EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems 17(15): e5

Research Article

Deployment of free Wi-Fi voice communications to report crime incidents in Botswana

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-12-2017.153523,
        author={A. W. Mogwe and K. K. Kenosi},
        title={Deployment of free Wi-Fi voice communications to report crime incidents in Botswana},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        volume={17},
        number={15},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Ad-Hoc networks, Wi-Fi networks, Crime, Voice calls.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-12-2017.153523}
    }
    
  • A. W. Mogwe
    K. K. Kenosi
    Year: 2018
    Deployment of free Wi-Fi voice communications to report crime incidents in Botswana
    SIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-12-2017.153523
A. W. Mogwe1, K. K. Kenosi2
  • 1: Botho University. University of Botswana. P O Box 405749. Gaborone.
  • 2: Baisago University. Gaborone.

Abstract

The research explored the current scenario of crime in Botswana, and the current measures employed to help combat it, including usage of crime prevention clusters. Through usage of the quantitative approach, with the aid of questionnaire and interviews, the research found that, there is an increasingly growth of crime rate in Botswana, sustaining the literature findings. The research highlighted the presence of crime prevention clusters, but noted a disconnection between them and the police. The bleak state of communication between the two, and ineffectiveness of current measures, causes the disconnection. Cluster members have to use own limited resources to report crime to the police, and this disadvantages the crime prevention efforts. Ad-hoc networks with emphasizes on Wi-Fi networks were found to be a solution to the communication gap identified. In conclusion, the authors developed a Wi-Fi network facility model to enable cluster members to make voice calls with no costs.