Surveillance technologies in care homes: seven principles for their use

Malcolm John Fisk
  • Working with Older People, June 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/wwop-11-2014-0037

Cameras in care homes

What is it about?

This paper offers a new way of thinking about cameras in care settings - that can help to combat abuse without compromising people's privacy. I am developing this work ... so watch out for further publications!

Why is it important?

It is important because of growing concerns about abuse and the vulnerability of a growing proportion of older people - whether in care homes or the wider community.


Dr Malcolm John Fisk
Coventry University

This is a controversial area of research. But technological changes mean that we can begin to think of cameras in new ways ... not as 'all-seeing' but as tools to gather data that can be held, secured and (in most cases) never viewed.

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