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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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August 16th, 2022

How to Manage Your Privacy Online

We All Care About Internet Privacy Internet privacy may be the one topic that unites all generations. Around a third of Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X and 47% of Baby Boomers are “very concerned” about Internet privacy (Source). Knowing how to manage your privacy online takes some initial set up, but then it’s smooth...
August 16th, 2022

4 VPN Options for Your Mac

While Mac generally has good built-in security, adding a VPN will offer more data security and protection for your device. Here are the best VPNs for your Mac.
August 12th, 2022

Is a VPN Worth It?

Determining a VPNs Worth If you’ve ever wondered how someone internationally has accessed Netflix content not available in their country, or how people hide their internet search history from their Internet Service Provider (ISP), you need to know about a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. VPNs may seem like a tool used by government agencies...
August 10th, 2022

How to Use Two-Factor Authentication To Protect Yourself Online

Upgrade your current cybersecurity protection with two-factor identity verification for your accounts. Take an extra step to securing your sensitive information by using a two-factor app.
August 10th, 2022

Here are 5 Sneaky Ways Criminals Can Use Your Stolen Identity

Stealing your identity is more than just making some credit card purchases. Here are 5 sneaky ways criminals can use your stolen identity.
August 10th, 2022

1Password Password Manager Review 2022

1Password is another expert-recommended, user-vetted password manager available on the Batten Marketplace. It has all the features you'd want in a password manager at a great price.
Home Security
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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.
August 10th, 2022

Batten’s Top 5 Outdoor Security Cameras for 2022

If you are looking to purchase an outdoor security camera for your home, check out Batten's top picks for 2022.
August 5th, 2022

Why #Vanlife and Full-Time RV Living Need Security

Mobile Living Needs Security Because It’s a Home on Wheels If Instagram and TikTok content are any indication of the latest trends, then tiny living and #vanlife are all the rage with younger generations. But older generations, retirees, and “snow birds” have made tiny living on the road a way of life long before social...
Emergency Prep
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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...
June 8th, 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.
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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