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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

How to Choose The Best Security Cameras For Your Business The success of a business in Chico. CA depends on many factors, security being a major one. You need to protect it against several threats including malicious mischief, theft, and burglary. Installing business security cameras is the most efficient...
Use the Power of Technology to Protect Your Home and Family Technology has changed the face of home protection in Chico CA forever. Thanks to advances in wireless technology, a homeowners can keep a watchful eye on their homes from virtually anywhere. They can even lock the doors if their kids ...
Understanding Access Control Systems for Commercial Buildings Using an access control system in Chico, CA is among the most convenient and secure ways of controlling access to commercial buildings. It is important that you understand how an access control system works before hiring installation...
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 ...
Top 9 Tips to Optimize Your Premise Security Premise security in Chico, CA is an issue that shouldn't be taken for granted. Failure to plan for the security of your premise gives way to the possibility of encountering burglaries that can lead to property loss and unreasonable damage. ...
5 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft No business owner in Chico, CA would want to come across the possibility of his/her business property being stolen from by his/her employees. According to a survey by Jack L. Hayes International, thefts initiated by employees can be 5.5 times ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
The Peace Of Mind That Comes From Security Cameras At Home By now, just about everyone in Chico, CA is used to the idea of seeing security cameras whenever they venture out in public. From sports arenas to government buildings, department stores to gas stations, it seems as though everything that ...
How You Can Protect Your Security Camera Footage From Unauthorized Access It is obvious that if you own security cameras in Chico, CA you wouldn't want them to be stolen, or damaged in any way. Incidences such as hackers assessing security camera footages and tampering with them are increasingly getting common ...
Is It Worth Trading Privacy For Security? There is no doubt that security cameras can be useful tools when it comes to preventing crimes in Chico, CA or catching guilty individuals after-the-fact. Unfortunately, a security system is not without some potential issues and drawbacks. First of...
Security Camera Basics The simple truth is that we, as a society, are under almost constant surveillance anytime we step outside of the comfort of our own homes in Chico, CA. Whether we are fueling up at the local gas station or picking ...
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,...
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 ...
The Best Places To Put A Security Camera Even the best security camera system in the world will not be of any use whatsoever if the cameras are not installed in the proper place. Proper placement is so important, in fact, that it is something that an individual ...
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...
Don't Let the Burglars Know! Handy Tips for Tricking Them Have you ever laid on a golden beach under a sapphire sky on a holiday of a lifetime, sweating with fear that thieves may be breaking into your property back in Chico, CA? If so, you're not the first. After ...
You Can Have Security Even On A Small Business Budget When you run a small business in Chico CA, you know that every cent counts.  Not only do you have to make enough money to keep yourself and your family fed, you also have to pay your employees, pay your ...
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 ...
7 Tips to Maintain Your Video Surveillance System To ensure your surveillance system in Chico, CA is performing at its best, performing regular scheduled maintenance is recommended. Regular maintenance allows you to get the most optimal performance out of your surveillance system and protect your...
Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Security Camera System for Your Home Anytime you are making a decision to install a new or upgrade a security camera system in Chico, CA; you should only opt for a high-quality, secure and functioning system. Hardly can you run out of options if you are ...
10 Uses for Covert Video to Build Your Bottom Line It's a well known saying that only the dumb criminals in Chico, CA get caught - and statistics prove this out. According to data from the Department of Justice, less than 19% of thefts in Chico, CA ever result in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Is IP Technology The Right Security Solution for Your Home or Business? Are IP technologies right for you in Chico, CA? These are a few of the reasons to consider the use of IP technologies which are available to you for online use today. Today it is neither too hard to get ...
5 Basic Network Security Tips for Small Businesses Even if you believe you are at low-risk for cyber attacks, your business in Chico, CA does always face a threat of being broken into. As a matter of fact, nearly 45% of attacks are geared to small businesses meaning ...
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, ...
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, ...

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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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