Haven: Keep Watch (BETA)

Haven: Keep Watch (BETA)

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59%

Score

4

Installs

~187800

Ratings

0 / day

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Description & Details


A way to protect personal spaces and possessions without compromising privacy

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.

We are announcing Haven today, as an open-source project, along a public beta release of the app. We are looking for contributors who understand that physical security is as important as digital, and who have an understanding and compassion for the kind of threats faced by the users and communities we want to support. We also think it is really cool, cutting edge, and making use of encrypted messaging and onion routing in whole new ways. We believe Haven points the way to a more sophisticated approach to securing communication within networks of things and home automation system.

Project Team

Haven was developed through a collaboration between Freedom of the Press Foundation and Guardian 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 the logs remotely or anytime later.

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

* Accelerometer: phone’s motion and vibration
* Camera: motion in the phone’s visible surroundings from front or back camera
* Microphone: noises in the enviroment
* Light: change in light from ambient light sensor
* Power: detect device being unplugged or power loss

ATTRIBUTIONS

This project contains source code or library dependencies from the follow projects:

SecureIt project available at: https://github.com/mziccard/secureit Copyright (c) 2014 Marco Ziccardi (Modified BSD)
libsignal-service-java from Open Whisper Systems: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/libsignal-service-java (GPLv3)
signal-cli from AsamK: https://github.com/AsamK/signal-cli (GPLv3)
Sugar ORM from chennaione: https://github.com/chennaione/sugar/ (MIT)
Square’s Picasso: https://github.com/square/picasso (Apache 2)
JayDeep’s AudioWife: https://github.com/jaydeepw/audio-wife (MIT)
AppIntro: https://github.com/apl-devs/AppIntro (Apache 2)
Guardian Project’s NetCipher: https://guardianproject.info/code/netcipher/ (Apache 2)
NanoHttpd: https://github.com/NanoHttpd/nanohttpd (BSD)
Milosmns’ Actual Number Picker: https://github.com/milosmns/actual-number-picker (GPLv3)
Fresco Image Viewer: https://github.com/stfalcon-studio/FrescoImageViewer (Apache 2)
Facebook Fresco Image Library: https://github.com/facebook/fresco (BSD)
Audio Waveform Viewer: https://github.com/derlio/audio-waveform (Apache 2)
FireZenk’s AudioWaves: https://github.com/FireZenk/AudioWaves (MIT)
MaxYou’s SimpleWaveform: https://github.com/maxyou/SimpleWaveform (MIT)

First Seen
2017-12-21
Last Seen
2018-01-18
Updated
2018-01-18
Ratings
1511
SOME Signals
0
Version
0.1.0-beta-8
Size
Unknown
Android Version
4.1 and up
Content Rating
PEGI 3
Installs (Google)
100000 - 500000
APK Name
org.havenapp.main

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Percy 5
True Story: I set up the app, leave my house for errands, when I returned I noticed 2 camera intrusions. Ah ha, I knew it, right? No not exactly. Only after telling 2 other people about my exposed intruder did it register that the intruder was in fact me. I didn't take into account the moment I picked up the phone to deactivate the app. In turn this app taught me a valuable life lesson; To take a look at myself before I begin to point at others. Who knew this was also a philosophical app?
Clayton 2
Definitely like the idea, but I don't know anyone that has a spare sim with cell service for an old device. It would be better to also have the option/ability to send a message through Wi-Fi to a simple client installed on your main device, which could also allow remote access directly or through TOR. Just a thought!
Deezee 1
Great idea, terrible execution. Besides, apps that do this (but actually work) have been available for years. Running this app makes me feel, like my phone is broken. All the sensors seem to be sampling way too slowly. I don't know if that's an attempt to save battery, or what, but on my old phone which was almost 10x slower than the current one, I had apps like this, that worked smoothly.
3
Apparently one disable all vibration notifications of all other apps AND ?set camera resolution to lowest setting *otherwise with 3 notifications via vibration it burned about 500MB of mobile data with just 1 episode...which cost me $5 *this is what I think happened, not sure if it will use the now lower cam res I have set or not... otherwise great idea
Daniel 2
Good idea, but would like an easier way to connect using my Google account to link two devices, with the ability to trigger the logging upon leaving the home, and any activity would be reported over data connection. With live video streaming supported too.
Nelson 5
Great app. It's working great with signal but the new update made the camera wayyy too sensitive and i get flooded with alerts.. HELP
kurt 4
Should really have access to use email, i.e. wifi. No Sim required People are more likely to have an extra phone without sim
Norman 2
When trying to verify phone the code required to enter contains a "-" the keyboard that appears on my HTC does not contain special characters or alpha. Therefore there is no way to enter code. Should remove special characters and go with just numbers
Patrick 5
Works great! Would like to be able to also send alerts, and motion captures to email instead of just phone.
2
Not getting sms alerts when motion etc. Is detected. Needs to sync to cloud service otherwise thief could take phone and you would still end up with no evidence.
E 1
It now starts on Galaxy Nexus but crashes when toggling camera
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