I'm in the market for a home security system does anyone have any recommendations?
Been hearing about this Morepork home security https://www.morepork.nz/ does anyone have it currently?
Is there one you have had good experience over another?
What are your requirements? Your question is pretty vague.
Do you want remote monitoring from a smart phone? Are video cameras required? How many zones?
More detail would be nice, home security covers everything from access control, alarm and monitoring, CCTV and even fire alarm and monitoring...
Oriphix: Hi Guys,
Valid point okay so my requirements are:
- Need 4-5 out door cameras
- Need 2-3 In door cameras
- Need 1 Front door camera so we know who's at the door.
- Need 5 door monitoring
- Need 12 window monitoring
Would be nice to monitor this from my smartphone
Wow thats quite a list of cameras you want. Bear in mind for good quality cameras you are looking at a minimum cost of $300 +installation and you need to work out if you want cameras that record to themselves of a centralised storage device (NVR). Also with that amount of camera that would need to be wired as your wireless access point would never cope of the traffic.
Re the door and window monitoring I would guess that would be a reed switch on each. I think you are best to contact a security company but I would not think you would get much change out of $4k if your really lucky.
Why do you need so many cameras at home? My wife said "no" to cameras, so we didn't feel like we were being watched all the time. Our system has a number of motion sensors, no cameras, and no door / windows monitoring.
Why bother with door/window reeds? From my experience, they cause nothing but hassles and are the biggest cause of false activations / service callouts.
With that said, if you are wanting that level of security, a Morepork system will probably work out quite expensive, a 17 zone security panel is pretty much a commercial panel (you could have multiple inputs assigned to 1 zone to reduce the number of zones, but this makes identification of activations / false alerts problematic).
You haven't specified motion detection with PIRs, any reason? Window / door monitoring is a real American way of security with motion detection being more the norm in NZ.
8 channel security camera system for indoor/outdoor with remote app, Dahua or Uniview are the current kits we are installing, 4tb HDDs, remote access etc
I wouldn't bother too much about trying to catch them or get your stuff back. Have an alarm with a loud siren to deter entry, if they get in and take stuff have insurance to fix / replace.