Home Security for Chico, CA Residents

Safety. Security. Peace of mind. These are important things that every homeowner deserves to have. When you think about how best to protect your home, family, and property, consider a professionally installed video security camera system with 24/7 monitoring. Today’s multi megapixel video security camera systems provide crystal clear video day or night, along with a wide range of convenient features that enable you to monitor and manage your cameras and video footage, whether you are at home or halfway around the world.

The Importance of 24/7 Protection

While criminals can break into a home at any time, most home break-ins actually happen during daylight hours, when most people are at work. But even when you're not home, your video security camera system is always working to keep an eye on your Chico, CA property, and to alert you and local first responders if an incident were to occur. At Crime Free Living we offer reliable, affordable security camera systems with the latest technology and 24/7 monitoring, to keep Chico, CA homeowners and their families safe.

Secure Your Home with Professionally Installed Video Security

Learn how Crime Free Living can help protect your Chico, CA home against break-ins, theft, vandalism and trespassing. Contact us today for a free home security needs assessment with one of our expert technicians.

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Your Trusted Chico, CA Security Partner

There are many types of home security systems in the marketplace, available from a variety of sources – building contractors, online, or even big box stores. But to ensure that your family and your home get the most reliable, best performing protection, it’s important to source your video security system from a trusted partner. Crime Free Living has many years of experience providing video security for Chico, CA families, and our custom designed home surveillance camera systems and security monitoring services offer state-of-the-art features.

The Latest Security Technology - Our security camera systems are designed to deliver exceptional performance, reliability, and results. Multi megapixel cameras provide crisp, detailed images for facial recognition and court admissible video evidence. They also feature user-friendly interfaces, multiple recording modes, remote viewing, easy video downloading and more. And our expert technicians will provide a detailed walkthrough, showing you how to get the most from your camera system’s features, so you can use it with full confidence.

Easy To Customize - No two homes are identical. We make sure that your video security system is exactly what you need. We begin every job by walking the entire property and determining the right equipment and camera placement for optimal protection. Then we review your solution in detail with you. No matter what your application, we can customize a video security solution for you.

High Resolution Video - Lack of solid evidence is one of the primary reasons that many Chico, CA burglaries end up going unsolved. But with a home video security system that captures multi megapixel high-resolution video, you’ll get crisp images that enable you to zoom in on all the details. So you'll have the forensic data you need for facial identification and court-admissible evidence. And if you currently have an older security camera system in your home, now is the time to upgrade to the latest technology. A new system from Crime Free Living will be light years ahead in quality, compared to the grainy video footage of years past.

Remote Monitoring - With today's home security technology, not only is your video camera system connected to a 24/7 monitoring service that will dispatch authorities whenever they’re needed, you’re also able to monitor your home from anywhere – even if you’re halfway around the globe. A modern video security system can be accessed remotely via your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. Overseas and worried about your home back in Chico, CA? It's quick and easy to log on and make sure everything is okay.

Insurance Savings – Home video security systems can even lower your insurance premiums, with many insurance companies offering significant discounts to homeowners who have a video security system professionally installed.

The areas that should be considered when planning your security system are the locations most commonly used by thieves when they're targeting your home: the front door, back door, back yard and garage.

Front Door

Believe it or not, the front door is the number one entry point for burglars. Most people assume that thieves attempt to enter through windows, but 34 percent of break-ins involve entry through the front door. As such, a security camera with a clear view of your home’s main entry point is a must. Some considerations:

  • A camera mounted on the eaves of your roof, facing towards the front door, can provide the best view of those attempting to enter your home.
  • A varifocal camera can be adjusted in terms of focal length and field of view, ensuring that you get a clear, unobstructed view.
  • In locations where cameras can easily be reached, it's important to use vandal-resistant cameras. These ruggedly built cameras provide protection against tampering and physical impact from thieves who may try to vandalize them in order to avoid being captured on video.
  • Additional cameras situated near the front door can also capture anyone attempting to enter through first floor front windows, another common entry point for thieves.

Back Door

The second most commonly used access point? Not surprisingly, it’s the back door. It’s less likely that a neighbor or passerby will see the thief if they enter the home this way. And just as with the front door, installing a camera in the optimal location is critical for monitoring this vulnerable entry point and keeping your home safe.

  • Again, appropriate camera placement is a must. Cameras can be installed on the roof or the eaves of the home, angled towards the back door and the back entryway.
  • Vandal resistant cameras may be needed here, too, to stand up to any physical impact or attempts at vandalism.
  • Over time, views become can become obstructed in your backyard due to overgrowth of foliage. Make sure to keep landscaping and shrubbery trimmed away from your back door, so that your cameras can capture clear images of the area.

Back Yard

It's not just your back door that thieves will target. Sliding glass patio doors, French doors and first floor windows are common entry points. So it’s vital to ensure that you protect your home's back yard.

  • High resolution infrared (IR) cameras provide low light and nighttime surveillance capabilities. The back yard is an area that thieves target more commonly at night, so having the ability to get clear nighttime footage is critical.
  • The back yard is commonly targeted by thieves because homeowners tend to store big ticket items there. Items like grills, lawn equipment and tools are easy to steal, and easy to fence or pawn. Make sure to keep access points to your back yard locked whenever possible, and to install a professional security camera system to monitor your back yard and storage areas.


Another area that represents an attractive target for thieves is the garage. Often left unlocked and sometimes housing expensive items, the garage may be broken into even while the main portion of the home is left untouched. In fact, garage break-ins can occur even while homeowners are inside their home, completely unaware of what's happening right beside them.

  • Keep garage doors locked even when you are home, and don't leave a vehicle in the driveway unlocked if it has a garage door opener in it. These are easy ways to invite thieves into your garage.
  • Install a video security camera in a location that has a clear view of your garage door and your driveway. This covers the entrance areas for the garage and can help deter break-ins and theft.
  • Consider using motion detection recording that triggers whenever movement is detected. This can save you time, eliminating the need to comb through hours of video footage - and reduces data storage requirements for your video recorder.

It's important to understand that simply DIY installing some basic video security cameras and a recorder isn't enough to ensure adequate security. Your video security system must be planned and installed properly to function as it’s intended. At Crime Free Living, we know that every Chico, CA home is unique. Our professional team can evaluate your home and design a system that is customized specifically for your property’s footprint and security vulnerabilities. Camera type, camera placement, recorder capacity, cabling and a host of other factors come into play to ensure that you get maximum protection.

Protecting your Chico, CA home is incredibly important to you, and to us as well. With the latest video security technology, multi megapixel cameras and security recorders, and surveillance professionals who know exactly how to set up your system for maximum effectiveness, Crime Free Living is ready to help you put a security plan in place to protect your family, your home and your property.


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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