Electrical Upgrades to Assist Aging in Place

Posted by Wilcox Electric on May 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM

How (you wonder) could electrical upgrades assist aging in place? You might be surprised. Eventually, everyone needs to think about how to best prepare for aging, whether for their parents or themselves.  So, what can you do to make a home more age-friendly?

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Topics: Smart home, Aging in place, Digital safety

Beware of Fraudulent Phone Calls!

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Apr 5, 2021 4:37:08 PM

Wilcox Electric will never call, email, or text "out of the blue" and ask you for personal data!

We recently heard from a customer who had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be a Wilcox Electric employee - the caller ID even showed our phone number. But she knew something wasn't right when she was asked (by a foreign voice) to provide personal-financial information. Very wisely, the person on the receiving end of the call did just the right things...

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Topics: Aging in place, Digital privacy, Home security, Digital safety

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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