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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

Ways For Empty Nesters To Feel Better About Their Child's Safety Even when Chico kiddos grow up and move out of their parents' home, the guardians still feel as if they need to protect them. After all, parenthood is a lifelong thing. It doesn't stop just because the child turns 18 ...
These Are The Benefits Of Installing A Home Security System Today’s home security systems work to keep burglars on the outside, but they also work to keep you informed of what’s happening inside. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors keep your family safe from harm. Surveillance cameras let you...
How Do Home Security Systems Prevent Crimes From Happening? A home security system can include access control systems like electronic locks, surveillance systems with exterior and interior cameras, and alarm systems that monitor things like doors, windows, smoke, and carbon monoxide levels.  These...
How to Avoid Home Security Disasters Movies often depict home security disasters like home invasions and often, we find this very entertaining and thrilling. We are on the edge of our seat as the bad guy makes his way into the home, and we yell at ...
Four Security Tips For Your Home And Office Whether you are at your Chico home relaxing with your family or at work knocking out a project, your safety is the highest priority. No matter where you spend your time, there are a few things you can do to ...
Think About Installing A Security System For These Reasons Regardless of who you are or where you live, a security system is almost a necessity these days. Even so, at times, owning the equipment can seem like a burden. The owner has to worry about arming/ disarming the unit, ...
Methods For Assuring Your Daughter Is Safe After Moving To The Big City It is not uncommon for the bright lights of the big city to call daughters. Often, they are cooped up in a small to medium-sized town, and all they want is to chase their dreams in a metropolis. These densely ...
Tips To Assist Women In Staying Safe While They Are Out And About Or At... Females are often victims of sexual assaults. That is not to say that men can't be or aren't, but this post is going to focus on women. Ladies don't want others to experience the events, but they also do not ...
Three Valuable Security Tips To Share With Your Children When They Move Out The time comes in every parent’s life when their children move out of the home. This can be pretty scary because you want to ensure they’ll be safe in their new home. One of the best things you can do ...
Protect Your Internet Router From Hackers When it comes to digital security, most of us lack the knowledge to prevent the possibility of some serious issues, such as loss of privacy, identity theft, and fraud. We are so careful with our computers due to the amount ...
Are Your Glass Windows And Doors At Risk? Glass windows and doors have a lot of aesthetic value for properties of Chico, CA. They let light into a space while making rooms appear larger or more spacious. However, these glass structures also present opportunity to vandals and burglars;...
Home Security Features Available To Consumers Today Technology has become better and better over the years. That has been excellent news for Chico consumers and the security industry. For example, in the past, homeowners were stuck with analog cameras. These units didn't always provide the best...
Keeping Crime Away From Your Property Have you ever taken the time to notice just how often you see home invasion or burglary in the news? Chances are, in the Chico, CA area, it’s quite a bit. Not only do these homeowners have to deal with ...
Advice To Make Your House A Safer Place To Live Safety and security are topics that people in Chico, CA take extremely seriously these days, and why wouldn't they? There are all sorts of things happening in the world today that leave folks feeling as if they have to keep ...
Why Your Children Should Have Wireless Home Security Home security is important for families with children for a variety of different reasons. Today, we will go over a few of those reasons and explain why your children should have access to a wireless home security system.

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Reduce The Frequency Of False Alarms To Save Time And Money You might be surprised to learn that police and fire departments around the country spend thousands of hours investigating false alarms. The police department in Chico, CA is busy enough investigating real crime, but whenever an alarm is raised,...
Learning About The Types Of Surveillance Systems If you’ve been considering a surveillance system for your Chico, CA property, you may find that there are many different products on the market today. Modern technology has improved surveillance system technology exponentially in recent years,...
Home Fire Safety Tips For Everyone October is National Fire Safety Month, which means it is right around the corner. Therefore, the time is right to start making sure your Chico house and household is prepared for one of the emergency situations. Flames and smoke can ...
Protecting Your Small Business For small business owners, your business is your biggest investment. This investment is one that should be kept protected, and the way to do that is with a smart security strategy. Security technology is more accessible, affordable, and effective...
Protecting Your Home from the Inside Out with an Alarm System Alarm systems and security cameras do a good job of protecting both the inside and outside of your home. Smoke detectors on the inside of your Chico home are also another way you can raise the safety and protection of ...
Things To Think About When Purchasing Your Young Adult A Home Monitoring System Eventually, the time will come when a Chico person's son or daughter chooses to leave the nest. Some parents look forward to the day. They feel like it leaves them with an empty house to do as they please. However, ...
Tips for Fire Safety in the Kitchen A fire can happen in the home at any time and in any room of the home. However, most home fires occur in the kitchen. When this happens, the damage resulting from the fire can be significant because this kind ...
Security Systems and Convincing Your Mother You are Safe As we grow and become adults and finally move out of the home to be on our own, it isn't just hard on the ones doing the growing up and moving; it is always going to be especially hard on ...
You Can Support Law Enforcement With Private Security Cameras Law enforcement plays a central role in community safety.  A properly trained police and security force can spot suspicious behavior before it leads to a crime, gather evidence after a crime to find the guilty party, and enforce the laws ...
What Do You Know About Commercial Surveillance Systems? There won’t always be people present at your Chico, CA commercial property, and this can leave property and business owners feeling vulnerable about these “empty” times. Fortunately, commercial surveillance systems are here to take...
What To Look For In Great Commercial Security Security cameras are something of a must in today’s commercial security realm. However, with all the options available on the market today, how do you know which one to choose to best suit your needs? Today’s security cameras are more...
Moving Apartments This Fall? Bring A Security System With You Most apartment buildings and apartment complexes in Chico, CA have some amount of security built in.  They may have an entrance a resident has to buzz to let a guest in, they may have grounds with limited entrances, and they ...
Putting A Stop To Vandalism Around Your Home Vandalism presents a difficult and expensive problem for property owners of Chico, CA. While not all vandalism destroys the structure of a property, it is unsightly and sometimes very expensive or stubborn to remove. Luckily, if vandals are striking...
The Challenges Of Campus Security When a campus has their annual security assessment or audient, the chances are high that they’re like to find some sort of vulnerabilities. Campuses, whether in Chico, CA or elsewhere in the country, are simply complex to completely secure....
Why Choose Home Security Monitoring? When you buy or upgrade your home’s security system, you have a lot of options you can choose from.  Cameras come in all different brands and designs with plenty of quality and feature options, electronic locks can use keycards or...

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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

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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