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App Review: Haven

A few weeks ago The Guardian Project released an Android App called Haven: Keep Watch and the internet was quickly buzzing about Edward Snowden and his involvement in the app so I had to look into it.

Haven: Keep Watch turns any Android cellphone into a multipurpose sensor. Haven uses the phone’s cameras, microphone and gyroscope to detect any tampering with the phone or any suspicious activity around d the phone. Haven then sends a text message to a preprogrammed phone number to alert you of the activity.

With the plethora of old phones I ha e kicking around and my love of sensors I absolutely had to try this out and I must say right now I can’t think of a great use for it but I’m sure something will come up.

Haven: Keep Watch picks up sound and movement very well and immediately sends its message so I have no complaints there at all. Everything the app claims to do it does and does them well. You even have the ability to calibrate the motion and sound sensors which is good for those times when you might be stuck in a place with background noise.

Although I do not know when and why I would really ever need this app but I would love to see some integration with the wide world of the IoT.

Has anyone else played around with the Haven: Keep Watch?


Mike View All

I am passionate about the IoT and connected devices. Using connectivity to automate our lives will empower civilization to achieve greatness.

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