Usable Privacy Mechanisms in Home Security Camera Systems


  • Muhammad Dahiru Liman Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing, Federal University of Lafia, P.M.B. 146, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
  • Binta Ali Shuwa Department of Cyber Security, Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, P.M.B 2109, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Muhammed Abubakar
  • Salamatu Osanga Ibrahim Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing, Federal University of Lafia, P.M.B. 146, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.


IoT, Smart Home, Usability, Security, Privacy, Camera, Prototype


IoT is the interconnection of People and things. When our home is connected to IoT devices it is referred to as smart home. The idea behind smart home is to make life easier such that there is little human intervention. The IoT devices in our smart home exchange data for storage and processing. This exchange of data leads to users concerns on data security and privacy. In this work, we implemented home security camera systems in such a way that the data is encrypted first before being sent to the cloud in a very simplified and almost automatic encryption process. This implementation was done putting in mind usability. A questionnaire was used to gather results on users’ perception about the system. The user study conducted yielded positive result.


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How to Cite

Liman, M. D., Binta Ali Shuwa, Muhammed Abubakar, & Salamatu Osanga Ibrahim. (2022). Usable Privacy Mechanisms in Home Security Camera Systems. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 62(1), 37–54. Retrieved from