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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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Few Tips to Protect Your Home Before Leaving Town At this time of the year, many are planning vacation trips for the spring or summer time. Most Chico, CA homeowners, when planning such trips, end up forgetting some of the important things that are crucial for the safety of ...
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 ...
Secure Your Garage or Sheds to Keep Your Favorite Toys and Tools This Summer Summer is finally here with us! That means Chico, CA homeowners are working on their lawn mowers, everyone is living that overhang life again and it's amazing. Perhaps you got into your garage to fetch out your golf clubs for ...
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 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, ...
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...
7 Times in Your Life When You Certainly Need a Home Surveillance System Many people ask when the ideal time for installing a surveillance camera system in their Chico, CA home is - You can do it at any time, it is better to invest in these security systems early enough before it ...
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. ...
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 ...
Protecting Your Home With Residential Security Cameras Homeownership in Chico, CA can be so costly and the only way you can safeguard your property against threats such as thefts is by considering installing security camera systems. Security cameras can be modeled to capture all the vital locations ...
Making Right Decisions When Purchasing Business Security Cameras As a business owner in Chico, CA, or manager of security for a business in Chico, CA, it is imperative that the right security cameras are purchased for business use. This not only allows staff to think of more important ...
Common Surveillance Mistakes That Can Make Security Seem To Be Worthless Security in Chico, CA is huge issue in any location that holds anything that is of significant value. Meanwhile, criminals are never giving up in their quest to find loopholes that can make surveillance systems vulnerable to security hacks and ...
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...
Which Analog Camera Retrofit Solution Is Right for You? Previously, offering video quality in Chico, CA was only possible with IP security cameras. Today, HD over coax has transformed surveillance options. HD over coax provides you the benefits of both the modern HD IP camera technologies and older...
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 ...
Multi-Sensor Security Cameras: The PTZ Camera Killer Pan- Tilt-Zoom cameras were once the most preferred security cameras in Chico, CA due to their ability to maximize the coverage of surveillance. They reduced the number of cameras needed by enabling you to easily adjust the field of view ...
Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Business Security Cameras The success of any Chico, CA business depends on how well it is managed. It is important to protect your business against threats, such as malicious mischief, theft and burglary to avoid any distractions. One of the best ways to ...
Benefits Of Wireless Monitored Home Security Having a home monitoring system in Chico, CA is the best thing that you can do for your family and property. This is a security system that will ensure your family a 24/7 protection and at the same time notifying ...
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...
5 Benefits of Installing a Home Surveillance System Being safe is one of our prime instincts and nothing helps us more than technology. A security camera system completes a home in Chico, CA and makes us feel safe, secure and protected. This may seem like a sophisticated luxury ...
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...
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 ...
Active RFID vs. Passive RFID When you're shopping for security products in Chico, CA, you may notice that some products are advertised as containing "active RFID" technology, whereas other products claim to utilize "passive RFID" technology. In order to make an informed...
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...
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...
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....

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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