Archive for July 8th, 2011

Alarm Status Panel Clock: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Saw this at breakfast early one morning in DC on our April vacation:

Panera Bread alarm panel - bad clock

Panera Bread alarm panel - bad clock

Here’s the key part, amped up for readability:

Panera Bread alarm panel - clock detail

Panera Bread alarm panel - clock detail

I’m sure the manager’s three-ring binder has a whole section about the alarm system, its care & feeding, and the importance thereof. I’d guess there’s a dead battery in there somewhere and a power failure in the recent past.

This ooops obviously doesn’t matter, right up to the point where they have a break-in and the alarm system timestamps the event incorrectly.

The camera peered through a pair of window panes across the entranceway, as I didn’t want to get too conspicuous… we were, after all, in DC.

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