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Touchton Electric and Alarms, Inc.

Serving the residents of Pittsburg, KA since 1969.

In 1969, Elijah “Touch” Touchton was discharged from the United States Air Force after serving for eight years, including one year in Vietnam. After being discharged, Touch, Doris and their daughter Janet moved to Pittsburg, Kansas. Touch’s goal was to attend Pittsburg State University and to become an electrician.  While attending classes, he also worked part-time for R.E. Emerson until graduation.

Touch started his own business, Touchton Electric Service, in 1972, doing residential and commercial wiring.  A classmate, Floyd Crain, worked with Touch as an electrician.  Another classmate, Phil Lane, became the office manager.  When Phil retired, Wanda Nickle was the office manager for many years.

In the early years of the business, “Butch” Emerson was Touch’s “coach”.  He was available at any time of day or night to answer questions or offer advice.  He was a good friend and an important part of Touchton Electric becoming an established business.

Please contact us by calling (620) 232-9294, or emailing us here.

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Preventing Identity Theft

By on March 25, 2014

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., with nearly half a million people affected each year. Identity theft or Touchton Electric & Alarms Joplin MO Identity Theft fraud is the taking of a victim’s identity to obtain credit or credit cards from banks and retailers, steal money from a victim’s existing accounts, apply for loans, or even obtain a job using the victim’s name. Many thousands of dollars can be stolen without the victim knowing about it for months or sometimes even years.

Most often thieves will get your personal information by stealing your wallet. However, they also may steal mail from your mailbox, go through your trash, or even look over your shoulder to get your PIN while you’re at an ATM.

By obtaining your social security number, your birth date, and other identifying information, an impostor can be on their way to stealing in your name – ruining your credit in the process.

To prevent identity theft from happening to you, do not give out your social security number to anyone. Make a habit of tearing into small pieces all credit card offers, ATM receipts, bank statements, and other printed materials that have account numbers on them. Precautions like these can keep you from becoming a victim.

On the Internet:

Do not send personal information through email If shopping online, only use a secure browser that will encrypt or scramble purchasing informationOnly purchase from reputable Web sites Never give a bank account or credit card number to someone you don’t knowChange your password regularly, and do not use passwords that are obviousDon’t use the option that allows your computer or Web sites to remember your passwords.

Please contact us by calling (620) 232-9294, or emailing us here.

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ESA Members Look to Video, IT, IP and Mobile Devices for Growth

By on March 25, 2014

ESA Members Look to Video, IT, IP and Mobile Devices for Growth Survey reveals ESA member expectations for 2011-2012 Irving, Texas, January 25, 2011 – Members of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are expecting IP-based security, alternative alarm signal transmission,

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Halloween Safety

By on March 25, 2014

Halloween is a fun tradition, but often the excitement of it can cause children to forget to be careful. The major dangers are from falls and pedestrian/car crashes. Both children and adults need to think about safety on this annual