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Introducing Batten, a simpler way to purchase cyber, home and emergency security products

At Batten, we help people protect their families at home, online and in emergencies. We build personalized solutions to guide confident security choices with actionable recommendations that empower you to make your home stronger, and your family safer.
Cybersecurity
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November 28th, 2022

Don’t Get Hacked During Holiday Travel Season

Whether you are heading home for the holidays or getting away from it all, travel during the holiday season is fraught with stress. However, one thing that often gets lost in the shuffle is practicing basic digital security measures. In fact, public Wi-Fi networks are prime targets for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of unsuspecting...
November 22nd, 2022

New Study Finds the Best and Worst States in America for Identity Theft and Fraud

Our latest study reveals which states rank at the bottom in protecting their residents from identity theft and fraud. We analyzed Consumer Sentinel data on the rise of identity theft and fraud in each state and major metropolitan areas, and then evaluated them using a composite score that’s weighted based on growth rates, dollars lost,...
November 21st, 2022

The Four Best VPN Travel Hacks

Why You Need a VPN Before and While You’re Traveling Whether you are traveling home to see family for the holidays or finally booking that dream vacation you put on hold for the last two years, everyone can appreciate a good travel hack. When you use a VPN, or virtual private network, has a multitude...
November 21st, 2022

How to Report Identity Theft

Identity Theft and Fraud Are On The Rise Some people only learn about identity theft when they’ve become a victim of identity theft. Others think about it as something that can only happen to other people. Unfortunately, identity theft and identity fraud are on the rise across the country, meaning it’s more likely that you...
November 21st, 2022

Parents, You CAN Protect Your Kids Online

The Importance of Communication Between Parents and Children Parenting a teenager is a challenge. It can be difficult to know how much autonomy to give your child and how to have conversations about internet safety. As kids turn into teenagers, they begin to seek out advice and learn societal norms from their peer group more...
November 21st, 2022

What is Identity Theft Insurance and How Does it Work?

What is Identity Theft Insurance Identity theft is an increasingly concerning issue for anyone who uses the internet. As our physical and digital lives grow deeply intertwined, the repercussions of having your identity stolen affect you online and in real life. Over the course of the pandemic, identity theft report and identity fraud cases increased...
Home Security
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November 29th, 2022

4 Ways to Improve Your Home Security in 2023

If your New Year’s resolution is to protect your home and family, Batten has 5 ways to improve your home security in 2022.
November 29th, 2022

Ring 2 vs Ring Pro | Which Is Best for You?

Ring stands out among the key industry players when it comes to home video doorbells. The leading manufacturer offers a wide range of home security solutions to provide insight into who’s standing on your doorstep and what they’re doing. Better yet, the smart home solutions allow you to communicate with these visitors without leaving the...
November 21st, 2022

Give the Gift of Security This Season With Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts are the ones given with care and attention to the wants and needs of the receiver. Show your friends, family, and all your loved ones how much you care about them by giving them the gift of security this holiday season. Because while another pair of socks is great, the security that...
November 21st, 2022

How to Use Your Home Security System to Defend Your Home Against Cybercriminals

When hackers gain access to your home security network, they can easily access other smart home devices connected to the network. These cybersecurity threats are some of the reasons why every home needs a resilient security system equipped with proper cybersecurity protocols.
November 17th, 2022

Why House Fires Are So Common During the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a perfect storm for disaster. Between Christmas tree fires, new or infrequently used cooking equipment, candle fires, and an excessive amount of holiday lights, the risk of fire from flammable decorations skyrockets. You don’t want to end up on the news because you tried to burn your Christmas tree after the...
November 10th, 2022

Pet Owner Safety Tips: Best Security Cameras for Cats

Cats are often independent creatures. That’s part of the appeal of choosing a feline companion over a canine one. However, just because Whiskers can be alone for the night as long as you’ve put food and water out, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still be taking safety precautions. It all starts with understanding the basics...
Emergency Prep
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November 21st, 2022

6 Items to Keep On Hand in Case of a Utility Cyberattack

Any business is susceptible to a cyberattack, including your utility providers. As we see these attacks increase, with foresight and planning you can reduce these risks significantly if a cyber-attack strikes your utility provider.
November 7th, 2022

How to Get Off-Grid Power

When my husband and I bought our 35 acres in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, it felt like a dream. Mountain vistas, driving distance to ski mountains, and unbroken views of the most pristine high-altitude wildflower valleys. But those unbroken views came with a price: we were ten miles away from any power lines to...
September 26th, 2022

How to Prepare for a Water Supply Crisis

What is a Water Supply Crisis? While there’s been no shortage of natural disasters and crises to fill newspapers this year, one quiet crisis that may not have caught your attention is the growing threat of water supply problems. In this article, we’ll cover some of the causes of low water supply and ways you...
August 18th, 2022

Family Disaster Plan and Supply Resources

Be Prepared Before Disaster Strikes The best time to be prepared was yesterday. The second best time is today. While you may sometimes get weather alerts for snow storms or hurricanes, other emergencies happen without warning. Power outages, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, house fires, and home break-ins can all happen at any time. Do you have...
July 27th, 2022

3 Takeaways for Disaster Preparedness from the Texas Power Outages

Texas suffered massive power outages in February as a result of a winter storm. Here are the disaster preparedness lessons we learned from it.
July 26th, 2022

How to Prepare for Extreme Heat Waves and Blackouts

Prepare for Extreme Heat Waves and Blackouts Heat waves are affecting large swathes of the United States and Europe this summer. Now is the time to prepare for extreme heat waves and the rolling blackouts that can accompany them. You might not think of a heat wave as an extreme weather event like a hurricane...
Podcast
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Batten Down Dialogues — Our podcast on keeping you and your family safe

From the perspective of technology CTO's and Navy Seals to everyday families, Batten Down Dialogues covers a wide range of security topics that are informative, eye-opening, and applicable to everyone.

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