Alexa allein Zuhaus / Alexa alone at home

Kommt das Smart Home dem Versprechen von Sicherheit nach? / Does the smart home fulfil the promise of security?

Lisa Heinze

April / April - 2022

Kunsthochschule Kassel



The diploma thesis "Alexa alone at home" deals with the research question "Does the smart home fulfil the promise of security?“. The concept of security is addressed on the levels of burglary, dirt and domestic violence in the context of the home. The result of the work is the hypothesis of "security plus", which calls for an expansion of the understanding of security in relation to the smart home to include power, privacy, cybercrime, dirt and usage. In order to pick up on the digital nature of the topic, the theory paper was programmed as a website. This can be found at