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DMP Panels Not Affected By Extended Daylight Saving Time

October 29, 2007

Because DMP control panels include a programming option for daily time updates, the new Daylight Saving Time (DST) calendar required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will have no impact on DMP panels.

By synching with a DMP receiver, DMP panels avoid the risk of generating inaccurate time stamped openings, closings, trouble signals, and alarms during a seasonal time change, including the period of DST that has been moved forward from October to November.

Our design saves DMP customers considerable time and cost, said DMP VP, Product Quality Assurance, Marc Mills. DMP panels will continue to work accurately without customers having to download new software, replace PROMs or change programming in the panel.

Control panel time can be adjusted via the DMP central station receiver manually or automatically. Multiple time zones can be programmed independently.

President Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act, which extends Daylight Saving Time (DST) by four weeks, from the second Sunday of March through the first Sunday of November. Extended Daylight Saving Time will begin in March 2007. See below for the new "spring forward, fall back" dates for the next few years.

Year Spring forward Fall Back 2004 2 a.m. April 4 2 a.m. Oct 31 2005 2 a.m. April 3 2 a.m. Oct 30 2006 2 a.m. April 2 2 a.m. Oct 29 2007 2 a.m. March 11 2 a.m. Nov 4 2008 2 a.m. March 9 2 a.m. Nov 2 2009 2 a.m. March 8 2 a.m. Nov 1 2010 2 a.m. March 14 2 a.m. Nov 7 2011 2 a.m. March 13 2 a.m. Nov 6

DMP is a privately held independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, and access control products that are designed and made in the United States of America. DMP is the recognized leader of alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Chris Schultz at (800) 641-4282, or visit dmp.com.

For more information about daylight saving, click here. For more information about the Energy Policy Act, click here.