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Doorstep Security; Using a Technology Based Solution for the Prevention of Doorstep Crime

Cleland, Ian, Patterson, Timothy, Nugent, Chris D., Cruziani, Federico, Black, Norman and Paggetti, Cristiano (2014) Doorstep Security; Using a Technology Based Solution for the Prevention of Doorstep Crime. In: 6th International Work-Conference on Ambient Assisted Living, Belfast, U.K. Springer International Publishing. Vol 8868 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-13105-4_8

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13105-4_8


Safety and security rank highly in the priorities of older people on both an individual and policy level. Older people are commonly targeted as victims of doorstep crime, as they can be perceived as being vulnerable. As a result, this can have a major effect on the victim’s health and wellbeing. There have been numerous prevention strategies implemented in an attempt to combat and reduce the number of doorstep crimes. There is, however, little information available detailing the effectiveness of these strategies and how they impact on the fear of crime, particularly with repeat victims. There is clear merit in the creation and piloting of a technology based solution to combat doorstep crime. This paper presents a solution which utilizes everyday technology to provide increased security for older people within their home whilst simultaneously reinforcing doorstep etiquette through educational material.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:30852
Deposited By: Dr Ian Cleland
Deposited On:21 Jan 2015 11:21
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 15:34

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