Energy Policy Act of 2005

Beginning this year, the Federal Government's Energy Policy Act of 2005 on Daylight Saving Time (DST) went into effect. With this Act, the start time of DST has been changed from the first Sunday of April to to the second Sunday of March (March 11). Also the end time has been changed from the last Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November (November 4). This has been done to save energy and to have more hours of daylight in the evening.

The new end date of November 4th for DST is fast approaching. There is relevant to our customers because you may have older equipment which was programed with the old DST in mind. You may need to take steps to make sure your equipment is set to the correct time. Your systems may be off by an hour for one week unless corrections are made.

The effect could be just a minor one, that is the display is off by one hour for that week to significant, with events that are programmed for certain times, can occur at the wrong time.

Please note that only systems with internal clocks that automatically change time for DST are affected by this. However if you would like help in determining this, give us a call and we would be more than happy to help you. (314)432-4200

- The Hackett Security Team

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