If you live in the south, you might know a little something about the house of worship integration market. Churches have undergone some of the most impressive renovations in the integration industry over the last couple of decades. These buildings now resemble concert venues, and services amass thousands of people at one time.
In fact, house of worship (HOW) is one of the perennially strongest vertical markets. Although numbers vary depending on whom you ask, there are estimated to be about 350,000 to 400,000 HOW buildings in the U.S.
Not all of them are using technology to enhance their services, but most sources agree that at least half of them are using video projection and audio systems.
Meanwhile, of all the vertical markets in which CIs operate, HOW seems to have the most unique characteristics, and successful integrators realize the value of a deep commitment to and understanding of these attributes.
Just in time for Easter (and Passover!), let’s take a look at some of the most impressive church renovations we’ve seen over the last few years. They range from a simple but effective installation of a video wall to church with a 75,000-gallon, salt-water aquarium throughout its halls.
If you’re looking for more on house of worship technology and installation, check out our sister publication Worship Tech Director for more information and case studies.