Updating your G6-Series Time Clock with Daylight Savings

It's important to keep your employee time clocks daylight savings settings up to date. If these dates are not set, then your employee clocking transactions will not be correct. These instructions below need to be done prior to the DST start date.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are configuring your clocks past the DST start date you will need to issue a Set Time and Date command after Step 3 is completed.

These steps below MUST be configured by an employee who has full access/control over the ClockComms directory or else any changes made will not be saved.

Step 1 - Checking your clock and PC locations are correct

  • Open ClockComms utility
  • Click on Maintenance Centre
  • Click on Time Clocks
  • Select each G6 Time Clock and confirm that the Time Zones are set correctly.
  • Click Save and Close
  • Click on Time Zones
  • Ensure that your Local Time Zone (This PC): is set to where ClockComms is being run.
  • Click Save

Step 2 - Set the Correct Daylight Savings Definitions

a) Automatic
  • Go to Maintenance Centre
  • Go to Time Zones
  • Click the Update Time Zone Definitions button provided you are on ClockComms V7.3.0 or later
This will update all the time zone settings with their correct start and end dates.

Note: If this fails, then you need to either Manually set the daylight saving dates as below or download and install the latest ClockComms Software here in the same installation directory. You may need an IT representative to assist you with this.

b) Manual
To Manually edit the Daylight Savings start & end times, do the following:
  • From the Time Zone Settings Screen, select a time zone
  • On the Right-hand side, change the dates accordingly.
    Note: Please ensure that the times you are adding are correct. By viewing this link here.
  • Click on Save

Step 3 - Sending your G6 Time Clocks the correct DST settings

Now we have the correct Daylight Savings Definitions, let's update the time clocks

a) Semi-Automatic

  • Open ClockComms Utility
  • Highlight the Set Daylight Savings command, select All Clocks on the right and click on the Start button. 
  • Highlight the Set Time and Date command, select All Clocks on the right and click on the Start button.

This will tell the G6 Time clock to change its time forward/back according to the DST we have just configured.

b) Automatic - For those who are running ClockComms in 'Repeat Mode' 

THIS PART IS IF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS HAS ALREADY STARTED

  • Press Ctrl + M whilst your ClockComms is in repeat mode
  • Click on Repeat Mode
  • Click on the Repeat Enabled Checkbox to Uncheck it
  • Click on Save
  • Click on Close
  • Click on Exit Maintenance Centre
  • Click on Set Daylight Savings
  • Click on Start
  • Click on Set Time and Date
  • Click on Start
  • Click on Maintenance Centre
  • Click on Repeat Mode
  • Click on the Repeat Enabled Checkbox to Check it
  • Click on Save
  • Click on Close
  • Click on Exit Maintenance Centre

THIS IS TO BE DONE BEFORE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS

  • Press Ctrl + M whilst your ClockComms is in repeat mode
  • Click on Repeat Mode
  • On the Daily Events Column (3rd column), click on the first checkbox and change the time to 03:30
  • Ensure that Set Time &and Date & Set Daylight Savings commands are selected.

This sets the time to be updated to DST at 3:30 am provided your PC/Server time has automatically been updated with DST.

    This will now update your G6 time clocks with the correct DST setting.

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