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Install a digital peephole

The digital peephole is the modern version of the classic optical peephole, a simple eyecup to see who comes to the door. It has the advantage of a clearer view of the people behind the door. Some models also include a doorbell, or even the possibility of viewing visitors remotely on smartphone.

Necessary material

  • Mesureing tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Adapted drill
  • Rat-tail grater
  • Adjustable wrench

Steps

  1. Tracing and drilling the door
  2. Installation of the optical peephole

Tracing and drilling the door

Tracing the horizontal location of the peephole

Tracing the horizontal location of the peephole

1. Determine the center of the door in the width direction. Draw a marker in pencil.

Tracing the vertical location of the peephole

Tracing the vertical location of the peephole

2. Determine the installation height according to the size of the people who can use the device. This mark is usually plotted at approximately 1.50 m from the ground.

Drilling the door

Drilling the door

3. Drill the door with a drill bit sized to fit the diameter of the peephole. Be careful not to open too hard on the other side of the door, so as not to burst the veneer!

Installation of the optical peephole

Adjusting the hole diameter

Adjusting the hole diameter

4. If necessary, adjust the drilling diameter with a rat tail grater. Be careful, again, not to burst the veneer on the other side of the door!

Positioning of the peephole stage

Positioning of the peephole stage

5. After drilling the door, position the plate on the hole. Engage the eyecup on the inside.

Engagement of the eyecup

Engagement of the eyecup

6. Engage the optical part and its cable from the outside. The eyecup must enter the hole without forcing.

Clamping the inside

Clamping the inside

7. Screw the eyecup from the inside. Tighten it moderately with the adjustable wrench (be careful not to burst the platinum plastic by squeezing too hard!).

Connecting the camera cable

Connecting the camera cable

8. The eyecup incorporates a miniature video camera. Here you have to connect the flexible cable to the connector.

Presentation of the screen part

Presentation of the screen part

9. Clip the screen part on the board, after installing the battery (alkaline battery, or even lithium, never saline).

Visualization of the visitor

Visualization of the visitor

10. Press the video button to see the visitor on the screen. It is also possible to interact with him. The device also includes a bell.

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