVID-19 Retail Security Unfortunately, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world has dramatically changed life everywhere. It's meant some significant changes for many businesses, including retail ones. However, as life slowly transitions into a new kind of...
The Three Types Of Security It’s not unusual for people and businesses to be worried about personal safety and, of course, health. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the notion that no one is safe from the virus regardless of position. As a result, many ...
How To Keep Your Event Secure And Safe If you’re hosting an event, aside from the decorations, food, and entertainment, the safety of the venue is important as well. That’s why you need to have proper security measures in place, whether they involve a system or people on ...
Where To Hide Your Hidden Home Security Cameras Visible security cameras are a powerful deterrent to criminals. When they see a security camera, they know their risk of getting caught just went up exponentially. So oftentimes, they will skip over your house and look for one without a ...
Some of the Top-Targeted Items in Home Burglaries To better protect our homes, it is important to be aware of what we have and what a burglar may be targeting when they zero in on our home and property. Knowing this information can better prepare us as we ...
Upping Your Home Security During the Holidays With the holidays approaching, we want to do everything in our power as homeowners to ensure that our property is well protected when we are there and when we are away. For this reason, you may consider upping your home ...
Are Surveillance Cameras A Good Fit For Your Business? Modern business owners have all kinds of things to worry about. For starters, they must implement new rules and strategies to protect customers and employees from COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has people scared, and rightfully so. After all, it is...
Do You Need Patrolled Units On Your Property? Patrolled units—you have seen them rolling down the streets, and they look intimidating to many. Uniformed patrol officers carry an air of authority around them that makes them an effective crime deterrent. This is why a lot of people,...
Ways To Make Apartment Complexes Safe For Everyone To Enjoy Some people invest in properties with multiple units to rent them out to tenants. The endeavors allow landlords to have steady money coming in each month, which they can use to upgrade complexes, pay taxes, or handle other bills. They ...
Alibi Cloud VS Success Story - Residential Police Officer Learn how one busy police officer looked to Alibi Cloud VS for an off-premise security solution, and how it provided him with greater cost-savings and security than a traditional system could offer. 
The Client 
Five years ago, Ronald, a...
Don't Let A Grinch Steal Your Christmas Without Putting Up A Fight 2020 has been a wild roller coaster ride with plenty of ups and downs. For the most part, bad things have far outweighed the good, but on the plus side, the holidays are right around the corner. Sure, family gatherings ...
Four Most Popular Types Of Residential Alarm Systems That Can Protect Your Home When it comes to protecting your home, there is nothing more effective than an alarm system. An alarm system can alert you to when there is suspicious activity on your property so you can contact law enforcement and get your ...
Keeping Your Retail Store Safe From Vandalism And Break-Ins  
Starting your own business is an investment, and it is one that means a great deal to many across the United States. Those with their own businesses know how important it is to keep their establishments protected. Vandalism and ...
Security Tips For Safeguarding Your Restaurant American restaurants are going through unprecedented times during this Covid-19 crisis across the United States. Even those are struggling, and navigating new waters when it comes to reopening their dining areas, catering to outdoor seating,...

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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