Lonnie Miescke Honored by WISA for 40 Years of Excellence

When H&S Protection Co-Owner Steve Garritson first met Lonnie Miescke in 1992, he was the new Operations Manager for Central Control. Lonnie then was the third shift central station supervisor. When you run a 24/7 operation, Steve knows your best people need to be on the weekend and evening shifts. When his beeper went off at 3 a.m., he knew it was a situation that needed his attention, and Lonnie was able to resolve most situations with customers and employees in a professional manner.

Steve knew he had a great employee in Lonnie, and because of her 40 years of service in the Wisconsin security industry, WISA (the Wisconsin Security Association) honored Lonnie with  a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40 years of superior customer service.


WISA understands Lonnie takes people and property seriously and has displayed a consistent professional demeanor over the years in her approach to customers. She has built numerous friends and relationships with customers in her interactions over the years. WISA thanked Lonnie for her professionalism and superb customer interaction skills over her 40 years in the security industry.

When Steve asked Lonnie to reflect back over her 40 plus years in the security business on what she liked the most and the least, she said the least was the central station days when storms came up and the alarm activity would overwhelm the automation system and force a reversion to manual operation. Many times, Lonnie would stay to help the next shift until they got caught up.

“She liked the early Sentra Days Friday happy hours. We would send Lonnie to the bar next to the railway tracks with our drink order to bring back. We assumed they would provide a tray to hold the drinks. NO! Instead, Lonnie would recruit a bar patron to help her carry the drinks to our second-floor office. Once at the office, the patron would try to leave but Lonnie insisted he stay because most likely we’d be doing this again soon,” Steve said with a chuckle during the WISA awards ceremony presentation.

Most of all, Lonnie likes the friends and customers she’s had made along the way. Steve has seen first-hand the cards, letters, flowers and presents customers have sent her.

“Lonnie, the security industry and I owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done  through 40-plus years of excellent customer service. It is my honor to present to you the Wisconsin Security Association “Lifetime Achievement Award,” Steve said.

Limiting Entrance and Exit Points

Limiting entrance and exit points to your business are part of a successful security strategy. It intuitively makes sense – fewer access points make for fewer locations where a breach can occur.

At the same time, by limiting where people come and go, you simplify your security plan. Whether you use an access control system, video cameras, or some form of intrusion detection, by limiting key points where people come into your facility, you make it easier to establish your security protocols at those locations.

That’s where H&S Protection comes in. We hold discussions with clients on how to best protect your access points after you’ve determined where delivery trucks, employees or customers enter or exit. With your input, we craft the best system to protect your facility.

Entrances and exits can be the weakest points in an otherwise successful security strategy. No matter how many cameras, motion sensors or access control technologies you have in place, if you can’t monitor and control who comes in and out of your building, then it is easier for a perpetrator to find a weak link.

After meeting with H&S, our staff will craft an intelligent plan using smart technology choices. You can transform your building’s entrances and exits from the most vulnerable part of your facility to the most secure.

To find out more, call us in Stevens Point at 715.377.0727, or Pewaukee at 262.574.7777.