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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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September 30th, 2022

How to Choose a VPN

Assessing Your VPN Needs If you’ve learned about what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, does, what it can and can’t protect you from, and decided it was worth the extra security to get one, now you may be stuck trying to choose the right VPN provider. With so many names in the VPN industry...
September 29th, 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...
September 29th, 2022

How Common is Identity Theft?

Cybersecurity, COVID-19, and Identity Theft Statistics When quarantines went into effect around the world in Spring 2020, it felt as though life slowed down (unless you worked in healthcare, teaching, or another essential job position). But identity theft and fraud criminals went into overdrive. With more people working from home and online than ever before,...
September 29th, 2022

What is Child Identity Theft?

A Specific Kind of Identity Theft When it comes to keeping your identity safe online to prevent identity theft, we’ve written extensively about the topic here at the Batten Resources blog. However, there are multiple kinds of identity theft, as cybercriminals get more creative in the ways that they can steal your identity. One of...
September 26th, 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...
September 19th, 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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September 29th, 2022

The Four Best Ways to Protect Your Recreational Vehicles

How to Keep Your Recreational Vehicles Secure Most people know how to set up car, home, and life insurance. It’s just another part of “adulting.” But did you know that there are many other kinds of insurance out there that can protect your other valuables? Or that insurance isn’t the only solution to keep your...
September 29th, 2022

Why All-In-One Security Solutions Are The Best For Millennials

What Millennials Want (Hint: It’s All-In-One Security Solutions) What do houses and avocados have in common? According to some people, avocado toast is to blame for why millennials aren’t keeping pace with previous generations in settling down and buying houses. There are some stark differences between the buying habits of millennials and previous generations. Millennials...
August 12th, 2022

4 Ways to Improve Your Home Security in 2022

If your New Year’s resolution is to protect your home and family, Batten has 5 ways to improve your home security in 2022.
August 12th, 2022

Wired v. Wireless Video Doorbells: How to Determine Which One is Right for You

Wired video doorbells versus wireless? It's a brand new conundrum for consumers. We break it down, step by step.
August 12th, 2022

Batten’s Top 3 Video Doorbells for 2022

From reliability to monthly subscription charges, compare the features of three top contenders and find out which are Batten’s top video doorbell for 2022.
August 10th, 2022

How to Prevent Your Baby Monitor From Getting Hacked

The rise of home Internet of Things (IoT) devices makes it easier for hackers to hack into your baby monitors. The good news is there are protocols you can put in place to protect your baby monitors from falling prey to cybercriminals.
Emergency Prep
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September 29th, 2022

How to Prepare for a Disaster: 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...
July 25th, 2022

5 Extreme Weather Events of 2021 and How to Prepare for 2022

Get the details on the top 5 craziest weather events of 2021, and then dive into our disaster preparedness guide for 2022. Basic disaster preparedness matters.
July 8th, 2022

How to Protect Your Family and Home from a Fireworks Mishap

Fireworks: Aerial Spectacular or a Disaster Waiting to Happen? New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, your local sports team winning the play-offs. Any of these reasons are enough for the sale of fireworks to spike in your area (assuming fireworks are legal where you live). But before you go lighting up an aerial display for...
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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