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Saved By The Bell: How Wireless Relays Make The Bells Ring On Time

Posted by Tom Nelson on Oct 19, 2016 1:07:21 PM


There are many advantages to a wireless clock system. One of the most critical is the ability to operate a lot of different systems all from a central computer screen in synchronized harmony. How does the system make school bells (or anything else) ring on time? We can thank the magic of wireless relays, which can turn just about anything on and off when you need them.

Whether you want to save electricity by turning off the lights, or you simply need your entire operation working together as one unit, wireless relays are the key. But how do they do it? Here's how wireless relays make the bells ring on time, every time.

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Synchronize Your Operation

A wireless relay operates the same as a standard wireless clock, using wireless signals to synchronize everything together. The most obvious example is a bell which rings at a set time — to signal the end of class, the end of the day, or any other reason everyone needs to know it is time to move on.

The wireless relay has a set of contacts that act as a switch to open and close, thus providing power to something. When the wireless relay receives a radio signal from the wireless master controller it closes the contact points allowing the power to go through the relay and turn on whatever it is attached to. The contacts close and the relay operates as nothing more than a remotely controlled light switch.

For a wireless bell, the application is straightforward — simply connect the wireless bell to the power end of the relay and set the ring time at the web-based controller and you are done. They can be set to only operate on weekdays, weekends, or any pattern you need. That's the simple but magical way the controller and wireless relays work together.  

The Power of Wireless Relays

A wireless relay is much more powerful than this, however. It can be used to operate any device, such as turning the lights on and off at a preset time. The same principle applies to decorative fountains, sprinklers, or any other equipment. It works with any electrical equipment you need to have synchronized.

With these simple devices placed anywhere convenient, you can use your wireless clock system to run far more than just the clocks in your facility. Nearly everything can be synchronized to your central system that you want to control on a regular schedule.

Perfectly on Time

Wireless relays are an important part of any wireless clock system. Count on them to automate everything you need to have controlled on a regular basis. That even includes making sure the bells ring on time so that everything and everybody can work together and always be perfectly on time, every time.

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Topics: School Clock Systems, Wireless Clock Systems

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