11.12.17

First UK installer offers services for Bitcoin

home cinema installed by UK-based smart home specialist Inspire Audio Visual
Home cinema installed by Inspire AV

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s unquestionable: Bitcoin is changing the way we live and make transactions – and now, it’s even changing how smart home systems are paid for as custom installer, Inspire Audio Visual, becomes one of the first to offer its services in exchange for Bitcoin.

Founded in 2009, York-based Inspire Audio Visual offers a number of custom services spanning audio visual, lighting, home cinema and automation, and will now accept the new form of payment in light of its increasing worldwide popularity.

The installer has become the first in Britain to offer its services in exchange for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

“Within the next 12 months, the use of Bitcoin will become more and more a part of our daily lives. As a smart home company it is our ethos to be at the forefront of technology – that includes payment systems and by offering this service we enable more customers to reach us,” commented Benjamin Davies, director at Inspire AV.

He added: “I have been involved in cryptocurrency for the last year and believe the ability to offer more products and services in exchange for Bitcoin is not only beneficial for our business but also for the future of blockchain technology. We look forward to welcoming a new range of customers to the smart home family.”

In accordance with Bitcoin’s valuation, Inspire AV will initially offer three tiers of home cinema package including all hardware and installation:

Bronze: 4K Samsung 55-in TV, Denon AVR, Monitor Audio 5.1 surround sound system and Control4 automation.

Fiat Value £5,000 (inc. VAT) currently 0.42 Bitcoin

Silver: Sony VPL-VW300 4K SXRD projector, Denon AVR (featuring Dolby’s new Atmos sound format in 5.1.4 configuration), 100-in fixed screen and Control4 automation.

Fiat Value £10,000 (inc. VAT) currently 0.84 Bitcoin

Gold: Sony VPL-VW500 4K SXRD projector, flagship Denon AV receiver (featuring Dolby’s new Atmos sound format in 7.2.4 configuration), 120-in acoustically transparent fixed screen and Control4 automation.

Fiat Value £20,000 inc VAT 1.68 Bitcoin

In addition to the above cinema packages, Inspire AV will now accept Bitcoin & Litecoin as payment for all custom installation services.