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Popular mechanics award logoProtected Home is the consumer products division of Control Products, Inc., a world leader in electronic design and manufacturing with factories in Minnesota and China.

Control Products was founded in 1985 and became an Emerson Climate Technologies company in 2010.
We have grown to become a global manufacturing and distribution company with three primary business segments:
  •  Protected Home: The consumer products division selling home protection products for temperature monitoring, water alarms for leak detection and home security.
  • Standard Products: Off-the-shelf controls, alarms, indicators and sensors for temperature and humidity – used in HVAC, refrigeration, industrial and food service equipment applications.
  • Custom OEM: Designing and manufacturing custom OEM electronic controls for a wide variety of industries including the Food Service, HVAC, refrigeration, medical, industrial and consumer products industries.

Home Automation Cover GraphicProtected Home sells its products through retailers, catalog companies, on-line retailers, dealers and wholesale heating, plumbing, electrical and industrial supply distributors worldwide.

Protected Home is based in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.  Our several hundred employees enjoy golfing on our very own 2 hole golf course during our short, but warm summers.  Minnesota winters are legendary with International Falls, Minnesota often recording the coldest temperature in the nation on many days.  It is our Minnesota winters, however, that helped define our Protected Home division.  The FreezeAlarm was first introduced to the public in 1987.  This remote temperature-monitoring product has evolved to now include four models with our latest Wireless FreezeAlarm offering even the largest home affordable protection from frozen pipes.

Today, Protected Home manufactures and distributes remote temperature alarms, water alarms and home security and automation products throughout the world.  Our products have been featured on the Today Show, HGTV, countless local television news programs and our WaterAlarm Plus and MiniAlarm Plus were awarded the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award in 2006.  Home Automation magazine named our FreezeAlarm product line one of their Products of the Year in 2004.

Control Products is committed to protecting the environment and safeguarding its employees. We have taken progressive steps as a global manufacturer toward keeping our environment safe from harmful chemicals and giving our employees the benefits and resources to have enjoyable family lives.

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  • Compliance with regulations concerning hazardous substances in our products and plants.
  • Lead Free Manufacturing Worldwide. We were the first in our industry to establish a RoHS manufacturing facility which means all of the consumer products we manufacture are 100% lead free. All three of our manufacturing facilities are now RoHS compliant.
  • Manage supply chains of the components we buy to reduce packaging and waste materials and establish short lead times to keep inventory stocks fresh and eliminate wasting materials that expire.
  • Innovative measures to reduce our energy consumption and thus make our carbon footprint a little smaller.
  • Our several hundred US & China employees enjoy competitive wages, benefits and company activities that allow for breakdown of departmental barriers and open communication of company performance and strategic vision.

We look forward to protecting your home with our home protection products. Please let us know if you have a product idea or improvement we can make to one of our products. Call us at 800-880-6000 or send us an email with your ideas.

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