24/7 Protection for Your Home Or Business

Video security technology represents an efficient, cost-effective way to protect your home, your loved ones, and your business. At Crime Free Living, we design, install and support CCTV systems that keep homes and businesses throughout the Chico, CA area safe and secure. We provide custom designed video camera systems that can be easily monitored 24/7/365 via our free iOS and Android compatible app.

Video Security Benefits

Whether you need to protect a single family residence or a multi-campus corporate facility, having a professionally installed video security system provides important benefits, including:

  • Peace of mind that your people and property are protected
  • Ability to view live or recorded video from anywhere, anytime
  • Instant alerts for events like motion, line crossing, object removed, and more
  • Court admissible video evidence should an incident occur
  • Easy setup and comprehensive technical support

Uncompromising Performance

Crime Free Living installs proven video security equipment with the highest quality components, the latest chipset technologies and ultra-high resolution, to deliver crisp video images in any kind of lighting conditions. Our cutting-edge video surveillance systems are engineered to deliver the most user-friendly experience possible, from installation to operation. Our security camera systems offer:

  • Multi-megapixel resolution
  • Smart features
  • Video analytics
  • Remote centralized management
  • Guaranteed reliability

We’ll Help You Choose the Right Solution

Our experts can guide you through all of your camera and recorder options to help customize a video security solution that delivers superior performance and reliability, at a price point that fits your budget:

  • Platform – Is HD-TVI or networked IP the best technology for you?
  • Resolution – How much forensic detail do you require?
  • Camera Form Factor – Bullet, dome, turret, fisheye, panoramic, covert or PTZ?
  • Infrared (IR) Capability – How far do you need to see at night?
  • Field of View – How wide an area do you need to cover?

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Learn how we can customize a security solution for your Chico, CA home or business. Contact us today for a no-obligation security assessment.

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Multi Megapixel Resolution

The days of grainy, black and white video surveillance footage are long gone. Crime Free Living provides video surveillance cameras in a variety of resolutions up to 8.0 MP (4K) that provide outstanding full color image quality, even in the most challenging lighting environments.

Many people don’t realize how important camera resolution is, until they need to put their video images to use. If an incident were to occur, the forensic detail required for facial identification is absolutely essential to being able to provide court-admissible evidence. The better your video evidence, the more likely you are to prove your case and recover your assets.

Our cameras consistently provide excellent HD image quality, regardless of lighting conditions and the size and characteristics of the monitored area – all while minimizing bandwidth and storage space requirements.

Superior Low Light Performance

Break-ins in the Chico, CA area often happen at night, especially if the perpetrator is targeting a business. This is because criminals tend to focus on a target when they think no one will be present. If you were to become the victim of a break-in or burglary and your cameras employed outdated technology, you could incur significant losses if your video surveillance system failed to capture the intruder’s identifying details.

At Crime Free Living, our video surveillance cameras are engineered with the latest processors, image chipsets, and infrared technology to deliver uncompromising low-light and nighttime performance. Our cameras are equipped with advanced infrared (IR) technology, to deliver ultra-crisp images in low light to complete darkness. These powerful features also deliver up to 30% energy savings over standard IR technology.

Weather and Impact Protection

Outdoor video surveillance cameras need to perform 24/7/365, no matter what the weather conditions. With video security cameras from Crime Free Living, you never have to worry about weather being an issue. Our cameras’ rugged metal enclosures carry an IP67 weather protection rating, with an operating temperature range of -40o to 140 o F.

And for cameras in locations that may be vulnerable to vandalism or tampering, we offer vandalproof dome cameras with IK10 rated impact resistance, to ensure continuous delivery of high quality video.

Multiple Channels

Whether you’re searching for a video surveillance system for your home or business, you may find it beneficial to have a system that utilizes multiple channels. For example, homeowners may want to switch between viewing indoors and outdoors, while business owners may want to have channels recording the front desk, the retail floor and the stock room.

Whatever your needs may be, Crime Free Living can help you choose a video recording solution that supports whichever number of cameras you need for your application. Additionally, we can help you prepare for the future. We can put a system in place that makes it easy to add cameras as your home or business needs expand, helping to reduce installation costs and time in the future. Doing so enables you to get the most out of your security investment.

Multiple Recording Modes

Home and business owners have different video surveillance needs. Because no two video surveillance applications are alike, Crime Free Living offers multiple recording modes to best suit your needs. Some home or business owners may prefer to have continuous recording, giving them the peace of mind that they are capturing video footage 24/7. Others may prefer to have scheduled recordings enabled, such as when no one is at home, or after hours when burglaries are most likely to occur in the workplace. A third option is for motion-detection recording, which will begin recording whenever a motion sensor detects movement in a targeted area.

Deciding on which type of recording mode you prefer is an important step in determining the best video surveillance system for your application. The recording mode you choose can help us figure out how much storage you’ll need and the type of cameras and recorders you’ll need. All of these factors will impact your budget, so we’ll work with you to come up with a system that falls within your price range.

H.265+ Video Compression

If you were to store many weeks’ or months’ worth of HD video, you would need a tremendous amount of storage space. Fortunately, Crime Free Living offers recorders that feature H.265+ video compression, to help reduce the storage space you need to keep your critical video files on hand. Many home and business owners prefer to store all of their captured surveillance for at least a few weeks, in case any issues were to arise and they need to go back and review the footage.

H.265+ technology makes this possible because it reduces the size of your video files, which reduces your hard drive storage requirements. You’ll still have access to crisp, clean images, but won’t have to worry about investing most of your budget into storage space. By utilizing H.265+ video compression, you can dedicate sufficient funds to purchasing high-quality cameras and know that you’ll still be able to keep weeks’ worth of video footage on file.

Remote and Mobile Access

Crime Free Living is proud to offer remote monitoring and mobile access to all of our clients in the Chico, CA area. Remote monitoring enables you to view your video from a web browser or iOS or Android mobile device. Knowing that you can check in on your home or business at any time can help give you peace of mind. Whether you receive an email alert or you just want to check in and see what’s happening, you can log in on your laptop, tablet, or cell phone and see a live view of your cameras' feeds.

Multiple Recording Modes

Your recording needs may change throughout the day. For example, a homeowner or a business owner may want a continuous feed while they are present in their home or office, but a motion-sensor feed once they leave for the day. These recording modes may vary day-to-day. With our systems, you can control the recording modes remotely, changing them in a flash from your laptop or mobile device.

Email and Mobile Alerts

It's not feasible to sit in front of a laptop or phone all day watching live-streams of your camera feeds, which is why we offer email and mobile alert technology. Many of our video security solutions can send an alert to your email or mobile device if anything suspicious were to occur. This allows you to react to an incident in real-time. You can either log in to view your camera feeds, or call your local authorities to stop the culprits in their tracks.

Set the Schedule

Not only can you look at your camera’s feeds while you’re away, you can also control your cameras remotely. For example, if you forget to turn a camera on before you leave your business for the evening, you can log in to your mobile app and activate it. You can do the same for your home if, for instance, you are meeting friends for dinner and will be home later than usual.


At Crime Free Living, we also provide fully integrated security systems, connecting your video surveillance system to other aspects of your home or business security plan. For example, we can link your video surveillance system to your motion-detector system and give you access to everything from a remote device. You can use the same system that you use for your security cameras to control all of your other home or business security measures. If you usually set your motion sensors to turn on at 8:00pm but know you are going to be home later than usual, you can change the activation time from your mobile device or computer to help prevent you from setting off the alarm when you return.


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