When we first moved to our current home, one thing Crystal immediately missed from our old house was the door viewer. We call it a peep hole. Because we had a sleepy newborn at the time, she liked being able to look out when someone knocked on the door. If it was my mom or another family member, fine. If it was a solicitor she wouldn’t open the door. The house we live in now doesn’t have that. That’s one reason she created that printable no soliciting sign awhile back. But she really wanted a door viewer. Something that would allow her to see who was at the door before deciding to open it or not.
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She finally convinced me that we need a peep hole when I had a little incident with a politician. We were trying on costumes for a costume party and I was dressed as a pirate. Fully decked out with costume, hair, beard, accessories, etc. My mom and step-dad were there and we were expecting my brother. I heard someone walk up the steps and knock on the door. Assuming it was my brother, I jerked the door open and said AARGH!!!!, sword in hand. It wasn’t him.
It was a politician out campaigning. With his young daughter. There’s nothing like being greeted at the door by a pirate in full costume! Needless to say, he thought we were all crazy and never came back. If I’d had something like the Yale Digital Door Viewer with Recording I could have saved myself from some embarrassment. I’d have seen who was at the door right away because it has a built-in LED screen that lets you see the who/what is at your door.
This viewer even comes within sd card so you can record who’s visiting. That is a great feature to have if you plan on traveling or being away from home for the day. It adds an extra layer of home security. It’s also great for kids who may not be tall enough to look through a standard peep hole. They can look at the LCD screen and see exactly who is there.
It’s available in black and silver so it will look great on any door. It comes with everything you need to install it into an existing peep hole. You’ll need to drill a hole if you don’t already have one. Our door is steel so I’ll need a different drill bit than the one I have. We received one to test out so I don’t have any excuse for not installing a peep hole for Crystal. And after the AARGH incident, I’m ready. I’ll share a photo and update when I get it installed!
We’ve reviewed Yale Real Living products before and we love them. Check out our Yale Real Living Touchscreen Deadbolt review. We’re still using it, love it and it is still on it’s original battery!
Yale Real Living products are dependable and made to last and I’m looking forward to using the Yale Digital Door Viewer with recording capability.
Clay is a dad of 4 living in Kentucky. He is the co-owner/blogger here at Cinnamon Hollow. Clay enjoys DIY home projects, traveling in the Great Smoky Mountains and is an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. He and Crystal have been married for 1000 years, give or take a few. :0)