IP Clocks—the Corporate Way

Does your office complex look like a mess as employees clock in and out for the start of the day, during breaks, and when going home? If you feel like your corporate center is struggling for efficiency when it comes to punch-in times, then it may be time for you to consider a new synchronized clock system. An ideal solution, in particular, for corporate centers is IP clocks. Having an IP clock system will eliminate all clocking in and out issues that are caused from inaccurate clock times displayed throughout the building. There are several advantages to this system that makes this true. This blog aims to explain those features in detail to help administrators and facilities managers make the switch to IP clock systems. Let’s break it down for you below.

With the IP clock system, comes the convenience of installation. Because office buildings typically come with network infrastructure, installing this type of clock system requires no additional wiring behind walls because a clock can be placed wherever a network Ethernet connection is present. In some situations, IP clocks can both receive data and be powered-over-Ethernet technology (also known as a PoE clock) when the building has PoE infrastructure. Corporate center IP clocks will then be able to remain in sync with the rest of the devices attached to the network using the same NTP server they do as a time source. In this way, every clock will use the same, accurate time reference and synchronize frequently to assure no drifting occurs.

What does this mean for employees in the building? It means no more excuses when standing at the time clock too early. Each clock throughout the office complex will match each other, down-to-the-second, and there will be no discrepancies from room to room or workspace to workspace. Because multiple building campuses typically still run on the same network time, using IP clocks will even eliminate time inconsistencies from building to building as well. Lastly, when the time-clock runs on the network time along with everything else, then its time will match the time displayed on each clock. Essentially, this removes the excuse for employees to reach the punch-out clock only to realize they still have time to spare or should have clocked out minutes ago (let alone wasting company time and money in the process).

Ultimately, an IP clock system keeps a facility running smoothly. Not only are employees able to make meetings and meet deadlines with the accurate time in mind, they will be able to take breaks and clock in and out without error. For an office with time-clock issues, the benefits of a synchronized IP clock system are simply too difficult to resist when time is of the essence.