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Old 09-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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I live in a condo with a normal metal front door on it just like everyone else's. The odd thing is that our front doors do not have peep holes. I just want to add one for security reasons, as I don't like my girlfriend answering the door when she doesn't know who it is.

How hard is it to add a peephole to one of those doors? Is it just a matter of drilling a hole through and then snapping a peephole in?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 09-20-2006, 01:21 PM   #2
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I did it on our front door to our house. It had a white styrofoam core. I just drilled the size hole it specified in the directions. It comes in 2 parts. one part slips through the hole, the other part screws into the first from the other side. Hope this helps.

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Chris, you can add a standard peephole, but I really like this one. Big wide angle and you can see 'through' it from a good distance away. You cannot see through them at all from outside.

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Do a Google search and you'll find lots of folks selling them online. Your local locksmith might stock them.
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Hello there,

You can also go high tech and install a camera. This way she wouldn't even have to gett up to look. They are reasonably inexpensive, if you go to Sams Club they had them for $39.95 i do believe, and they work great for day and night, it also has an audio feature. Hooks right up to your computer or tv set.

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