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Custom Clock Display Options on the New EverAlert Clock System

Posted by Fred Bezat on Mar 22, 2017 12:20:33 PM

Smart boards, mobile devices and laptops: this type of technology is driving learning in the 21st century. Students are using mobile computing and high definition displays more frequently to assist them in their education endeavors, as evolving trends in technology are focusing more and more on teaching children in a formal school setting. Now you can add a new type of clock system to that list, as customized displays are helping students and faculty work more efficiently during the school day, while providing information and creating a sense of school pride along the way.

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Topics: School Clock Systems

Protecting Your Equipment with Wire Guards [VIDEO]

Posted by Carmen Dimond on Mar 15, 2017 4:32:41 PM

Clock systems and other electronic equipment like exit signs or fire alarms can be costly investments for businesses or schools. Protecting them from damage, theft, and vandalism should be top of mind to ensure that they last. Luckily, wire guards are an effective and easy way to do this. Here’s a look at some of the wire guards available that may be a great fit for your facility.

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Topics: Protective Wire Guards, Videos

The Critical Role a Master Clock Plays Within Your Clock System

Posted by Tom Nelson on Mar 8, 2017 3:13:03 PM

When it's time for a group or team to come together and work in synchronous harmony, frequently one leader makes a call, and the other members respond, doing their job as the leader planned it. Think about a system of clocks at a school, medical center or manufacturing facility: If those clocks were a football team, the master clock would be the quarterback. Like a quarterback is to a football team, the master clock is the most important member of a clock system.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Synchronized Clock Systems

Are You Ready for Daylight Saving Time?

Posted by Tom Nelson on Mar 1, 2017 2:35:33 PM

Some people look forward to this day for months. No, it's not Christmas or Independence Day, it's the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST), when clocks are set ahead one hour to take advantage of natural daylight. For many people, this signals the start of spring. However, if you're in charge of company operations and need to make sure all your clocks are working correctly, DST can stand for deeply stressful trouble. That is unless, you have the right system of clocks. Here is what you need to know before DST begins on Sunday, March 12.

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Topics: Daylight Saving Time

Top Three Things to Consider When Purchasing Wi-Fi Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Feb 22, 2017 9:54:38 AM

Everyday more and more of our frequently-used devices are becoming wireless — TV’s, speakers, thermostats, door locks, etc. Even our clocks are switching to a wireless system that is quickly becoming the standard among schools and businesses. So here are 3 things to consider when making the transition to a Wi-Fi clock system.

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Topics: Wi-Fi and Wireless Clock Systems, Videos

New Technology Surrounding School Clock Systems

Posted by Fred Bezat on Feb 15, 2017 12:05:42 PM

When we think of smart technology, the first devices that may come to mind are smart phones, tablets and notebooks. Well, you can add school clock systems to that list. New technology surrounding these systems means that keeping time and keeping kids safe is now one bundled solution that falls under the smart technology umbrella. 

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Topics: School Clock Systems

When and How to Replace Clock Batteries

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Feb 8, 2017 9:29:09 AM

There have been many spectacular advancements in technology during the 21st century — obviously there are too many to list. However, one form of technology has remained relatively unchanged over the decades: battery power. Batteries are a reliable source of power and energy for innumerable devices we use every day, including clocks. As reliable as batteries are, they do eventually expire and need replacement. Here is a quick rundown on what to do, when batteries....run down.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs

Why You Need to Install a Master Clock System in Your School [VIDEO]

Posted by Tom Nelson on Feb 1, 2017 1:26:26 PM

Running late can set a negative tone for an entire day and easily disrupt your focus. A simple way to stay prompt is to have a reliable timepiece. Similar to the watch on your wrist, a master clock system is vital to keeping everyone in school on-time and focused on learning. Here are some of the benefits of installing a master clock system in your school.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Videos

How a Clock System Can Contribute To School Safety

Posted by Fred Bezat on Jan 25, 2017 12:40:01 PM

What do school buses, sidewalk patrols, caring adults and clocks all have in common? Believe it or not, all help contribute to safety at schools. Although clocks may seem to be the less obvious reason, here's how a synchronized system of clocks can help keep students safe during the school day.

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Topics: School Clock Systems

How to Understand Clock Movement Correction Assemblies

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Jan 18, 2017 10:56:19 AM

Looking at the inside of a clock and determining how all the parts work together can be fascinating, but trying to figure out how to correct a clock when it needs an adjustment can be downright intimidating. However, if you learn the basics of clock movement correction assemblies, you can foster the fascination, while eliminating the intimidation.

Start With the Basics

Many clocks are controlled by Hansen movements, which are designed to provide split-second accuracy. Small motors dictate these movements, but sometimes the motors need adjustment. 

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs

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