Want to protect your device and belongings? Know the details about this App ‘Haven’

A new security App ‘Haven’ has been developed to detect anyone who tries to steal your personal belongings or tries to tamper with your device.


Edward Snowden is behind the development of this App which uses a smartphone’s various sensors to detect when your possessions might be at risk from intruders and capture evidence.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation whose Board’s President is Edward Snowden, said that “Haven detects changes in the environment using the sensors in a typical smartphone—the camera, microphone, gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light, USB power—to alert you if anyone enters your space or attempts to tamper with your devices while you aren’t there.”

The special feature of the App is that it monitors the sensors of your device for a “measurable change” in the surroundings and detects any noise and visible motions.

The App has been designed to provide protection in multiple situations including home invasions, burglaries, human rights office raids, kidnappings and vandalism.

The App only saves images and audio when it’s triggered by motion or volume, and stores everything locally on the device it’s installed on.


The Guardian Project said that “Haven turns any Android phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector, watching for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders.”

It also said that “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 any time later.”

Currently, the App is available only on Android devices. It will be later expanded to an iOS version also.

The App has been primarily developed for “journalists and human rights defenders.” But anyone who has Android phone can use this App.