Community Security With Widely Available Information Technology

Yusaku Fujii, Noriaki Yoshiura, Naoya Ohta
2005 The Journal of Community Informatics   unpublished
We contend that a community will have a strong ability to prevent crime only if some residents keep watch on what happens around their houses with the aid of their own home computers, inexpensive and commercially available cameras, and free software. Under this scheme, residents would view their surroundings using cameras as their "eyes" and home computers as their "brains" Community safety would thus be realized by the voluntary cooperation and altruism of ordinary citizens using widespread
more » ... using widespread technology.