Batten empowers you
to keep your family safe

In a world that feels increasingly less secure, with many risks to consider and so many products to compare, protecting your family is more complicated than ever. But protecting your family isn’t something that happens on its own — it takes action. And that’s where we can help.

Our Mission

Batten exists to help you make choices to protect yourself and your loved ones, so you can be confident knowing you're secure online, safe at home, and prepared for life’s emergencies.

We aim to simplify the overwhelming amount of information and products on the market to be a one-stop solution for personalized recommendations — regardless of your situation, phase of life, or budget.

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Meet the Batten Industry Experts
Kurt Sanger

Cybersecurity Expert

Kurt is an attorney and military officer who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in October 2022 after 23 years of service. He spent the last eight years with U.S. Cyber Command, finishing as their Deputy General Counsel. At USCYBERCOM, Kurt helped plan complex cyber operations, working with professionals from the technical through strategic levels. He has a broad understanding of the risks that information technology can pose and is thrilled to be part of Batten’s mission to help families handle those risks.

Kurt is an attorney and retired military officer who spent the last eight years with U.S. Cyber Command, finishing as their Deputy General Counsel. At USCYBERCOM, Kurt helped plan complex cyber operations, working with professionals from the technical through strategic levels.

Kirk MacDowell

Home Security Expert

Kirk is a 40-year veteran of the security industry. He is a highly regarded figure within the industry with experience working as an executive and board member of various security associations. Additionally, he is a retired law enforcement officer– an experience that gives him a unique consumer perspective. His instinct for emerging trends, new products, and consumer welfare is second to none.

Kirk is a 40-year security industry veteran, retired law enforcement officer, and currently the CEO of MacGuard Security.

Bob Newman

Emergency Preparation Expert

United States military as an elite Navy Seal. His military career took him all over the world before he retired as a Command Master Chief. Serving as a Seal taught Bob the importance of being prepared for the unexpected and that the right tools can make all the difference in tough situations. Bob brings invaluable perspective and firsthand experience on what families need to be safe.

Bob spent nearly three decades serving as an elite Navy SEAL, where he retired as a Command Master Chief with the honor of being in the top 1% of the Navy.

Our Commitment to You

Our industry experts and editors are editorially independent and objective — we share the products we’d choose for ourselves and our families. We also seek to find the best pricing for you — and when possible, provide unique discounts available exclusively through Batten.


When we help you find the right products, we may receive an affiliate commission when you purchase. No other payments or sponsorships to promote or suggest a specific product or solution.

Patrick Robinson

CEO & Founder

Patrick (AKA Captain Pat) has a long career as a leader in real estate and finance in NYC. After graduating from Washington & Lee University, he served as a captain in the US Army. He has always taken a proactive approach to keep his family safe, which sparked his passion for creating Batten. His personal approach to security is a testament to what we should all strive for–no door is unprotected, his computer is like Fort Knox, and he has enough disaster prep tools to handle anything.

Jake Johnson

COO & Co-Founder

Jake spent the first 10+ years of his career in strategy consulting and M&A, helping Fortune 500 companies solve some of their biggest challenges. An entrepreneur at his core, Jake studied Entrepreneurship and Finance at Gonzaga University. He is passionate about building brands that solve consumers' biggest challenges. Bringing cybersecurity products to consumers at Batten has really put him in the consumer’s shoes–he has eliminated 3 pages of written passwords by using a password manager!

Alex Stroud

Head of Product

Alex is a design-led product leader who is passionate about solving customer problems by creating great user experiences. During his career, he has founded and managed product at multiple consumer startups from conception to acquisition, such as La Matera, Somerset Sparkling, and two mobile apps. As a former startup founder, he understands how important it is to protect your company and your customers from digital threats.

Chelsea Corarito

Director of Marketing

Chelsea started in digital marketing in 2014, where she cut her teeth at a healthcare insurance startup. Moving to a commercial real estate firm, she developed the skills necessary to manage major marketing campaigns for larger companies. This led to her being the Creative Director at a digital marketing agency where she built out the digital marketing strategy for a variety of clients with a focus on video content. At Batten, she enjoys working with the team on the shared goal of building Batten into a household name. When she's not at her computer, you can find her practicing yoga flows, kneading sourdough pizza, and developing a permaculture plan for her new garden in zone 5A.


Chief Protection Pooch

Hatches is your symbolic guardian St. Bernard, protecting your home and family from any riffraff. While soft and lovable, she is also fiercely protective and loyal to her families. Pointed, responsible, and proactive, she represents what Batten stands for. So don’t try any funny stuff around her, she will sniff right through it. P.S. Hatches prefers belly rubs over head pats.

Cyber, home security, and emergency preparation aren’t three different categories, but rather dimensions of a universal need — we call it “3D security” or simply, Family Security.

Patrick Robinson

Batten Founder & CEO

Our Story

During the September 11 attacks, Patrick Robinson drove home from New York, determined to do whatever possible to protect his family in the future.

As natural disasters, cyber-attacks, and environmental challenges became more commonplace — Captain Pat saw that people needed a one-stop place to protect their families from life’s most pressing threats. And so Batten was born, alongside it the vision for 3D security, to cover you and your loved ones online, at home, and in an emergency — which we call Family Security.

Our team and experts have experienced these threats firsthand and are here to guide you towards confident purchases that prepare you and your family for what you can’t predict.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Batten vet products?

    Our industry experts and internal team all vet the product and solutions we recommend. Our main criteria points we heavily weigh are:

    1. Ease-of-use
    2. Quality and utility
    3. Price value
  • How does Batten make money?

    When you purchase a product or solution via a link on the Batten website, we will earn small commission on that purchase.

  • Where do I purchase recommended products?

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