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Protecting Your Equipment with Wire Guards [VIDEO]

Posted by Carmen Dimond on Jan 24, 2018 10:15:06 AM

You wouldn't leave your cell phone unprotected as you venture into the unpredictable environments you encounter day-to-day. Your investment is just too great to risk it. But what about the investment you've made in your facility's clock system, and the other pieces of equipment you rely on to keep things running smoothly? That's worth protecting, too.

Wire guards for clocks and other pieces of vital equipment protect your investment from damage, vandalism, and theft. After all, it's not just the equipment you have to think about, but the environment that surrounds it. Here’s a look at the types of wire guards available, why they're important, and the best environments for them.

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Topics: Protective Wire Guards, Videos

How Schools Can Use Technology to Improve Emergency Protocols [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Sep 6, 2017 11:00:10 AM

When there’s an emergency in a school, efficiency and communication become paramount. Working hand-in-hand with the deployment of better emergency notifications is the utilization of high definition visual displays, like the EverAlert Emergency Communication Platform.

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Topics: Videos, School Clock Systems

What Type of File Works for Custom Logo Clocks? [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Aug 16, 2017 3:53:11 PM

It’s important to know what type of file to send for preparation of custom logo printing to ensure that the final product looks it’s best. In this video, Aron Levandowski walks us through the types of files and the differences between them.

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Topics: Videos, School Clock Systems

Emergency Communications: Why Visual Alerts are Better [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Jun 28, 2017 12:56:54 PM

When emergencies happen in a school, the safety of the students is the number one concern for teachers and administrators. Emergencies typically include fire alarms, weather warnings, and unfortunately, school lockdowns.

No matter what kind of emergency it is, clear communication is extremely important. That is why emergency alert systems that use visual alerts are more effective than your typical audio alerts seen in schools. Fred from American Time is here to tell you why visual alerts are better when it comes to emergency communication — and in regular school routines too.

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Topics: Videos, School Clock Systems

Wi-Fi vs. PoE Clocks: Which Network Clock is Right For You? [VIDEO]

Posted by American Time on May 31, 2017 10:39:36 AM

Deciding what type of network clock you need, whether it be Wi-Fi or PoE (Power Over Ethernet), all depends on the connection to the internet in your facility. Some buildings may have more accessibility than others, so it's really up to you when purchasing your clock system. Here are some tips for determining what will work best for you.

 

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Topics: Videos, Synchronized Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems, PoE Clock Systems

The Terminology for Wired and Wireless Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 10, 2017 3:05:10 PM

At a quick glance, you may not notice the characteristics of the clock in your classroom, office, or facility. Would you be able to tell if the clock next to your desk is a wired or wireless system? You probably have no idea and quite honestly why would you if that clock is doing a great job with keeping accurate time. The terminology isn’t something you pay attention to, but that’s what we’re here for. In this video, we explain the terminology you should know for wired and wireless clocks, making your decision to purchase a system or repair a system that much better informed.

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Topics: Videos, Wireless Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

Choosing Between Network and System Clocks [VIDEO]

Posted by Aron Levandowski on Apr 12, 2017 9:33:02 AM

When looking at buying a new clock system, it is important to understand the difference between network clocks and system clocks. Deciding between the two will depend on how you plan to use your clock and how your building is wired and constructed. Here is an explanation of what each one does, and a few tips to consider when choosing between network and system clocks.

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Topics: Videos, Wired Clock Systems, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

Top 4 Reasons to Consider a Wi-Fi Clock System [VIDEO]

Posted by Tim Leung on Mar 30, 2017 1:28:52 PM

Less stress and more productivity are just a couple of the benefits of having excellent time management skills. However, the key to managing your time well is by having a reliable time-piece to keep you on track. Many schools and businesses are now turning to Wi-Fi clocks because of their reliable timekeeping abilities, as well as the additional benefits they offer facilities. In this video, our Director of Engineering Tim Leung explains the reasons they may be a good fit for you.

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Topics: Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

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: Videos, Wi-Fi Clock Systems

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: Videos, School Clock Systems

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