Keeping students and faculty members safe and on schedule depends on accurate, reliable and precisely synchronized time from the classroom to the lunchroom. Efficient and orderly class changes, punctuality, standardized testing, measurable safety standards, timely bus schedules and accurate attendance records rely on precisely synchronized time throughout a school or campus.
Daylight Saving Time can prove to be especially problematic, requiring recurring and costly manual time adjustments. Thousands of educational facilities nationwide are burdened with spending hours of time, changing the hands of time, twice per year during Spring and Fall Daylight Saving Time. It takes a maintenance worker from 5 to 30 minutes to reset a clock, depending on complexity. Multiply that by 100 or more clocks and it winds up costing a substantial amount of money in maintenance expenses every year. It's a job that can't be delayed, and resetting them by hand, and getting them all synchronized, is next to impossible.
Synchronized clock systems take time changes off the to-do list by eliminating the need for manual time changes. These intuitive timekeepers automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time, springing ahead one hour at the start of Daylight Saving Time, and falling back one hour when Daylight Saving Time ends each year. Radio Frequency Wireless synchronized clocks receive an official time signal from a radio frequency transmitter, while PoE IP Network synchronized clocks receive time over a local (LAN) or wide (WAN) network. The result-your facility never misses a tick without ever touching a single clock.
Synchronized clocks go beyond Daylight Saving Time. Since every clock displays the same exact time throughout an entire school, district or campus, they eliminate time discrepancies, improve student and staff punctuality and standardize schedules. Synchronized clocks also promote personnel productivity and accountability. It is estimated that a synchronized clock system can save an average of $500 per employee per year on top of annual Daylight Saving maintenance labor savings (assuming they make $15 per hour). Use in conjunction with Bell Systems and/or Digital Timer Systems to ensure accuracy and precision when administering standardized testing and timed events.
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