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They don't make my brand of clock anymore. What now?

Posted by Scott DeSmith on Oct 29, 2019 11:33:44 AM

When it comes to maintaining a facility's synchronized time system, industry changes might mean the brand of clock you use is no longer available. Thankfully, even if your brand is no longer being manufactured, you should still be able to find a replacement clock that works with your system. Because odds are, American Time still makes it.

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

The number of companies offering synchronized clocks has dwindled over the past 30 years, from a high of 15 to fewer than five today, according to Scott DeSmith, product application specialist for American Time. Knowing this, it's more and more likely you'll one day need to replace a brand of clock that's no longer being made. 

Rest assured, when a clock manufacturer stops making what you need, you're in good hands—pun intended. It would be understandable for those on a system with clocks that are no longer being manufactured to worry about finding replacement clocks, but, sure enough, you can still find the clock you need, even after the company runs through its remaining inventory. That's because American Time makes replacement clocks that are designed to work with many other brands and systems.

American Time makes replacement clocks that are compatible with the following brands: Cincinnati, Dukane, Edwards, Faraday, Honeywell, Lathem, MidWest Time, National Time, Notifier, Sapling, Standard Electric and Stromberg. 

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs

School Maintenance 101: How to Reprogram My Bell Schedule

Posted by American Time on Nov 14, 2018 11:39:42 AM

Remember when you had to go to places to run errands?

Of course, some people still prefer to physically go places, but it wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to deposit a check, you had no option other than to wait in line at the bank. Now you can use your phone to deposit a check.

If you're like most people, you've probably grown accustomed to using a computer and a web browser to take care of your routine business. Some common examples are shopping for new clothes online and conducting business meetings over video chat.

School maintenance workers and administrators can now experience this same convenience by accessing school bells through a web browser. For example, our AllSync® and SiteSync IQ® system can be used with Remote Connect to manage bell schedules. Here’s how to reprogram your bell schedule.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, School Clock Systems, SiteSync

School-End Checklist: Maintenance Tips for Your Wired Clock System

Posted by American Time on May 30, 2018 1:23:22 PM

The end of the school year is here, which means it's time to exhale. Those freshly emptied hallways and classrooms will bring some much-deserved peace and quiet after a long nine months, but they also provide a prime opportunity for routine maintenance.

Now is a good time for building workers to ensure everything is in working order, including looking at the facility's wired clock system. We'll walk you through a checklist to make sure your clocks are in tip-top shape.

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Topics: Clock Maintenance and Repairs, Wired Clock Systems

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