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# 193398 9-Mar-2016 16:05
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Morepork online advert reads 'from just $498, worth $999"


A more correct advert might read: 'now from $498, no longer the ridiculous $999 we launched with"


So have Spark simply moved from scalping early adopters, or does the pricing adjustment suggest it's not been a runaway success to date?











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  # 1509979 9-Mar-2016 16:11
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I looked at this for a bit but decided against. Company's like Spark tend to drop services like this as soon as the going gets a bit harder and you are left holding the empty can.

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  # 1509980 9-Mar-2016 16:14
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It's a cool looking product, just hard to justify the up front when we have a working (albeit dated) alarm.


The starter kit is a good deal (compare to any package home security self monitor solution) - but in my case I then add on 2 PIR and a smoke alarm and that adds close to $300.


If I was more flush I would do it. I think alarms are a hard sell at the best of times.


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  # 1509981 9-Mar-2016 16:15
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" Morepork launched in August 2015 and has been steadily building strong brand and product awareness in a very fragmented smart living and security market."


"Morepork commercially launched in August 2015 and is already seeing excellent brand recognition and customer satisfaction with a steadily growing customer uptake;"


Thats from the annual report.  Maybe it also need to share the bit from the discussion on media:


" With the market rapidly evolving and reshaping, we are moving towards a more open platform-based approach that complements our other digital services for customers, and gives us more flexibility as the market continues to change. "

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  # 1510000 9-Mar-2016 16:47
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Hard to really say. Most peices of tech will start at a high price then rapidly drop in the first year of its life . - look at TVs for example.
Apple seems to be largely the exception

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  # 1510001 9-Mar-2016 16:48
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The whole market for products such as Morepork (and as a whole) is really an unknown one. Literally every man and his dog are trying to get into the smart home business with products and the amount of Z-wave and similar kit at CES was amazing. The biggest problem seemed to be nobody really knew who was going to buy the stuff.


I met one of the guys from over there and spent quite a while chatting to him. They they (and everybody else) have a good product offering but convincing people they need it.

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  # 1511143 11-Mar-2016 10:38
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$198 for the first 500 customers.



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  # 1511203 11-Mar-2016 11:52
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I'd never go with Morepork - Canary is much better, video streams beautifully now, it looks infinitely better, and is a whole lot cheaper.  


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  # 1511218 11-Mar-2016 12:02
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Is Morepork still only available for Spark customers?

Life is too short to remove USB safely.

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  # 1511265 11-Mar-2016 12:39
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Is Morepork still only available for Spark customers?



I believe it can be used with any provider now.

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  # 1511308 11-Mar-2016 13:26
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I'd never go with Morepork - Canary is much better, video streams beautifully now, it looks infinitely better, and is a whole lot cheaper.  





Does one Canary offer enough coverage for the average home, or do you need multiple?




Morepork is on special for now, $198.

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  # 1511354 11-Mar-2016 14:23
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yeah 1 camera is not the same thing.

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