|[March 03, 2014]
Companies Worried about Losing 60 Minutes to Daylight Saving Time May Be Losing a Lot More
DASSEL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Daylight Saving Time is March 9, and many companies lose an hour of
productivity as clocks skip ahead. But far worse than a mere 60 minutes
of lost time is the potential tens of thousands of minutes - and
thousands of dollars in wages - lost each year due to differing time
displays within a building or on a campus.
"Daylight Saving Time can cause some worry for industries like
manufacturing, health care and others that operate around the clock,"
explained Dieter Pape, president, American Time. "Time is money, but
what many companies don't realize is that they are losing far more time
during the other 364 days of the year due to inefficient, unsynchronized
Synchronized clocks keep the same, precise time throughout a building,
which is crucial for optimizing the flow of occupants as well as
ensuring security and more exact record-keeping for insurance or
regulatory compliance. In ddition to displaying the same time, American
Time synchronized clock systems automatically update for Daylight Saving
Time twice per year and save maintenance teams the time-consuming burden
of manually adjusting each clock. For even greater cost and labor
savings, an American Time master controller communicates the scheduled
on/off times to other systems within a building, such as HVAC, bells,
security or lighting.
Even the smallest discrepancy in time among a building's clocks can be
an expensive mistake. For instance, if 50 employees who earn $15 per
hour add an extra two minutes of breaks per day, the lost time would
cost a company $19,500 per year.
Health care, manufacturing, education and government organizations turn
to American Time to optimize the productivity of their workforce,
students and patients, to increase punctuality and to improve business
About American Time
From clock parts for the White House to
complete timekeeping systems for the largest corporations in the world
to a presence in half of the K-12 schools in the U.S., American Time is
the recognized leader in the manufacturing of integrated, custom
timekeeping systems and accessories. It offers Wi-Fi network clocks, IP
network clocks, power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks, battery and digital
clocks, as well as a master controller clock with the ability to run on
a legacy wired system concurrently with a new wireless clock system. For
more information, visit www.atsclock.com.
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