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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

Vandal Proofing Your Security Camera Security camera systems in Chico, CA can do great justice in capturing crucial images that can be used to improve premise safety as well as restrain unauthorized persons from having entry to certain locations of a premise. However, for security...
Tips On How To Design A Robust Security Solution For Your Business Implementing a robust security solution for your Chico, CA business is one of the smart investment decisions you can make. You will protect your business and employees from the harm of potential thefts, and also ensure that fire incidences,...
How to Protect Your Business from Theft Whether you are opening the doors on a brand new startup or shepherding a business that has been around for decades in Chico, CA, you need to take the physical and data security of the operation seriously. The threats have ...
Educational Facilities Video Security - Privacy vs. Security School administrators in Chico, CA are having a hard time monitoring their premises. As the direct responsibility of a child's safety falls on the school, a number of schools are installing cutting edge security cameras within their school...
The Importance of Security Video Playback The performance of any security surveillance system in Chico, CA depends on the functionality of its components. Many times, it may not be possible to monitor the security of a premise on a real time basis. Premise owners may resort ...
The Benefits of Moving From Analog to IP Video Surveillance Systems Image Resolution
IP video surveillance cameras in Chico, CA represent a tectonic shift in technology as all analog video cameras run along the NTSC analog video standards, developed way back in the 1950's. The main difference in image quality arises...
Top 6 Ways To Maintain a Safe and Secure Home Automation System Home automation in Chico, CA is a great technological breakthrough in home security. With this system, you can remotely access, monitor and change setting of home devices from a web portal or mobile app. You can easily control door locks, ...
6 Advantages of Digital Surveillance If you want to protect your building in Chico, CA, assets and employees, a digital video surveillance at your facility is a definite must-have. A digital video surveillance system consists of an appliance that enables embedded image capturing...
Lower Retail Theft Crimes By Simply Installing PVMs It is somehow not uncommon to read of incidences of retailers in Chico, CA falling victims to organized retail theft crimes. In fact, data from the National Retail Federation reported that close to 90% of retailers across the United States...
4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Home and Family Keeping your home and family protected in Chico, CA has never been more challenging - or more important. Whether it is the burglar who robs your house while you are enjoying a great vacation or the mugger who decides to ...
Benefits of Connecting Your Security Cameras to Your Smartphone With the advancement in technology, security in Chico, CA is one of the areas that have been impacted significantly by the technology. From having some to man the entrance to installing surveillance cameras, our homes and businesses are...
The Best Places to Install Security Cameras in Your Home The level of security you can enjoy at your home in Chico, CA depends on how you strategically place your security cameras. It is preferable that anybody who is new to a home shouldn't even have an idea that a ...
Can Wireless Cameras Best Serve Your Security Interests? Wireless cameras are increasingly gaining popularity in Chico, CA for security surveillance because they are seemingly affordable, can be powered through reliable connections and also significantly reduce undesirable instances of eavesdropping....
Misconceptions Commonly Linked With Low Light Surveillance In some situations, normal security cameras in Chico, CA cannot capture a clear and sharp footage. For instance, a security camera that requires a well-lit environment cannot be effective when recording outside a building at night. In normal...
The Best Locations for Installing Security Camera Systems in the Office Security cameras should be installed in Chico, CA offices to ensure that employees are properly held accountable regarding their conduct. Most importantly, security cameras can be of huge help in instances when the need may arise to identify...
Tips To Improve Fisheye Cameras Surveillance Performance The fisheye camera is a great choice for security surveillance in Chico, CA but you must install them properly. When placed and configured properly, these cameras will ensure comprehensive coverage of your Chico business, home or office. In this...
Top 5 Security Camera System Features It is indisputable that video security technology in Chico, CA has changed drastically and improved over the last two decades. One thing has been changed significantly are the features. If you are going for a security camera shopping today, the ...
Improving Surveillance with License Plate Recognition License Plate Recognition (LPR) is one of the perfect ways of screening incoming and outgoing traffic in your Chico, CA company. A few years ago, license plate recognition was regarded as a highly advanced security tool only used by law ...
Large Format High Definition Flatscreen Monitors May Not Be the Best for Security Monitoring Before you go out and buy one of those impressive 42" high definition monitors so your Chico CA customers know you have a first class security system monitoring your Chico premises, think again. Large format HD monitors are able to ...
Wide Dynamic Range Feature in Security Cameras Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) is a feature that has been heavily employed in the Chico, CA video surveillance industry, and its main work is to boost resolutions of images recorded by security cameras. WDR can be explained as the camera's ...
How Many Home Security Cameras Does Your Home Need? Security cameras play a vital role in your Chico, CA home. They help to deter would-be criminals from breaking into your home. They can also provide convictable evidence that can be used in court. To get the most out of ...
7 Things About Obtaining Admissible Video Surveillance Footage You Need to Know Video surveillance systems have been used in the court of law for successful prosecution or dismissals in cases in Chico for many years. It is a vital tool for prosecutors and defense attorneys in Chico, CA alike, but not all ...
Correct and Incorrect Usage of Dummy Security Cameras Most organizations in Chico, CA prefer cutting down expenses wherever it is possible, but cutting security budget is something everyone must avoid. Some companies use fake or dummy security camera in order to reduce cost, but it is not an ...
Top 5 Reasons Why You Need an IP Camera System The importantance of security cameras in Chico, CA can be under emphasized. You need to make sure that the security system is in the best condition possible. Updating your system in regard to the current advancement in technology is important. ...
How to Protect Your Outdoor Security Cameras From Lightning The popularity of CCTV ( Closed Circuit Television Systems ) and outdoor security cameras in Chico, CA is on a sporadic rise. This combination has proven to more effective in deterring petty theft, employee pilfering, vandalism or even burglary than...
5 Tips for Getting the Best Deal Out Of Your Security System A good security system in Chico, CA makes all the difference between a good night's sleep and a restless one. How many people understand how to optimize their surveillance system entirely? Only setting the system up is not enough. You ...
3 Uncommon Uses for Security Cameras Of course security systems are installed to protect your home in Chico, CA, property, and family. But, on the lighter side of things, there are a number of alternative methods in which you can put security cameras to use, in ...
Top 5 Benefits of Installing Security Cameras in Your Business Video surveillance is vital to any modern business in Chico, CA. They help to make the business environment a safer place to work, while still protecting against burglaries and outside break-ins. Cameras monitor suspicious activities, stop...
Home Security Cameras: Necessity or Luxury in a Home Protection System? Home protection systems in Chico, CA range from a simple deadbolt to an around-the-clock video surveillance system. Not every system comes with home security cameras. Different families have different needs and will make different buying decisions...
Which Camera Is Right For You? The options when it comes to video surveillance systems in Chico, CA are wider and more varied than ever before. It was not so very long ago when security cameras were big, bulky items that were either easily spotted in ...

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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
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