Who are we?
Glentronics, Inc. is a family run business and our goal is to take care of every customer just like they are family. Our mission has always been to create proprietary products that provide users with a superior method of accomplishing a task. Through innovation and dedication, we have led the way in Battery Backup Sump Pumps, AC Sump Pumps and Combination Pumps. We must stay true to what we know and excel at 110% every day.
What do we do?
Glentronics, Inc. manufactures The Basement Watchdog, PHCC Pro Series and The Intelligent Plant Light.
History of Innovation and Dedication:
Prior to inventing the Basement Watchdog, Alan Schulman was the owner of a Chicago area battery distributorship. He sold all types of batteries including automotive and marine models. Many of the marine batteries were used to power backup sump pumps.
Some customers who purchased marine batteries for their backup pumps, returned them years later, disappointed that their basement had flooded. After analyzing the problems, it was clear that over the years the homeowner had not properly maintained the battery’s fluid level, nor had they properly cleaned corrosion from the terminals. They’d killed the battery! Alan saw the need for a battery backup system that would alert the homeowner when problems arose or maintenance was needed.
The result was the Basement Watchdog Big Dog (AC/DC), a system that would monitor the battery, pump and power conditions, and sound an alarm when maintenance was needed. This system monitors many things including: low battery fluid, discharged battery, pump failure and much more. In 1989, after three years in development, the first system was sold to a local hardware store.
It wasn’t long before homeowners started telling their neighbors, family and friends how the Basement Watchdog had saved their basement. The word began to spread, and so did our distribution outlets. There is no better advertising than word of mouth, and that is exactly what paved the way for Watchdog success. Today, the Basement Watchdog systems can be found in stores across the US.
Alan believes strongly in improvement, and through the years Glentronics has created new systems, as well as continuing to upgrade existing systems and batteries. Our intense focus on improving our products for the benefits of our customers has garnered us success in creating reliable products along with important patents. Through innovation and dedication, we have led the way in battery backup sump pumps and will continue to take this knowledge to the world of primary sump pumps. In 2005 we introduced a new line of energy efficient sump pumps, leading the industry in green technology. Two years later, driven to the creation of reliable and unique products for homeowners, Glentronics came out with the first combination sump pump system, a primary pump and a backup pump, pre-assembled, making installation quick and easy.
Over the years it has been extremely gratifying to hear from satisfied Watchdog owners who have been saved from flooding by our products. It’s always thrilling to hear their stories. Everyone here at Glentronics shares excitement and pride in our products. In the upcoming years, we look forward to bringing more products to market that will provide security and peace of mind to homeowners.