Comprehensive Security Solutions for Educational Facilities in Chico, CA

Educational institutions have unique security requirements that demand professionally designed security systems. Crime Free Living is a leader in providing innovative security solutions to educational institutions of every size and type in Chico, CA and the surrounding area. We deliver comprehensive, integrated video security, access control and more for educational facilities including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • High schools
  • Elementary and middle schools
  • Career training schools
  • Workforce centers
  • Day care facilities

Working Together For Safer Schools in Chico, CA

School safety is of critical importance, as educational facilities can be a prime target of violent crime. At Crime Free Living, we understand the importance of protecting students and staff wherever they are on campus - in the classroom, in the hallways, on the practice fields, or going to and from school. As residents of Chico, CA we are personally invested in the safety of our community’s students. We understand that a safe and nurturing environment is the necessary foundation for a good education. So we provide innovative security solutions that secure public and private buildings and improve overall safety for students, educators, and the Chico, CA community.

Our experienced team has partnered with Chico, CA officials, school administrators, educators, and community organizations to help create video security systems that make our schools safer. And we understand that educational facilities often are working with limited budgets, and may need to balance security needs against cost considerations. When designing a school security system, we make sure that every vulnerability is addressed, while working within your budget. Our cost effective security solutions provide the latest in education security technology, along with the ultimate in flexibility.

Mitigate Threats To School Safety in Chico, CA

Having a fully integrated video security system can help educational facilities mitigate security risks including:

  • Break-ins
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Bullying
  • Assault
  • Bomb Threat
  • Active Shooter

Our professional grade video security and access control systems promote safety in the classroom and elsewhere on campus for your students, faculty, administrative personnel and visitors. Crime Free Living works collaboratively with Chico, CA educational facilities to create security systems that help prevent internal and external threats, and help decrease the likelihood of a dangerous incident occurring.

Secure Your Campus with Crime Free Living

Learn how we can help protect your Chico, CA campus against break-ins, theft, vandalism and other school security concerns. Contact us today for a free education security needs assessment with one of our expert technicians.

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Layered security is the best approach to mitigate the risks faced by schools today. Crime Free Living designs education security systems for Chico, CA campuses that incorporate multiple levels of protection. These integrated systems are purpose-built to deter criminal activity, decrease response time, and facilitate emergency protocols that can prevent incidents and save lives. We specialize in:

Perimeter Security

  • Video surveillance systems and alarms to deter unauthorized entry
  • Early detection of intrusion or property damage
  • Monitoring for potential threats to facilitate rapid response

Access Control

  • Control access to entrances, exits and sensitive areas
  • Record and audit all access requests
  • Limit access based on authorization permissions
  • Streamline visitor check-in protocols and eliminate the need for keys
  • Remote lock, unlock, and lockdown capabilities to respond to emergencies

Video Surveillance

  • Complete video surveillance coverage of all public areas
  • Audio surveillance of areas that require it
  • Recorded video provides court admissible evidence
  • 24/7 remote access to live and recorded video for key staff members

Intrusion Detection

  • Receive notifications of any unauthorized entry
  • Comprehensive alarm systems to deter unauthorized entry and warn students and faculty
  • Protect entrances, exits, pickup/dropoff areas and other critical access points

Our education security solutions also can be integrated with your existing security systems, to provide your educational facility with a greater level of security while maximizing cost effectiveness.

Crime Free Living understands that educators are not security experts. So we design your educational security system to be user-friendly and easy to operate. We also provide comprehensive training, so that any authorized member of your staff is able operate your system confidently and effectively.

Centralized Management: Crime Free Living designs fully integrated security systems, so that all functions can be managed from one single point of access. With our Central Management Software, your team can monitor and control every area of your campus. Whether you are monitoring live video, accessing recorded video, adjusting access control permissions, or making an emergency announcement, you can do everything from one place. Centralized management gives you control complete control.

Secure Data Storage: Our digital video recorders and network video recorders offer from 6TB up to 192TB of internal storage, enabling you to store months’ of video surveillance data. Easily search and access any video information needed to provide evidence, audit traffic patterns and access points, and gain insights about potential threats to your facility.

Remote Monitoring: All of our education security systems feature a robust mobile app, which enables you to monitor your campus – or multiple campuses – from anywhere. View both live and recorded video, on up to 16 cameras at once, on your smartphone or tablet. You can centrally manage user rights and permissions, manage pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera controls, and digitally zoom in during live video or remote playback modes. Wherever you have access to the internet, you can monitor your internal security network.

Smart Features: At Crime Free Living, we provide video security systems with that feature cutting edge technology, giving you complete control over your video data, and saving you valuable time. Smart features include:

  • Smart Tags – Create tags that represent events of interest (such as “bullying”) and search your video library to quickly access all tagged events at a later time
  • Smart Search – Define an area within your image and search for motion only within that area – to quickly locate video of a new/missing object, or events in a specific location
  • External Search – Search video that has been offloaded to a USB drive
  • 5-Minute Instant Playback – At the touch of a button, replay the last five minutes of recorded video for quick reference
  • Smart Lock – Protect defined video clips from being erased or recorded over
  • Health Monitoring Capabilities – Never lose critical data. Built-in Skyhawk Health Monitoring capabilities check your recorders’ hard drives for early signs of failure
  • Advance Image Setting – Refine individual camera image settings such as WDR, 3D-DNR, white balance, and more through your networked video recorder’s setup menu

Video Analytics: Powerful video analytics are included with all of our recorders and IP cameras, enabling you to save disk space, receive intelligent alerts, and protect your students, staff and property more effectively. Analytics include these and more:

  • Tamper detection
  • Defocus detection
  • Audio exception detection
  • Intrusion detection
  • Face detection
  • Line crossing
  • Scene change detection
  • Region entrance/exit
  • Object counting
  • Heat mapping

These technologically advanced features allow school administrators to do more with fewer resources. And if your team ever has questions on how to use any of these features, our experienced tech support team is here to help.

Initial Consultation: At Crime Free Living, we take pride in our consultative approach to your security. We work with all concerned parties, from school staff to parents’ groups to Chico, CA government officials, to understand your security concerns and identify areas of concern. We know that every educational facility is unique, and we can build you a custom-tailored solution based on the specific needs of your institution.

Cost Assessment: We know that schools often must operate with a limited budget. So we conduct a comprehensive cost assessment of your proposed security system, to determine where we can achieve cost savings without compromising on features. Our security technologies are flexible, and can be designed and deployed to maximize your return on investment.

System Design: We design a customized solution based on your specific needs, determining the optimal camera count, camera placement, camera technology, multi megapixel resolution, camera form factors and recording devices. If you currently have security cameras installed, we can work with your existing infrastructure and integrate our state-of-the-art technology to create a fully modernized educational security system.

Installation: We will schedule your security system’s installation to ensure minimal disruption to your academic calendar and teaching environment. Once your installation is complete, we will thoroughly test and calibrate your system to ensure optimal performance. We’ll conduct a walkthrough with key staff members and administrators to review your system’s functionality and answer any questions, and will make any necessary adjustments to the design based on your team’s feedback.

Training: After installation, we will conduct a comprehensive training program for your staff, so that all authorized users of the system are fully empowered to use all of its features. Our expert trainers have many years’ experience working with educators and businesses in the Chico, CA area, and our goal is to ensure that you are comfortable operating your new security technology.

Ongoing Support: Our highly trained tech support team offers world class service to our Chico, CA clients. Whenever you have questions or need assistance, we’re here to help!


Contact us today for a free security needs assessment with one of our expert technicians.

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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."


"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."


"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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