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Topic # 185327 18-Nov-2015 14:03
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I am thinking about ditching my ADT monitored alarm and getting Morepork setup but wanted to hear from people who already have one first

So do you have Morepork installed at your home or business and how do you find it?

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  Reply # 1430417 18-Nov-2015 14:32
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yup I have it at home,   Installed alongside my Magellan MG5050 Alarm system.

its quite a good little product I find,  its essentially a rebadged QOLSYS IqPanel2.   Dead simple to setup and install.   only the video camera requires any wiring of any sort.   Does what it says it does on the box.   no complaints.  happy to answer any questions about it.

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  Reply # 1430483 18-Nov-2015 16:23
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Another home user here.

I use it in conjunction with my existing alarm as well - not due to any particular need, but rather because there isn't any need not to. Just gives me a few extra motion sensor points that were already setup than I would've otherwise had from the Morepork base kit alone.

Pretty happy with it overall - the app that drives it can do some pretty smart things with alerting, e.g., can configure it to let you know if you've not set the alarm by a certain time of day, then can just flip it on from the app if you actually did forget when you left the house etc.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1430502 18-Nov-2015 16:35
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Good to hear positive feedback.

Still very keen on it - just initial investment holding me back.



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  Reply # 1431093 19-Nov-2015 13:22
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Great to hear. I thought there might be a few complaints but good to hear everything is positive. I think I will definitely be signing up

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  Reply # 1432902 22-Nov-2015 20:52
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Just remember that when it comes time to renew your insurance, you read the terms and conditions of the alarm discount qualification carefully. Some insurers require that alarms be affixed systems that are installed by a qualified technician. There are also clauses (such as in mine) that monitoring must be conducted by a professional company.

That's no slight on the Morepork solution, it's just a few points to watch out for when dealing with insurance companies!

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  Reply # 1433948 24-Nov-2015 14:38
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Hi All, 

Just a heads up that a few moments ago we kicked off an offer where the starter kit price has been halved :) 

If the upfront cost was holding you back, now is the time. The offer is available until the 23/12/15.

Have a great break!

Morepork.





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  Reply # 1433951 24-Nov-2015 14:46
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MoreporkNewZealand: Hi All, 

Just a heads up that a few moments ago we kicked off an offer where the starter kit price has been halved :) 

If the upfront cost was holding you back, now is the time. The offer is available until the 23/12/15.

Have a great break!

Morepork.



Pity its not available to mobile customers




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  Reply # 1433979 24-Nov-2015 15:45
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MoreporkNewZealand: Hi All, 

Just a heads up that a few moments ago we kicked off an offer where the starter kit price has been halved :) 

If the upfront cost was holding you back, now is the time. The offer is available until the 23/12/15.

Have a great break!

Morepork.



I thought great - will get one now (took the credit card out)....

Bugger! Only for Spark customer only! I wish bigpipe customer can have it too.





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  Reply # 1434562 25-Nov-2015 13:36
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Does anyone know if you have two broadband providers/lines in your house (one with Spark, one with another ISP) and connect Morepork to the second line/ISP, it still works?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1434577 25-Nov-2015 14:04
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm,

Why would you bother if you already have an alarm? Seems to be a bit of double up and you cannot access your already installed alarm.




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  Reply # 1434589 25-Nov-2015 14:12
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dacraka: Does anyone know if you have two broadband providers/lines in your house (one with Spark, one with another ISP) and connect Morepork to the second line/ISP, it still works?

Thanks


Morepork doesn't care which ISP it is being used on. As long as it has internet will be fine.

You only need the Spark broadband account number to buy it.

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  Reply # 1450739 15-Dec-2015 12:57
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Do the deferred payments go on the broadband statement or a separate one?

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  Reply # 1450800 15-Dec-2015 14:04
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As far as I'm aware Morepork isn't fully exclusive to Spark anymore - can have a look at the website or have a chat to the Morepork team about it.


dacraka: Do the deferred payments go on the broadband statement or a separate one?


Deferred payments go on your Morepork bill, on top of your monthly plan.


I've been using Morepork for a while and it's pretty good - does what we want it to. We had it setup in our kitchen so that if someone in the flat left their dishes on the kitchen bench instead of in the dishwasher the image sensor would take a photo of them.




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  Reply # 1450802 15-Dec-2015 14:06
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The self monitoring fee seems high considering I currently pay $35 for professional monitoring now.




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  Reply # 1450804 15-Dec-2015 14:11
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MikeB4: The self monitoring fee seems high considering I currently pay $35 for professional monitoring now.


You are paying for 3G connectivity, plus platform hosting costs, plus storage of videos and photos, plus profit margin.



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