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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 The Professionals Have to Say About Hidden Cameras When you have a surveillance security system in Chico CA, people notice the cameras right away and are aware they are being monitored. However, with a hidden camera, you can have the benefits of monitoring people without their knowledge. Even ...
The Smart City Movement and Security Governments have begun to integrate data and technology in an attempt to bolster efficiency and response for citizens in Chico CA and other cities throughout the country. The Smart City movement is about enhancing these processes and improving these...
Easy Ways To Secure Your Business Properly Business is about two main things – generating revenue, and controlling expense. You need to be able to earn more than you spend in a given period or else your business will be destined to fail. But one thing that ...
When to Utilize a High-Security Door Lock When you have a home or business in Chico, CA, you want to do everything in your power to protect your property. While having a traditional lock and key can provide you with some base level security for your property, ...
Business Security And Monitoring Your Property When it comes to modern business operations, few things are as obvious as the fact that a company operating today will face numerous threats from a variety of sources. As such, it’s important that you keep an eye on your ...
Ask Yourself These 4 Questions When Building Your Smart Home Ecosystem When you integrate all of the connected devices in your Chico home, you have the ability to create a smart home ecosystem. A smart home allows you to control everything, from lights to security systems, through a single app or ...
A Closer Look At Fingerprint Scanners The future is here, at least where various things are concerned. And one area that the modern world has finally caught up to sci-fi movies is in security systems. Fingerprint scanners, for example, are now more common in Chico, CA ...
The Benefits Of Outdoor Security Cameras And Things To Consider When installing security cameras, it’s critical that you evaluate areas of vulnerability both inside and outside your Chico, CA home or business. Unfortunately, property owners tend to neglect outdoor cameras. Outdoor cameras are a vital part...
Creating A Secure Sunday School Environment Sunday school is an environment for enrichment, not endangerment. A safe and secure place is a must for Sunday school, making a security system an important investment for any school building. It’s the task of staff to ensure student safety,...
What is Card Cloning and Why Should We Care? No security system is completely perfect.  Security companies can use modern technology to come up with high-tech access control and alarm systems, but others who want to break into small companies, major corporations, and even government...
Keep Your Smart Home Safe With These Tips You don't have to be technologically knowledgeable or savvy to take advantage of smart home systems in Chico, CA. Mobile setups and other resources are being integrated into these systems, and you have a helping hand throughout each step of ...
Tips To Stop Thieves From Tampering with Security Cameras Surveillance systems are an integral part of giving yourself peace of mind and making sure that you and your loved ones are safe and protected throughout the year. But while the right security cameras are a key part of keeping ...
Evolving Security to Fit with the Internet of Things Perhaps you have heard the phrase the Internet of Things-do you know what this means? It is the network of devices like electronics, sensors, and others that allow things to connect, interact, and exchange data. We hear a lot about ...
Do You Have Sufficient Business Security In Place? When you’re in charge of a business, there are numerous elements that you’ll need to keep up with. One that is easy to overlook is your security, and it’s vital that when you’re overseeing a Chico business that you make ...
Security Solutions to Protect Your Business If you are a business owner in Chico CA, then you are very aware of how time-consuming and challenging running your own business can be. With all the different aspects of the business to contend with, some areas may fall ...
Daycare Security Is A Smart Investment If you run a daycare or other childcare facility in Chico, CA, you are probably already aware of the heavy responsibility you bear. Children are, in one sense, one of the most important investments that any human being can make, ...
Investing In A Smarter Security Gate According to the American Bureau of Justice, right around 3.7 million homes get burglarized in the United States each year. In most cases, criminals make their way into a home using the front door. Knowing that breaking into a window ...
5 Reasons Burglars Choose A House A lot of burglars are desperate and opportunistic.  They spot someone leaving a house, they take a risk and smash a window to get in, and they grab whatever looks valuable before running as fast as they can.  However, other ...
Why Condo Owners Need A Security System Those who live in a Chico, CA condo often feel as though they’re safe and protected from harm. After all, most condos have some kind of security measures in place such as cameras and even a guard. But the fact ...
Why Use A Waterproof Security Camera? Security for the home or business in Chico, CA is always going to be a concern for prudent property owners. When you work hard, and own a home and/or business, you want to make sure that your investment is safe, ...
The Top Three Biggest Security Threats To Financial Institutions Financial institutions will always be a top target for criminal activity. Anywhere there are large sums of money will attract a variety of criminals. So for the most part, financial institutions like banks, credit unions, and savings and loans...
Fingerprint Scanners Are The Security Of The Future When securing your Chico, CA home or business, it’s critical that you use the latest technology to do so. Using outdated technology could leave your family and your employees vulnerable. A state-of-the-art security system should help keep you...
What To Do When Your Doorbell Camera Captures Something Suspicious Doorbell cameras have become popular in recent years. They are great at catching people in the act of theft or vandalism. They can increase home security not only for the homeowner, but for the community as well.
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Easy Ways To Protect Your Pets While They Are At Home When people aren’t at their home, it’s difficult for them to relax without knowing for sure that their property is protected. And in addition to personal property is the fact that many Chico homeowners own pets as well. And when ...
Protect Your Business With The Right Surveillance System In this day and age, business owners in Chico CA more than ever must go above and beyond to protect their assets. A video surveillance system cannot stop crimes like shoplifting or burglary from taking place, but they can limit ...
Shut Down Your Teens House Party Before It Begins When your teenager has an unauthorized, unsupervised party, it can easily turn into a disaster. This is especially true when a large group mixes with alcohol and drugs. Opening the door to a teen party opens the door for accidents, ...
3 of the Most Common Robbery Locations It is said that a robbery occurs every thirteen seconds which is not something we really want to have to think about, but it happens in Chico, CA. That is one of the reasons we need security in place for ...
Active Surveillance Is An Effective Way To Prevent Apartment Car Theft Car thieves will often target apartment parking lots and garages in and around Chico, CA when they’re looking for something to steal.  With so many people coming and going they don’t look suspicious, and since there are so many in...
Some Ins And Outs Of Outdoor Security Cameras Surveillance cameras play a vital role in securing the perimeter of homes, offices, schools, and more. In many instances, they are a property owner's first line of defense against thieves, vandals, and trespassers. The devices help employees,...
4 Ways To Protect Your Security Cameras Security cameras are an important part of an integrated security system.  While they can’t prevent a crime from happening, they can deter potential criminals from acting by letting them know someone’s watching and they can record...

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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