Even with the most expensive electronic security system, the best locks and continuous monitoring, your home and family may not be safe if you open the door to a stranger. A conventional door peephole will only provide you with a limited view of who is on the other side.
Your front door is the main source of home security for yourself and your family from a potentially dangerous situation. Replacing the existing peephole with a door viewer will allow you to clearly view visitors from behind a closed door. Along with enabling you to better see who is knocking, there are several other benefits that come with the installation of a door viewer.
What is a Door Viewer?
A door viewer is designed to look like a standard peephole on the outside of the door, but the viewer has an LCD screen that is activated with the push of a button. The screen allows you to have a clear view of the other side of the door. They are made to fit either new doors or existing doors with a peephole. It is powered by batteries, so there is no external wiring.
Distance and Angle
Unlike a traditional door peephole, with a door viewer, you will be able to see the image of visitors outside as much as 15 feet away and with about 132-degree viewing area so you can clearly see who is at the door before opening it. You will also be able to see vehicles that are pulling in the driveway or in front of your home. If you live in an apartment, the door viewer allows you to see what is going on both outside the door as well as in the hallway.
One of the problems with standard peepholes is that they do not provide a clear vision, especially at night or when there is a glare, such as from holiday lights or street lamps. The door viewer does not require a well-lit background to produce a clear image. It will enable you to clearly see who is on the other side of the door even in reduced lighting conditions.
Capture Live Images
A door viewer automatically records visitors, whether you are home or not. It uses a digital camera to capture a live image of visitors and then displays the image on the monitor. It is an ideal form of home security for those who are concerned about burglaries in the area or if you travel and are concerned about break-ins while you are away.
A door viewer is perfect for children and/or wheelchair users because the viewer can be anywhere from 12 to 15 inches below the other side and they can still clearly see outside. It would make a great holiday gift for an elderly or visually impaired family member as well. Not only is the door viewer easy to install, but it allows you to see the visitor’s entire body as well as anything they are carrying.
Contact Area Safe & Lock Service to learn more information about a door viewer or to arrange for the installation of your door viewer.