Archive for Wednesday, October 26, 2005

That secure feeling

Tonganoxie business focuses on security systems

October 26, 2005

A new Tonganoxie business looks out for its customers.

Wirenuts, a security business owned by Kelly Shoemaker and Mike Triplett, is at the corner of Fourth and Main, in the former Pammy Sue's building.

They sell, install and service various types of security devices, including driveway alerts, intrusion alarms, hidden security cameras and even medication reminders.

Shoemaker, who is the son of John and Jan Shoemaker, Tonganoxie, said that only about 30 percent of homes have security systems installed.

"Most people will not put in a security system until their home is burglarized," Shoemaker said.

The men said about half their work is for businesses, the other half for homeowners.

Included in their services are medical alert or panic buttons for the elderly or disabled to wear. If they fall down and can't get up or have another medical problem, they can call for help by pushing the button.

Shoemaker worked at Reuschoff locksmiths in Lawrence. For four of his 10 years there, he served as manager. It was there he and Triplett began working together.

"I hired Mike," Shoemaker said. "We worked together for about a year and a half and then we decided to branch out and do this."

Before working at Reuschoff, Triplett had worked for 20 years as a cable contractor. For 15 of those years, he owned his own business.

The men, who both live in Tonganoxie, started their business in January, working out of their homes as they continued in their other jobs.

Now, they operate their Wirenuts business on a full-time basis.

For more information about the services Wirenuts offers, call (913) 417-SAFE.

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