Decisions, Decisions: How to Decide between Analog and Digital Clocks

Deciding what type of clock to install with your synchronized clock system is usually based on your general preference. You may prefer the classic look of analog clocks. Conversely, you may prefer the more modern look of digital clocks. If you prefer digital clocks, you may argue that they are just easier to read than analog. These all seem like valid reasons to make the decision on which clock should be used in your facility, but that’s only if you don’t want to look farther into what these different clocks have to offer.

Aside from preference, there are other factors to take into consideration when making a choice between synchronized analog and digital clocks. You should consider the kind of benefits each clock can provide, or which type works best for certain facilities. The purpose of this blog post is to give insight on which clock is the best choice for your application.

Sapling Synchronized Digital Clocks:

Sapling digital clocks offer an array of benefits that you can utilize best in particular facilities and have many different features from an analog clock.

1. Synchronized digital clocks have timer capabilities

  • With the addition of extra software and controls, digital clocks have the ability to perform timer functions such as count-downs and count-ups.
  • Count-ups are very useful in a hospital setting where code blue situations occur.
  • Count-downs are a very functional tool in schools. Time allowed for test taking can be displayed on digital clocks and time in between class periods can be displayed while students are in the halls.

2. Synchronized digital clocks have great visibility

  • Because of their ability to position and adjust brightness levels, digital clocks can be read from long distances, making digital clocks an ideal choice for hospitals or schools with long hallways

Sapling Synchronized Analog Clocks:

Analog clocks also offer many benefits in specific applications, many of which digital clocks cannot provide.

1. Synchronized analog clocks are more energy efficient

  • With rising energy costs and the push for green initiatives, analog clocks are an energy efficient choice
  • They have the ability to run on D-Cell batteries from four to eight years without replacement
  • Sapling wireless clocks typically benefit any businesses trying to be part of the green movement and are a great application for facilities trying to cut back on energy costs

2. Synchronized analog clocks are cost effective

  • Analog clocks are cheaper than digital clocks
  • Ideal for large applications such as college or hospital campuses where hundreds of clocks are used

With all the various, yet different benefits that synchronized analog and digital clocks are capable of, decisions on which clock type to use should be based on something more than just preference. This benefits list should         provide you with the knowledge to make an educated decision on the type of clock to use in your facility.

However, if you would like more information on the subject, visit The Sapling Company’s website and see what kind of clocks would best fit your situation.