|SEASON 10 EPISODE 18|
|Entrepreneur||Alex Bertelli and Clay Banks|
|Asked For||$500,000 for 6%|
What is Haven Lock?
The HAVEN lock is a safer alternative to the common deadbolt lock. HAVEN locks are effortlessly installed at the bottom of a door and are ten times as strong as the average deadbolt. The HAVEN lock comes in two distinct styles; the HAVEN Mech is a manual lock that is activated by the press of one’s foot, while the HAVEN Connect can be bolted via Bluetooth by way of the HAVEN Mobile App.
Who Owns Haven Lock?
HAVEN was founded by Alex Bertelli and Clay Banks. Bertelli proudly served the United States as a Special Operations Aviation officer after graduating from the University of Dayton.
After his service, he earned his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill and his graduate certificate in consulting from Penn State.
Along with being the CEO of HAVEN, Bertelli is currently the CEO of the economic development firm The Arrowhead Group. Banks attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Advertising.
Before he was the COO of HAVEN, Banks founded Pure Life Industries—which developed ways to engage with customers through developing technological trends—and he was the regional director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
HAVEN locks were inspired by Bertelli’s first-hand experience abroad in Afghanistan and Iraq while fighting for his country.
Bertelli noticed that many of the buildings were reinforced with steel bars on the doors’ lower portions.
After returning home, Bertelli noticed a significant amount of break-ins occurring within his neighborhood, and thus he partnered with Banks—who was experiencing a similar issue within his area—to make HAVEN locks a reality.
HAVEN locks have been proudly protecting families since 2018.