Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)
Consistent Clocks, Happy Campus
The River Valley Community College in Claremont sits on 141 acres along the New Hampshire-Vermont border near the Connecticut River.
Skip Davis became the facility maintenance director after a long career in teaching and engineering. The moment he started the job, he knew a synchronized clock system was desperately needed. “When I first came here, you couldn’t find two clocks in the entire building with matching time. It was a major frustration to teachers and students. As a former teacher, I know how important maximum learning time is for our students. They come first. We’re preparing them for the business world and proper time management is a learned skill.”
Skip went online and started checking around for synchronized clocks. “I knew we didn’t have the budget for professional installation of a new wired clock system. And it wouldn’t make sense to try to re-use the old wiring from the ancient clock system that hadn’t worked in years. I found exactly what I was looking for in a wireless clock system because we could install it ourselves.”
“When I was looking for this clock system, I got three quotes. I usually go with the lowest cost, but I make sure the company guarantees the product. American Time was the only vendor who sent someone out to visit me. Brent conducted a site survey so accountability was on him and the company. I knew they’d stand behind their product.”
River Valley Community College found the robust SiteSync IQ wireless clock system by American Time synchronized the entire facility. “The teachers are so used to it now; they forget how bad it used to be. If a clock is off even a little, I get a call. That shows how consistent the clock system is. Now that I have clocks under control, I work on other projects on my list.”
This article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of College Planning & Management.