Persuasive Home Security Advice


In this project, we work together with the crime prevention department of the police of Zurich and develop an IT-artifact supporting their mobile advisory services. In this services, adivsors from the police visit clients (i.e. citizen) at their private home or their business stores; together they assess the current state of the building regarding crime prevention measures; and develop a comprehensive security plan addressing the identified shortcomings.

The project started in the context of the Data Purse project.

Media presence

We are proud to be able to report from a high media attention. Please look into our group media coverage to get a small overview.

Demonstration video (only in german)

Research and Practice Team

Recent publications

  • Tino Comes, Gerhard Schwabe, How to diminish Advice Discounting with Mobile Multimedia Interventions, In: Twenty Fourth European Conference on Information Systems 2016, European Conference on Information Systems, 2016-06-12. (Conference Paper published in Proceedings)

  • Tino Comes, Gerhard Schwabe, From Fuzzy Exploration to Transparent Advice: Insights into Mobile Advisory Services, In: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Los Alamitos, USA, 2016. (Conference Paper published in Proceedings). Nominated for the Best Paper Award.

  • Gerhard Schwabe, Tobias Giesbrecht, Robert O Briggs, Advancing Collaboration Engineering: New ThinkLets for Dyadic Problem Solving and an Application for Mobile Advisory Services, In: 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), s.n., Los Alamitos, USA, 2016-01-05. (Conference or Workshop Paper published in Proceedings)

  • Mateusz Dolata, Tino Comes, Birgit Schenk, Gerhard Schwabe, Persuasive Practices: Learning from Home Security Advisory Services, In: Persuasive Technology - 11th International Conference, Salzburg, Austria, 2016. (Conference Paper published in Proceedings). Best Paper Award Winner.

  • Tobias Giesbrecht, Tino Comes, Gerhard Schwabe, Back in Sight, Back in Mind Picture-Centric Support for Mobile Counseling Sessions, In: the 18th ACM Conference, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2015-04-14. (Conference Paper published in Proceedings)