Who We Are
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 stay true to what we know and excel every day.
What We Do
Glentronics, Inc. manufactures The Basement Watchdog, Pro Series Pumps, and the Watchdog Water Alarm.
Our Innovation and Dedication
Prior to inventing The Basement Watchdog, Alan Schulman was the owner of a Chicago-area battery distributorship, where 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, 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, a system that monitors the battery, pump and power conditions, and sounds an alarm when maintenance was needed. This system monitors many things including low battery fluid, a 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. 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’s success. Today, The Basement Watchdog systems can be found in stores across the U.S. and in Canada
The Pro Series Pumps line was created for professionals as an opportunity to offer their customers “industrial grade products for the residential market,” continuing our tradition of creating high-quality products that homeowners can rely on. The Pro Series Pumps line also offers “Good, Better, Best” product options, allowing contractors to offer a range of products to meet the needs and budget of their customers while maximizing profits for the contractors.
Glentronics as a company strives to create innovative new products while continuing to upgrade our existing pumps, batteries and accessories. Our products are reliable and long-lasting because of our intense focus on improving our products to benefit our customers. Our unique designs have led to important patents. Although we are the leader in battery backup sump pumps, we are translating our knowledge and engineering talents 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, Glentronics came out with the first combination sump pump system, a pre-assembled primary pump and a backup pump, making installation quick and easy.
Over the years it has been extremely gratifying to hear from satisfied homeowners whose homes have been kept dry by our products. 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.