Tips from Wilcox Electric

Outdoor Electrical Outlets Make Holiday Lighting Safe and Easy

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Dec 11, 2019 3:40:42 PM

As the holiday decorating season approaches, do you feel the urge to festoon your home with lights? Is a shortage of electrical outlets the only thing standing between you and your colorfully lit dreams? Adding strategically placed outdoor electrical outlets can change your outdoor living game all year round.

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Topics: Exterior lighting

What You Need to Know When Buying Surge Protectors

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Dec 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

You’ll find them tucked behind most televisions and computer setups, but do you know what surge protectors really do? More importantly, do you know how to choose and properly use one? The right surge protector can mean the difference between destroyed devices and safe ones, so it pays to learn the basics.

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Topics: Electrical safety, Surge protector

Are Your Smart Devices and Appliances Safe from Hackers?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Nov 25, 2019 3:32:47 PM

How startled would you be if a male voice started talking to you through your baby monitor? It would freak you out, just like it did an Illinois couple in 2018. Their smart home had been hacked. The hacker not only spoke to them, but he was also watching them through their in-house cameras. He also turned their thermostat up to 90 degrees.

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Topics: Smart home, Digital safety

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