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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

4 Ways To Stop Thieves From Coming Inside Your Garage Many Chico homeowners have houses with garages. The units give them places to park their cars and store various belongings. It is not uncommon for tools, lawn equipment, and more to be kept in the structures. Then again, instead of ...
What Are The Advantages of CCTV and How Do you Decide What You Need? Closed circuit TV systems have been available for many years, they have also undergone some almost miraculous transformations in recent years. What used to be very expensive, cumbersome and hard to configure systems are now very reasonable, easy to...
Adding PIR Sensors to Internet CCTV The new breed of CCTV cameras known as wireless internet CCTV cameras or IP cameras is totally digital, more like a computer than a traditional camera.  This new type of camera detects changes in the digital image that its sensor...
IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 1 If you are new to computing and the first time you come across so-called IP addresses is when you are in the set-up pages of your first wireless internet CCTV camera, this very basic two-part guide is for you.  It ...
Protect Your Holiday Packages From Porch Pirates With the holidays fast approaching, we’re all gearing up for the season of giving. For many Chico residents that means sending and receiving packages to and from friends and family around the country. It also means a lot of online ...
Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 2 In part one of this series about integrating wireless internet CCTV cameras and home security systems we described the equipment that you need to add internet viewing and text message alerts to existing home security systems.  Here in part two,...
Accessories for Camera Surveillance If you have camera surveillance to help protect your home in Chico, CA, it is important to have the proper accessories to ensure that everything works in tip-top shape. When you have a good surveillance system, it is more than ...
Keep Thieves Out Of Your Garage With These Security Strategies When putting together a home security system strategy, the most common area Chico homeowners forget to consider is their garage. Garages house a lot of high value items like vehicles, tools, and even sentimental storage. These items are as...
Cable, DSL, 3g or Satellite Broadband? If you are looking at wireless internet CCTV for the first time, you may also be faced with the decision of which type of broadband package to go for: DSL, cable, 3g or satellite? This article aims to help you ...
Hidden Cameras and Nanny Cams: Unseen Surveillance So you think someone is getting into your secret stash of Oreo's? Then a Hidden Camera (aka the infamous "Nanny Cam") may be just what you need. From keeping an eye on the babysitter to monitoring a sensitive area of ...
Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 3 In part one of this series on linking wireless internet CCTV cameras to burglar alarm systems we outlined the things you will need in order to add internet connectivity and SMS alerts to older home security systems.  In part two, ...
How Effective Is Your Home Security System? It is important to remember that no security system can 100 percent guarantee that you will never experience a break-in. However, having a high-quality system in Chico can prove to be a significant deterrent that keeps burglars from even trying ...
Benefits of Wireless Surveillance Systems Over Wired Considering that the last few years or so, the number and amount of crimes hitting homes have become an immense worry up to now. No doubt many people are taking into account setting up a security system for their properties. ...
Use Your Camera to Switch a Light On Part: 2 Wireless CCTV cameras are not just ordinary CCTV cameras. You can view your property from anywhere in the world. More than this, with a small amount of work and for very little money you can use your camera to switch ...
The History of Video Surveillance – from VCR’s to Eyes in the Sky Mention video surveillance and most people think of video cameras mounted in the corners of train stations and banks or private detectives videotaping an erring spouse for a messy divorce case. The truth is that the history of video surveillance ...
Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 2 In part one of this series, we looked at how your wireless internet CCTV camera can monitor the area in front of an external door, and raise an alert when someone approaches the door.  In this final part of the ...
Ins And Outs Of Surveillance Cameras In the current environment of weak law and order, the security of ordinary people seems to have become the focus of primary concern. To solve this problem, different types of surveillance cameras brand has been put into the market, they ...
Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 1 Wireless CCTV cameras or IP cameras are the digital replacement for traditional CCTV, but the technology is sophisticated and there is a lot more you can do other than looking at your home or business from across the internet.  For ...
Security Camera System - Buyers Guide Although the application of CCTV security has not changed very much over the past years, the tools and equipment have significantly. Cameras became smaller, cheaper, and better, but the major breakthrough happened in recording equipment.
Therefore,...
IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 2 In part 1 of this series on IP addresses in wireless internet CCTV, we looked at how most home networks share a small number of identical IP addresses, so your neighbor’s laptop could easily have precisely the same address as ...
Using Wireless Internet CCTV to Detect Fire and Flood Wireless internet CCTV cameras are more than just CCTV cameras.  Unlike their old analogue predecessors, these cameras allow you to see your property in Chico, CA from anywhere, over the internet.  More than this, they can be used to alert...
Security Solutions for Retail Business Stores Are you a retail business owner that is tired of shoplifting and employee theft? If so, here are some security solutions that you may find helpful. A lot of people think that by having a security system installed all your worries will ...
How IP Based Video Surveillance Works When you’re shopping around for an IP-based video surveillance system in Chico, CA, you will need to be particularly cautious about what exactly you’re looking at and what the individual terms mean. How IP-based video surveillance works...
Home Video Surveillance Systems  Home video surveillance systems are getting more popular in different residences, households, and villages year after year especially those in urban or semi-urban areas. The need for home CCTV surfaced when household crimes have gone up for...
Dynamic DNS in Wireless CCTV Systems For Beginners Wireless internet CCTV, also known as IP CCTV, communicates through your broadband line and onwards to the internet.  This can cause problems if your home broadband has a dynamic IP address because when you want to connect to your cameras ...
Use your Camera to Switch a Light On: Part 1 Wireless CCTV cameras let you see your home or business from anywhere, using the internet, which is amazing enough. Imagine, though, that you log in to take a look at your property and you can’t see the view because the ...
CCTV for the Home Securing your property is one of the growing domestic issues in Chico, CA today. Some research suggests that at least one home is broken into every minute. Therefore, protecting homes and properties has become a priority and the advent of ...
Lighting for Internet CCTV Cameras Wireless internet CCTV cameras, also known as wireless IP cameras, are the digital replacement for traditional analogue CCTV. Unlike their obsolete analogue cousins, most modern wireless internet CCTV cameras have a reasonable capability to produce...
Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 1 Because internet CCTV cameras are intelligent, as opposed to the “dumb” traditional CCTV cameras, you can use them to see your property from wherever you are in the world, over the internet.  That, however, is just the start. ...
Importance of Wireless Video Surveillance Wireless video surveillance has become an important and integral part of our security system. To prevent unwanted and sudden terrorist attacks, malls, railway stations, airports, and other public and government places are always under surveillance....

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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