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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

Cybersecurity Threats In Remote Work Environments While CA companies and employees alike are excited about the shift to remote work, so are cyber attackers. A shift to remote work means employees will operate outside of the protection of the company’s IT security. In a remote work ...
4 Ways to Make Schools Safer With Cloud Surveillance As school campuses around the country remain closed and prepare for virtual instruction, there’s a greater need than ever for schools to remotely monitor and secure their school campuses. From break-ins to natural disasters, this blog post...
Alibi Cloud VS Customer Success Stories DayGlo DayGlo’s multi-site business was growing. But, with that growth came new security challenges. Recent trespasser activity and acts of vandalism pushed management to find a reliable, 24/7 surveillance system that would meet their demands of...
Alibi Security Cloud Success Stories Sights Sounds and Speed The owners of a popular West Virginia mechanic shop needed to protect their business with high-resolution video, advanced analytics, and secure storage. Between expensive unattended vehicles and a home-based business, they needed more than the...
Considerations To Keep In Mind While Pricing A Home Security System A home security system is a beneficial investment. It helps protect your Chico property from burglary, fire, home intrusions, and other environmental disasters. It also ensures that you and your family are safe all year round. However, some may be...
Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Caused an Accelerated Push for the Cloud? 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 A Home Security System Can Benefit You And Your Loved Ones As of late, COVID-19 has taken the United States by storm. Chico residents are not immune to symptoms brought on by the novel coronavirus. Although this story is not going away anytime soon, the time has come to discuss various ...
Security Camera Systems And Strong Summer Storms Throughout CA, thunderstorms get stronger and occur more frequently in the summer months. You may count on your security camera system to keep your home in Chico, CA safe by deterring crime and capturing evidence, but it may protect your ...
5 Ways To Have A More Secure Home Life has changed a lot for people living in CA thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing that hasn’t changed is a crime. Assault, violence, and theft occur even when people spend more time at home.
This is a ...
4 Ways To Have A More Secure Home Every homeowner in Chico, CA is facing some extraordinary circumstances today. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, but unfortunately, it is the USA that is the worst-hit country on the planet.
For many living in Chico, CA, this ...
How To Pick The Right Surveillance Camera For Your Home Security When you begin researching home security cameras, you’ll quickly learn there are thousands of options on the market. Each type of home security camera uses different technology, offers unique features, and requires a specific kind of...
3 Effective Ways You Can Secure Your Property’s Windows Protecting your Chico home from unwanted visitors always starts with securing all entry points. When potential entrances are either under surveillance or fortified to prevent break-ins, burglars will be less enthusiastic to try invading your...
The Best Places To Install Home Security Cameras If you are looking for security cameras or have already bought some, then you are aware of how they can help ensure the safety of your home and your family. Through the years, many homeowners have realized how important it ...
Protecting Your Home While You’re On Vacation If you’re about to go on a vacation with the whole family, it’s important to keep your home’s security in mind while you’re away. When you leave your CA house dark and unkempt for a long time, that’s usually when ...
Home Security System Should You DIY Or Hire Professionals? Home security systems continuously evolve as time goes by. From simple locks to technology-driven equipment, homeowners now have more options. 

Finding the best home security system requires you to consider various factors, including your...
Invest In These Home Security Options If The Second Round Of COVID-19 Stimulus Goes Through It is still too early to tell, but there are indications that Americans could receive more stimulus payments to combat financial difficulties brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump recently announced that he wants citizens to...
Make The World Feel Less Dangerous And Scary With These Home Security Ideas There is plenty of good in the modern world, but let's face it; there is plenty of bad too. News outlets, including those right here in Chico, always seem to be covering stories about home invasions that lead to shootings, ...
Preventing Home Invasions this Summer Tips and Tricks Summer is the time of the year where many Chico families find themselves spending more time outdoors than indoors. It is also the time of the year that is often regarded as a home burglary season because many people are ...
Ways Supermarkets Can Benefit From Having Security Cameras There are plenty of supermarkets right here in Chico. Some of them are big, while others are small. Consumers can pick and choose among them when they need to purchase necessities. Therefore, owners of the establishments must think outside of ...
Home Basics How To Properly Secure Your Home's Entrances Keeping your Chico house properly secured requires a deep understanding of your property, the people who live there, and all vulnerable points that burglars may attempt to exploit. Entrance points are probably the most notable susceptible areas you...
3 Reasons Why Deploying a Hybrid Cloud Model is the Best Thing You Can Do... Adding cloud cameras to your existing on-premise security system can provide redundant video coverage, with guaranteed storage in the cloud. This ensures you will always have access to footage whenever you need it and reduces the possibility of...
Safeguarding the Home for the Elderly Aging in place is something that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to do. However, for this to happen, certain safeguards in a Chico home need to be put into place to help prevent any ...
4 Reasons Daycare Facilities Need Cloud Surveillance Cloud video surveillance offers the daycare industry a simple way to improve its security, liability, and compliance challenges with an ultra-secure off-premise solution.  This can lead to stronger teams, simpler security operations, and more...
How To Keep Your Healthcare Facility Safe With Robust Security Hospitals in Chico are busy places with people in and out at all hours of the day and night. Add to that traffic are also many different types of people which leads to serious issues with security. 75% of workplace ...
School Security Upgrades Ahead Of School Reopenings Many schools in CA and the rest of the country are finalizing their plans for welcoming students back after being closed for several months due to COVID-19. While the members of school staff work hard to ensure the health and ...
4 Advantages of Cloud Surveillance For Your Healthcare Organization Healthcare facilities face significant security challenges that aren't always met with an on-premise system. From protecting patient medical records/confidentiality to overseeing employee activity and patient care, Cloud Video Surveillance offers a...
Security Cameras Help You To Feel Better In Your Home Americans are seriously stressed out. Whether in Chico, CA or anywhere in the United States, individuals are feeling the pressure from their jobs, their families, and their broad range of life obligations. When they come home, they should have a...
Motion Sensor Lights Are A Must For Late Summer Security While summer days might be long and bright in Chico, CA during June and July, the same can’t usually be said by August. You will notice that around midway through August, the days start becoming shorter, and they will continue ...
3 Ways Surveillance Cameras Can Be Of Use In A Business Setting Businesses, including the ones in Chico have all sorts of things on their plates today. For one, proprietors are having to alter practices and employ new strategies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also the problems that plagued...
Getting Your Home Security In Check Before Fall While summer might be in full swing in CA, fall will be here before we know it. As we approach these dog days of summer, it’s important to consider the upcoming season and how it presents unique security concerns. If ...

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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