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Partnership with Petra

Partnership with Petra

The NCC is proud to announce our new partnership with Petra Industries for the distribution of the NCC products. We see it as a natural extension to the distribution services we provide. Petra will be providing the NCC with the drop ship capabilities to streamline our business with major retailers such as Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, True Value, ACE and others. We are excited to be moving forward with this new endeavor as this will now give customers better access to the NCC product lines in the USA.

Founded in 1998 in Brooklyn, NY, The NCC develops innovative consumer products for national omni-channel distribution, including mass merchants, home improvement stores, food and drug retailers, e-commerce retailers, distributors and direct marketers.

The NCC has been building our powerful brands such as Westinghouse® and Stanley® electrical and holiday accessories, by innovation, strong consumer care and unsurpassed quality for over 20 years.

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National Hardware Show

National Hardware Show

A namesake convention in the Home Improvement category, this year’s National Hardware Show has been one of the biggest yet. With over 2,800 exhibitors and around 30,000 industry professionals from 32 countries, if it has anything to do with hardware tech or tools you could find it here.

This year The NCC showcased all our wireless charging, car charging, workshop, and our best-selling portable and wall chargers.

Thank you National Hardware Show for great business opportunities and ability to see our customers and friends, all in one place.

See you next year in Las Vegas Convention Center for the 75th Anniversary of NHS May 5-7, 2020.

 

Stars and Strings

Stars and Strings

The NCC was pleased to be a part of the  Stars & Strings concert in Chicago on November 7. Located at the iconic Chicago Theater, the best country music artists lined up to honor our troops and veterans.

A portion of the ticket proceeds from Stars and Strings was donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational support to families of fallen and wounded soldiers.

Stars and Strings 2018

We Can Survive 2018

We Can Survive 2018

Once again We Can Survive has partnered with some amazing companies to help bring you an incredible event. Westinghouse was one of them!

We Can Survive is a massive concert with a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sale going to the Young Survival Coalition to help in fight against cancer.

This year’s event featured musical performances by Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Ella Mai, G-Eazy, Khalid, Marshmello, Meghan Trainor, NF and Tyga.

The sixth annual concert event is held each year during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is presented in collaboration with Young Survival Coalition (YSC).

Take Charge of Your Power Cords

Take Charge of Your Power Cords

When it’s time to declutter and reorganize we’ll leave the clothing, books and knick-knacks to you. However, when it comes to your electronics, we have some great ideas to help you spruce up your space, neatly organize power cords and cables, and create functional and protective power centers, so you can focus on what’s most important to you.

We all know that switching out decorative throw pillows can be a simple way to update and brighten any living space. So, why not do the same with your extension cords? If you haven’t already taken the plunge, Westinghouse line of designer extension cords are stylish, tough and tangle-free, and can add a splash of color or blend in with your décor – it’s all up to you and your personal style.

Home and office spaces can quickly be overrun with a multitude of power cords. So, when they get out of hand and make your otherwise neat space look and feel chaotic, bundling and color-coding them can save the day. These reusable Stanley EZ Hook & Loop Fastening Straps are here to help you.

Throughout the year, it’s always a good idea to reassess your power hub needs to determine the best way to maximize outlets and protect your valuable electronics. Expanding an outlet’s capacity at the source is the best solution to minimize the need for extension cords and create a power center where you need it most. Wall taps and power strips can help you do just that, but keep in mind that while each of these options work well, only those with built-in surge protection will safeguard your electronics from power spikes and voltage fluctuations that could otherwise damage your equipment.

These models by Westinghouse and Stanley offer a variety of outlet and USB port configurations. 

