You’ll find Info Points in many churches up and down the country because it meets key objectives for stand-alone community initiatives and/or larger funded projects tied into fabric repair and maintenance.
Info Point allows your visitors to connect to a safe and secure private internet containing only your content. Informative church tours, videos, PDF downloads and the ability to lever donations are just some of the benefits of an Info Point. Build a digital hub that strengthens the community and enhances tourism by making relevant multimedia and interactive content available that isn’t dependent on mobile signal or a broadband supplier.
Info-Point is a one-off capital cost. Furthermore, it is:
- Covid-proof – people use their own mobile devices to connect and engage with Info Point
- Interactive church tours – signpost visitors to your most significant features and artefacts
- Unobtrusive – no need for panels or video screens but equally you can install a tablet in a secure enclosure that provides general access, if desired
- Stand-alone – no external connectivity e.g. mobile network necessary
- 360º panoramic images with info ‘hotspots’
- Self-managed – content is easily uploaded and updated by anyone with login details
- Universal accessibility – any device (new or old) with a web browser can connect
- Physical Security – locating Info Point out of sight won’t affect performance
- Cyber security – safe for children and protected against hacking and malicious use
- Low power consumption – the same as one 20w light bulb
- Community Sharing – local groups can be given their own independent area, and access, on an Info Point
- Donations – can be encouraged digitally
- Exclusive to visitors – bonus ‘material’ that www surfers can’t access
Looking for funding?
The National Churches Trust have a useful page detailing current funding streams for you to explore.
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