How To Install A Peephole

Opening your front door without knowing who’s standing behind it can be very dangerous. A peephole is an affordable security feature, easily installed in any front door whether it’s made of wood, fiberglass, steel, or a composite material. Follow these easy steps to enjoy the peace of mind you’ll have after installing a peephole in your front door.

What you’ll need:

1. Cordless drill / driver

2. Hole saw kit

3. Wide angle viewer

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How to install:

1. Mark the viewer’s position on the door, preferably centered in the door stile near eye level. Bore the hole with a saw, starting the saw on low speed.

2. Finish boring the hole from the outside. Sand the finished hole, making sure the drilled edges on both sides are smooth.

3. Lastly, screw the viewer body clockwise into the prism cover. For metal or fiberglass doors, modify the exterior prism cover by trimming off the plastic spikes. Glue the cover to the door with a bead of silicone caulk, and mount this wide angled viewer so the viewer body faces indoors. Vwallah! You have now have the security of a peephole in your front door! Make sure the entire family knows to check through the peephole prior to opening the front door.

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