Few things are more official-feeling than doing business with the government, but few things have the reputation of being more exasperating. From long lines at the DMV to inefficient, overburdened workers, the public can experience its fair share of hassles while handling important business in official facilities, potentially putting people off from handling what legally needs to be done.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though! Audio-visual technology can do wonders for improving the public’s experiences while visiting a government facility.

Aufderworld, your team of preferred Minneapolis audio-visual consultants, reveals our top picks for this application.

Sound Masking

Though it’s been widely adopted in hospitals and financial institutions, sound masking is a technology that government facilities should embrace with open arms.

The science behind sound masking is complex; It uses sounds that mimic the frequencies of human speech to distort faraway conversations, leading to a feeling of comfort and privacy. In today’s chaotic world, that feeling is a rarity, and it’s even more so in government institutions, wherein noisy lines or a general public nature can cause major metaphorical headaches.

Give attendees the feeling of peace and quiet with sound masking devices, and your facility will be one of the most comfortable around.

Digital Signage

Many governmental facilities (with few exceptions) are quite large, making them difficult to navigate even for longtime employees – let alone someone who is visiting for the first time! Remove the burden of providing directions from your staff with digital signage.

Bright and bold, digital signage effortlessly catches passerby's attention, allowing them to reach their destinations quickly and ensure efficient business.


Security is essential for government facilities that house private information, and you need to go above and beyond the standard set of guards. CCTV can help your business in many ways, functioning as a fly on the wall in all rooms of your building.

Nothing goes unnoticed or unrecorded with CCTV. This serves a number of beneficial purposes, from dissuading criminals from acting in the first place to providing evidence that could prove indispensable in a court case.

Video Wall

If your government facility needs to constantly keep staff and visitors in the loop, investing in a video wall might be an essential A/V solution. Video walls are eye-catching and impactful installations comprised of multiple screens that work together to create a larger, unified message or image.

With video walls, government facilities can simultaneously display a wide range of content, such as emergency notifications, navigational information, branded videos, upcoming events, and so much more. They provide an effective way to deliver messages quickly, efficiently, and in a visually appealing manner.

Installation and maintenance for video wall technology are also fairly straightforward. However, some important considerations include the size of the screens, the type of content being displayed, and the environment in which they will be installed. Professional setup and ongoing support can help ensure each video wall performs optimally in its government building environment.

Check out some of our design and content recommendations that are most applicable to your custom video wall installation!

Control Systems

Looking for a one-stop shop for monitoring and controlling all your A/V operations? Commercial control systems are ideal for government facilities that need to oversee all components of their audio-video performance from one centralized location.

From controlling the interior temperature of your building to adjusting the lighting throughout the day, A/V control systems are ideal for facilities with more expansive A/V needs. You can also customize your A/V settings so they can automatically adjust throughout the day, whether it’s tweaking the lighting as the sun goes down or altering the audio during peak hours of foot traffic.

Best of all, A/V control systems can be controlled from essentially any mobile device, even a smartphone or tablet! Click here to learn more about how control systems are essential to any A/V setup for larger facilities or offices.

Choose Aufderworld for All Your Audio-Visual Needs

Government facility or sports bar, we’re your one-stop shop for audio-visual installation of all sorts. Reach our Minneapolis office today at 763-233-7700 for all your audio-visual needs.