These House of Worship Technology Fails Have Us Hoping for Divine Intervention

Your church clients are hesitant to invest in quality AV? Show them how bad it can be with this slideshow of sinful house of worship technology fails.

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These House of Worship Technology Fails Have Us Hoping for Divine Intervention
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Church technology solutions should be many things: on-budget, depending on the size of the parish; crystal clear, even for the folks seated in far-away pews; present, yet not too distracting from what’s most important. But the house of worship technology fails presented here are sinners of the worst order.

Let’s face it, Houses of Worship customers sometimes request “church pricing” with higher-priced expectations. But integrators would do well to remind them of these considerations aimed at investing toward quality, reliable systems.

This slideshow we assembled of church tech fails, however, seems to be void of anything remotely reliable.

Line of sight? Wired mics near baptisms? Heinously underestimated load-bearings? We see it all here.

We don’t know if all of the offending church installations in the slideshow are the fault of a lazy integrator or a church “technician” seeking to save a few cents on a job. But t’s not as though there’s a shortage of house of worship technology professionals to choose from.

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Check out the slideshow of church technology fails here

Unlike their careless counterparts in the slideshow, these AV installations caught our attention for how well the AV systems integrator understood clients’ unique challenges and how closely they worked with the client to ensure they delivered an effective problem-solving solution.

Check out the winning HOW tech installation here.

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Have you seen fails this bad in churches before? Show us or tell us about it in the comments below!

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  • TK says:

    Sadly, this is not even close to the worst things I’ve seen in 34 years. You skipped the heated baptismal font with a floated AC ground on the element, I saw none of the RCA-XLR-TRS-TRF-TRM adapters, I didn’t see a single egg crate or swatch of outdoor carpeting glued to every drywall surface, and there’s not one antenna farm (a six foot folding banquet table with 12 channels of cheap wireless, all living above 618 meg). The swag lamp chain speaker fly-ware is so much more common than one might even suspect…insurance underwriters everywhere should have a collective shudder…if they only knew.

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