Haven: Keep Watch

Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces
and possessions without compromising their own privacy. It is an
Android application that leverages on-device sensors to provide
monitoring and protection of physical spaces. Haven turns any Android
phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector, watching for
unexpected guests and unwanted intruders. We designed Haven for
investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and people at risk
of forced disappearance to create a new kind of herd immunity. By
combining the array of sensors found in any smartphone, with the
world’s most secure communications technologies, like Signal and Tor,
Haven prevents the worst kind of people from silencing citizens
without getting caught in the act.

## Project Team

Haven was developed through a collaboration between Freedom of the
Press Foundation and Guardian Project. Prototype funding was
generously provided by FPF, and donations to support continuing work
can be contributed through their site:
https://freedom.press/donate-support-haven-open-source-project

## Safety through Sensors

Haven only saves images and sound when triggered by motion or volume,
and stores everything locally on the device. You can position the
device’s camera to capture visible motion, or set your phone somewhere
discreet to just listen for noises. Get secure notifications of
intrusion events instantly, and access logs remotely or anytime
later.

The following sensors are monitored for measurable change, and then
recorded to an event log on the device:

* Accelerometer: Motion and vibration of phone
* Camera: Motion in the phone’s visible surroundings from front or back camera
* Microphone: Noises in the environment
* Light: Change in light from ambient light sensor
* Power: Detect device being unplugged or power loss/shutdown
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What's New

WARNING: DUE TO CHANGES IN GOOGLE POLICY, HAVEN CAN NO LONGER SEND SMS TEXT MESSAGES. PLEASE USE SIGNAL NOTIFICATIONS INSTEAD.

Big thanks to @lukeswitz, @archie94 and @fattire for the excellent trudging and grinding!

- Removed SMS feature due to Google restrictions #364
- Improved usability and reliability of Signal number registration
- Improved power monitoring #371
- Custom heartbeat status #374

More at: https://github.com/guardianproject/haven/releases/tag/0.2.0-beta-5-signed
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Additional Information

Updated
April 17, 2019
Size
14M
Installs
100,000+
Current Version
0.2.0-beta-5-signed
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Interactive Elements
Users Interact
Permissions
Offered By
The Guardian Project
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