Research Brief

February 1, 2021

Smart Home Technology-Facilitated Violence

Open North

Authors: Olivia Faria, Tracey Lauriault

This research brief describes the challenges that arise when smart home technologies are used for abuse and violence, which is known as smart home technology-facilitated violence (SH-TFV). As the adoption of IoT devices such as smart cameras, smart speakers and smart doorbells grows, this issue becomes increasingly urgent for multiple levels of government. This briefing identifies the policy issues associated with SH-TFV and identifies potential opportunities to take early action to mitigate vulnerabilities.

This report is part of a series of research briefs commissioned by Open North for the Community Solutions Network to provide insight into how data and technology interse...

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