Maintaining Safety in Large Facilities

Managing a large facility is no easy task, particularly when you begin to consider the numerous details that must work harmoniously to in order for things to operate smoothly. When considering a large facility, such as a hospital or corporation, multiple tasks likely come to mind. These may include the handling of various utilities, waste management, and janitorial necessities. Perhaps one of the most important jobs of a facility manager, however, is the maintenance of a building’s security system. The safety of a building is a task that cannot be short-changed or overlooked, yet it can be difficult to stay on top of in a large-scale facility. Fortunately, a facility manager can kill two birds with one stone by installing a wireless or IP clock system in the facility. Not only will the building operate more efficiently through synchronized time, the building’s security system will become infinitely simpler to manage.

A wireless clock system maintains accurate time from a master clock, which transmits the signal to each individual clock. In addition to coordinating all of the timepieces, a master clock has additional features which will allow a facility to maintain the highest level of security possible. The master clock has scheduling capabilities which allow a facility manager to consolidate the building’s security system with the wireless clock system. Essentially, this allows for the security system to be automated. Whereas before, the existing security system may have relied heavily on employees to perform rote tasks such as activating door locks or setting alarms, such delegation is not necessary with a wireless clock system. This is beneficial because humans are subject to forgetfulness and error, which can result in severe consequences.

An IP clock system can be equally beneficial in bolstering the safety of a facility. Sapling IP Clocks receive their time through an NTP server in the network infrastructure. Because they integrate into a facility’s pre-existing IP network, any device that also receives its time input from the network infrastructure can also be synchronized in accordance with the clocks. This has many useful functions regarding security. For example, many facilities use Closed-Circuit Television to monitor the grounds as well as the inside of the building. These tapes have a time display that allows the reviewer to determine exactly when an incident has occurred, because unfortunately, even with top-notch security, unwanted incidents do happen. With IP Clocks in a facility, the time recorded through a closed-circuit security camera will never be disputed, because it will be receiving the same accurate time as every other clock in the facility. Therefore, incidents can be properly recorded and reported, providing the evidence necessary to take appropriate action.

Managers of large facilities are expected to maintain reliable and consistent security measures. This job is made much easier through the installation of a wireless or IP clock system. A top-notch security system provides not only the most air-tight safety measures possible, but also peace of mind for those who frequent the premises. When dealing with an issue as important as the protection of individuals and their property, there is no better tool in order to maintain accuracy and reliability than a Sapling Wireless or IP Clock system.