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Topic # 225486 21-Nov-2017 13:34
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So Morepork have announced a new video-only monitoring plan, Morekpork Video, and I've got a pair of indoor cameras to test out. They can be mix and matched, so you could have one indoor, one outdoor camera, two indoor or two outdoor cameras. I recall some people mentioning in the original thread that they were disappointed because there was no outdoor camera, well now it's available.


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They have 720p resolution (would really prefer 1080p at least), motion detection, 2 way audio, live streaming, infrared sensor, and the ability to store videos in the cloud.


They don't have PoE support, but do have a mini USB to Ethernet adapter and the ability to connect to WiFi. I couldn't find out if they support 5Ghz (will check what my UniFi Controller says once I've connected them), but doubt they do as in order to connect them to WiFi you have to have a WPS capable router!! Or by first connecting it to Ethernet. (I thought WPS wasn't secure??)


The video camera packs start from $299.95 (2 indoor cameras) and require a $9.95 monthly subscription with you needing to sign up to at least 12 months. You can only have a maximum of 8 video cameras combined on one Morepork Video plan.


The cameras seem to be provided by Alarm.com.


It went on sale yesterday.


I think for the average home user, this would be an easy install, but for the more geeky users, this product seems a bit average... The newly arrived Netatmo devices seem to offer better features and not have to pay a subscription to store videos in the cloud.





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  Reply # 1905268 21-Nov-2017 13:50
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Hmmm Is it just me or can I not see where to Sign Up rather than Log In here: http://morepork.nz/portal





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  Reply # 1905279 21-Nov-2017 14:05
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sonyxperiageek:

 

Hmmm Is it just me or can I not see where to Sign Up rather than Log In here: http://morepork.nz/portal

 

 

I clicked 'Forgot Password', and then 'Logging in for the first time', which tends to suggest the credentials are associated with a device, and not user supplied.




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  Reply # 1905805 22-Nov-2017 14:53
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dclegg:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

Hmmm Is it just me or can I not see where to Sign Up rather than Log In here: http://morepork.nz/portal

 

 

I clicked 'Forgot Password', and then 'Logging in for the first time', which tends to suggest the credentials are associated with a device, and not user supplied.

 

 

Ah yes, it is. All sorted now. Cheers.







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  Reply # 1905806 22-Nov-2017 14:54
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So this happened...

 

 

Flash?!





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  Reply # 1905813 22-Nov-2017 15:25
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Why would you play a monthly subscription when you can buy a heap of cameras that provide the same functionality without any ongoing cost after purchase?


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  Reply # 1912873 4-Dec-2017 19:08
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We've just done a full home surveillance install, and we ended up building custom cameras using imported CCTV cases, Raspberry Pi's running MotionEyesOS, ZoneMinder server, and PoE support.

 

They costed about $150 each to build, but you basically have a camera where you have complete control over the security and transparency over what happens to your data. Plus on the Raspberry Pi 3 and server side video processing, you can get just under 1080 @ 20fps, so the quality is reasonably good.


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