A new study by researchers at Duke University finds that people in older apartments who are often the most vulnerable to security cameras in their apartments may be the ones who are the most likely to report them.
The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, also found that older people who were more likely to use a security camera were also more likely than those who did not to report any problems.
“Our study demonstrates the importance of using technology in older people’s lives and that this is not limited to security footage,” said lead researcher Sarah P. Schmitt.
“It also suggests that even as people are spending more time using devices like cameras, they may still have some privacy concerns about these devices.”
“While security cameras are a great safety device, there are still many ways that people can be vulnerable to them, especially those with limited mobility,” said study author Amy M. R. Johnson, assistant professor of sociology at Duke.
“We found that elderly people who are more vulnerable to their devices may be more likely (or, at least, more likely) to report problems with them, including having trouble finding places to put them.”
The researchers analyzed a national sample of more than 1,500 older adults and found that about a quarter of the people in the sample said they had reported at least one problem with a security device during the previous three months.
The researchers found that in those who reported at the highest levels of security in their home, nearly half (47 percent) reported having at least three incidents during that time.
A separate study published in April found that more than half of people over the age of 60 said they were less likely to leave their home in fear of a possible security camera.
“There’s a lot of evidence that devices that are often associated with cameras are not as safe as they appear to be,” Johnson said.
“They’re often more of a ‘safe-haven’ than they are a way to interact with others.”
The study was based on interviews with more than 5,500 people who lived in homes with security cameras from 2006 to 2010.
For the study, researchers examined responses to questions about how often they use the devices, whether they had experienced a problem with them and whether they reported a problem.
They also examined the frequency with which they reported problems and reported any problems with security camera usage.
Overall, people who used cameras were more than three times as likely as those who didn’t to report a problem and nearly three times more likely when it came to problems with their own devices.
Some of the most common problems people reported with security devices included getting stuck in a traffic jam, finding their phone disconnected from the internet or having a keypad stuck in their garage door.
According to the researchers, this type of problems are often caused by problems with the cameras themselves, not the people who use them.
The study found that people who reported that they had a problem were significantly more likely compared with people who didn�t.
Researchers found that when people reported that their home had a camera, they were also twice as likely to say they had at least a five-point relationship with the device (defined as a positive relationship with it) and that they reported at a higher frequency when they reported having a negative relationship with their security camera than when they didn� t.
They also found a positive correlation between the frequency of a positive and negative relationship and how often people reported problems with cameras.
In addition, people with a positive relation to their security cameras were nearly threefold more likely overall to report at least two problems with that camera than those with a negative relation.
This type of relationship may be particularly problematic for older people, the researchers found.
Older people are more likely as a group to be older than younger adults and older adults are more at risk of mental illness and substance abuse problems, as well as being more likely in general to be obese and to live in more crowded housing, said study co-author Laura R. Peeples, assistant research professor of psychology at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
When it comes to how people use security cameras and how frequently they report problems, the findings are important, Johnson said, as it could help identify ways to mitigate the negative effects of security cameras.
“People can’t avoid cameras, but they can minimize them,” she said.
If people want to make a change to their lifestyle, it may help to understand the impact of cameras on them, she added.
There is a growing recognition that people are less likely than others to take advantage of the security camera features.
For example, there is a lot more information about cameras being installed around homes now than there was 10 years ago, and many of those changes are based on safety concerns, Johnson noted.
“I think there’s a strong public demand for cameras in older homes,” she added, “but we also know that