When purchasing and installing new technology, like a video security system or home automation system, Chico, CA business owners and homeowners don’t give sufficient thought to the structured cabling infrastructure necessary to support these systems. But the truth is, the health of your IT infrastructure is critical to the ongoing prospects of your business or your lifestyle. Professionally installed, certified network cabling can have a significant positive impact on your system’s overall performance, ensuring reliability and ease of use for years to come.

Your Local Cabling Experts

The cabling experts at Crime Free Living provide full network cabling services from start to finish, handling everything from an initial needs assessment and design to installation, testing, certification and ongoing maintenance. We work in all environments utilizing EIA/TIA and BICSI standards. We seek to deliver quality services to our Chico, CA customers, and want to be the go-to choice for all of your network cabling needs.

Your Network Cabling Specialist in Chico, CA

Learn how we can provide a complete network cabling solution for your Chico, CA business. Contact us today for a no-obligation cabling assessment.

Schedule A Needs Assessment

Site Assessment

At Crime Free Living we invest the time to really get to know our customers and their home or business before we begin their network cabling project. This process starts with the site assessment.

During your initial consultation with us, we will visit your location to assess your cabling needs. We’ll conduct a thorough walkthrough of your facility, assess your existing systems and equipment, take measurements and review blueprints and floor plans to develop a detailed plan for the type, quantity, and routing for the cabling we’ll need. We strive to be as transparent as possible in our process, and to provide you with an accurate price quote the first time.

One of the biggest complaints we hear from Chico, CA homeowners and business owners is that network cabling providers often underestimate on their job quotes. After installation is completed, customers are often blindsided by an invoice that is significantly higher than what they were expecting initially.

At Crime Free Living, we are up front regarding project costs, and in providing an accurate initial estimate. Not only will we ask for detailed layouts of your property, but we will also take the time to get to know your needs, goals and budget for the project, along with how you might need to expand your systems in the future. This allows us to come up with an accurate price quote. We value the relationships we have with our Chico, CA customers, and we strive to build relationships that last for years to come.

Planning Your Cabling

Every project we design is developed to EIA/TIA and BICSI standards to ensure proper and professional installation. And if necessary, our team also offers CAD or Visio construction documents, infrastructure audits, testing and certification. Whether you need network wiring for new facility construction, an office remodel or expansion, moves/adds/changes, a data center, a server room, a school campus network, or any other purpose, our technicians will provide you with a detailed breakdown of labor and materials costs, and a timeline for completion of your project. And we will work to make sure that the project quote is as close to matching your budget as possible.

Network Configuration

At Crime Free Living, we focus on delivering a quality experience to our customers, no matter the size of the project. We know that attention to detail and proper cable management is essential to the sustainability and scalability of a successful network environment. We will work to make your network configuration project as seamless as possible.

We begin by conducting a consultative session to understand your current network infrastructure needs and your future expansion plans, to design and implement structured cabling systems and equipment that meet your company’s needs for the long term. Our goal is to preserve the flexibility of your environment so it is scalable and ready for future technological advances as well as expansion of your business operations.

We’ll work to ensure seamless configuration between your new equipment and your existing structure, to minimize any impact on your business operations, time and budget.

And if any issues arise along the way, we will inform your team in real time, so that you are not surprised by unexpected charges in the middle of the project. We feel that this transparency is what sets up apart from other cabling providers in the Chico, CA area.

Network Cable Installation

We understand how inconvenient it can be to have a construction project taking place at your home or place of business. You can count on us to determine how best to install your new structured cabling with minimal disruptions to your lifestyle or business operations. Our technicians will work to complete your project as expediently as possible, while maintaining strict quality standards.

We will work with you ahead of the project to schedule an installation time frame that is best for your needs. It may be possible for us to work after business hours if this is a better fit for your schedule. Our goal is to make the network cabling installation process as seamless for you as we can.

Whether you need data cabling, fiber optic cabling, or low voltage cabling, our experienced team can design, install, test, troubleshoot and maintain any size structured cabling project in any home or business environment.

Fiber Optic

Fiber optic cables have become increasingly popular as a network cable. The cables contain strands of glass or plastic fibers. They offer fast speeds and are ideal for high performance data networking, telecommunications, and long distance communications. Fiber optic cables tend to provide higher bandwidth options than standard cables. Additionally, fiber optic cables do not generally require signal boosters. Because fiber optic cables can transmit over long distances, they are ideal for networking, telecommunications and storage applications in wiring closets, distribution frames, gateways, central offices and data centers. Much of the world’s telephone systems, internet, and cable television rely on fiber optic networks.


RG59 cables are a heavy duty option designed for customers looking to solve bandwidth and frequency problems. RG59/U is a type of coax cable that is for radio frequency (RF) signals and low power video. In general, RG59 isn’t designed with a heavy coverage shield, making it more useful in lower frequency signals such as closed circuit television (CCTV) and video surveillance, so it is an excellent choice for your video security needs. RG59 coaxial cable is most common in consumer products such as televisions, DVD players, digital cable, and satellite. Because it is a relatively inexpensive cable, it is a cost effective solution to connecting short range audio and video signals.

Cat5 and Cat6 Cabling

Of the cable that we offer, these are most specifically designed for network cabling projects. We use them frequently to connect modems to computers and servers. The design of these cables has come a long way over the past few years. Cat5E (Cat5 Enhanced) cable became the standard cable about 15 years ago and offers significantly improved performance over Cat5 cable, including up to 10 times faster speeds and significantly greater ability to traverse distances without being impacted by crosstalk, which is electromagnetic signal interference caused by many cables being near each other. Now, these cables offer faster service and less crosstalk than ever before, potentially making them an ideal option for your network servicing needs. Cat6 cables have primarily been used as the backbone to networks, instead of being used run to workstations themselves.


Contact us today for a free network cabling 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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