Brooklyn, N.Y. — The NCC, which markets electrical accessories under the licensed Stanley and Westinghouse brands, plans to step up its activity in the smart-home market with the planned launch of its first home-automation hub.
The Link hub will control the company’s indoor and outdoor smart plugs, which plug into existing electrical outlets and are controlled from RF remotes.
The hub will enable smartphone control via Wi-Fi of the company’s Stanley- and Westinghouse-brand wireless remote-controlled wall plugs.
The hub will be unveiled at the May 5-7 National Hardware Show and be available by the end of the third quarter. It’s positioned as a more affordable option compared with other home-automation hubs.
“We felt it was time to offer our loyal customers with an affordable and user friendly experience without sacrificing the quality they expect from brands like Stanley and Westinghouse,” said product specialist Elan Bach.
The company’s other Stanley and Westinghouse products include power strips, surge protectors, extension cords, indoor and outdoor timers, and remote-controlled indoor and outdoor electrical out
The company’s Westinghouse-brand existing wireless plugs are available through Amazon, CVS and ShopRite.