Schools Clocks—What They Do For Universities
Using synchronized time in universities has become a standard in higher education for years. In fact, more and more school clock systems are being implemented within new construction or remodeling projects throughout the country and abroad. When it comes to getting what you need out of timekeeping, synchronized school clock systems offer just the kind of dependability and convenience colleges are looking for. With that in mind, let’s look at what these clocks have to offer.
One of the most advanced (and most common) types of clocks being installed in universities today are wireless school clocks. A wireless school clock offers perhaps the simplest of installations a school could hope for. They require no additional wiring and can be battery powered. Simply power and mount it anywhere within range of the wireless signal transmitter.
With a school clock system, all clocks throughout a campus will maintain an accurate time display. Because these clocks are constantly connected to and referring back to a main transmitter, they will correct frequently and never drift over time.
Control over Other Systems
If a facility has multiple systems like alarms, bells, or heating and air-conditioning, some school clock systems have been known to interface with these devices. Typically, relays can be programmed to switch on and off in order to activate the tied-in systems at desired times. With these systems installed in universities, multiple schedules can often be made and things like lights and alarms will activate at a time that is accurately reflected on each school clock displayed throughout the campus.
Most school clocks synchronize with a master clock and reap the benefits of its capabilities. The master clock can be programmed locally (and sometimes via additional software) to reflect desired time settings, such as Daylight Saving Time (DST), time zone offset, and email notifications. Because every school clock will synchronize with the master clock, they will each reflect the same settings. And for systems with scheduling abilities, various daily schedules will also be programmable through the master clock and/or its additional software.
At the end of the day, synchronized school clocks implemented in a university will not disappoint the students and faculty. They will always provide the correct time as classes begin and end, they will make necessary changes automatically for things like DST, and the master clock will provide additional systems control features for facility managers. A school clock system will give a university the exact time it needs while offering the flexibility and control they never knew was available to them.