Innovate Your Space with the Westinghouse Sure Series

Innovate Your Space with the Westinghouse Sure Series

With smart home automation on the rise, Westinghouse stays on the leading edge of the electronics landscape by delivering products that make life simpler by keeping customers on the forefront of smart technology. Check out all the ways Westinghouse is helping to redefine your everyday life with these unique Westinghouse Sure Series products.
Westinghouse Night Light Charging Station
If you are looking to charge four device simultaneously,  the Westinghouse night light charge station is exactly what you need. It’s unique design features 4 USB ports (4.8A) with LED status indicators over each port to notify you when charging has completed. A touch sensing dimming on/off button allows you to turn the night light on/off and dim the LED night light without interrupting your charge. Just press the W in the middle to turn the light on or off. If you want to dim the light, hold your finger on W until you reach the desired dimness, to make it bright hold the W in the center until you reach the desired brightness.
Westinghouse Wall Surge 6
A necessity no matter where you live, this Westinghouse Electrical Wall Surge 6 will come in handy.
• 2 USB Charging ports
• 6 Grounded Outlets
• 490 Joule Surge Protection
• Smart Technology provides optimal charging current
• Protected LED indicator
Westinghouse Car Charger
The Westinghouse Power Extend Car Charger allows front and rear passengers to keep their devices charged. A perfect solution to keep everyone happy during those long road trips! You can charge up to four devices simultaneously and keep everyone happy while on the road with this Westinghouse Car Charger. It features 4 USB ports and a 6 foot cable.9.6 amps of total power gives you optimal charging power for the most demanding devices. A Spring loaded clip and Magnetic mount option allow for easy placement anywhere around the vehicle. A perfect solution to keep everyone happy during those long road trips. Compatible with iPhone, Samsung, other smartphones, tablets, and many other USB devices.
Westinghouse Charge Tower for Universal Smart Phones
Charging all your devices at home or in the hotel at the same time just got easier. The charge Tower features 5 USB charging ports and smart technology that identifies which devices require more power. The charge tower’s attractive design will look great on any desktop surface. Whether you are in your kitchen, living room, office or bedroom, the Westinghouse Charge Tower will help all your devices stay charged. And it is light enough to become you family’s favorite travel companion.

Everything You Have to Know About Wi-Fi Devices

WiFi smart sockets are handy gadgets that connect to your home’s wireless internet to manage lights, fans and other fixtures from anywhere. Flipping a light switch becomes a thing of the past thanks to remote control with your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Voice command capability through a virtual assistant makes WiFi sockets an even more convenient choice for home automation. It really is a breeze to run a smart home especially with these common tips, tricks and insights to stay connected to WiFi devices.

WiFi is measured in frequency, and there are two main frequencies used for most homes.

  • 2.4GHz
  • 5GHz
     

Each type of WiFi has benefits and drawbacks.

  • 2.4GHz
    • Longer range
    • Passes through walls and other obstructions more easily
    • Doesn’t transmit as much data as quickly
  • 5GHz
    • Faster transfer of more data
    • Shorter range
    • More susceptible to interference from obstructions

All devices work on 2.4GHz WiFi networks, but some equipment, like smart TVs and gaming PCs, operate better with the faster speed of 5GHz networks. Because of this, dual-band routers are a popular option to receive the best of both worlds.

What is a dual-band router?

  • Dual-band routers broadcast 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals at the same time
  • Can appear as two networks
  • Sometimes automatically connects your devices to the strongest network signal

Lighting controls and other devices that don’t require a lot of data, like the Westinghouse Smart socket and the Westinghouse Outdoor Smart Socket and  Westinghouse WiFi Smart Power Strip, only work on 2.4GHz networks, so what can you do to ensure you’re connected to the right type of wireless internet?

  • Best solution – split the signals from your router to appear as two networks
    • Allows you to select which network you want to use at any time
    • Can be done during WiFi setup
    • Process varies by router and internet company
    • Contact your internet service provider for specific assistance
  • Possible quick solution – move away from your router during device setup
    • 5GHz has a shorter reach than 2.4GHz
    • Increase your distance to leave the range of the 5GHz signal while still accessing the 2.4GHz network
    • May need to move to another room approximately 20-30ft. away from the router

So, which should you choose, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz?

•     If faster speeds are most important to you, 5GHz is usually a better choice than 2.4 GHz.

•     If the wireless range is more important to you, 2.4 GHz is usually a better choice than 5 GHz.

•     If you have a lot of devices that use 2.4 GHz and you are experiencing interference or intermittent connection issues, then 5 GHz is probably a better option.