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Tech Saturday: The Haven Lock

Dec 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“The best defense is a good offense.” This is exactly what the Haven lock offers. While there are plenty of things you can do to keep your home secure, Haven goes above and beyond. By withstanding the toughest of tests, this bit of tech provides the customer peace of mind in a more secured home.

What is Haven?

Haven is the ultimate smart home door stopper. After being mounted to the floor, it can be electronically controlled by an app via your phone’s Bluetooth, or mechanically by a foot pedal. Once activated the center of the ramp pops out, effectively blocking the base of a door.

What does it do?

Haven claims to be 10x stronger than a standard deadbolt (not to mention it is secured to the floor itself instead of the soft wooden door frame). In Haven’s promotional videos, the door stopper has hit and tested with sledgehammers, axes and battering rams. In every video, Haven has come out as the winner.

It comes in two variations: a mechanical version activated by a built-in foot pedal, and an electronic version activated from the Haven app (or by a remote key fob similar to that of a car). The electronic version can also be accessed through Bluetooth if you prefer not to purchase the Wi-Fi hub separately. The security of this device can also be trusted over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks, as it uses FIPS-compliant encryption.

The Haven is made of strong, quality components. Each door stopper consists of steel, Delrin™, and military-grade nylon. Once it is successfully mounted to your floor, it isn’t budging. Pair this with the shatter-proof film you can apply to your windows and your home is essentially burglar-proof.

What’s the catch?

It’s not exactly sleek. It’s pretty much a raised black slab that is supposed to go right by the entrances and exits of the home. However, many of the reviews say that over time, it goes unnoticed. Haven also raises questions and concerns about how the door stopper could affect the ability of first responders to assist during fires or medical emergencies.

And when it comes to those kinds of emergencies, you should always choose to be with a company you can trust. Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news, technology, and updates in the security industry.

For more information on Haven, head to their website and check them out!

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