Are you wondering whether more and more schools are making the switch from their older, wired clock systems to new wireless clock systems? As a matter of fact, they are! Outdated wired clock systems have given the education industry a serious run for their money for far too long. After having exhausted much of their resources on the ongoing care of these old fashioned time systems, schools and universities across the country are making the decision to switch to synchronized wireless clocks within their facilities. While simply updating to a modern wired system from a dependable manufacturer can relieve most problems, there are added benefits that make going with a wireless clock system hard to resist. But first, let’s look at few factors that typically lead administrators and facility managers to make this decision; maintenance, time and money.
Seemingly Never Ending Maintenance
Old wired clock systems are typically outdated and unreliable compared to their wireless clock contemporaries. In some cases, schools may have systems as old as 30 years. And as we all know, technology has come way to far these days to continue to rely on such “ancient” ways. These education facilities typically require constant upkeep for clock systems. Maintenance personnel frequently find themselves servicing wired clocks by checking/replacing wires, replacing parts, or replacing non-serviceable clocks altogether without wireless clocks installed in their place. Depending on the issue, even external labor may occasionally need to be hired for specific problems.
Wasting Time in More than One Way
The time that facilities managers, maintenance crews and administrators find themselves spending on their aged clock system takes away from the time and energy they could devote on more important matters. When issues must be addressed frequently for both the old clocks and for other issues in general, sometimes workers have to remind themselves just to take a second to breathe. In addition to mechanical issues, these “elderly” clocks may constantly need to be adjusted to account for drifting due to their lack of frequent correction. Even the time displayed on each clock becomes a matter for concern as teachers frequently complain about their inaccuracy.
Money out the Door
Between paying for labor (both internally and externally) and spending so much time making sure the wired system is kept running, serious resources are wasted not taking advantage of a wireless clock option. Just to keep up, more employees need to be hired, more labor hours must be expensed, hundreds to thousands of dollars are spent on repairing and replacing clocks not under any warranty, and costs incur from the need for new parts and/or wiring.
Making the Switch
Finally, we get to the moment of truth. After all the headaches that an old wired system gives staff members, those making the decision to switch are constantly going with the wireless clock system. Even though going with a modern, newly innovated wired system can eliminate all those issues, many are still going for a wireless clock system that is hassle free but offers more than just reliability. Wireless clock systems eliminate wiring costs entirely are able to synchronize frequently and correct often for drifting, eliminating the possibility of inaccuracy. As you can see, installing wireless clocks in schools and universities means more than just saving time and money for educators……it’s a lifesaver!