This Prime-Line Products door viewer is constructed from solid brass and comes plated in satin nickel. It features solid brass end caps with plastic and UL listed glass lenses. It provides 200-degrees of viewing and fits on 1-3/8 to 2-1/8 in. thick wood or metal doors.
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100%of customersrecommend this product32 of 32reviews
Rating Breakdown34 reviews
100%of customersrecommend this product32 of 32reviews
The item was easily installed. The instructions are easy.....use them. A 9/16" bore is required for the hole and this is well marked on the front of the container describing the item. I used a $4 spade bit (a lot of 9/16" drill bits were priced near $20). When completed, I set my shoes 12" from the bottom of the door outside, and I was able to see them through the viewer. I was also able to see the ceiling of the porch roof outside. The field of view is great. I can see the garage door which is 20' to the left, and the view extends about 35' down the driveway on the right.
Good range of vision. Pretty easy to install. The only suggestions I would give to the manufacturer are: 1) Print install requirements on outside of the packaging (to save a trip back to if one doesn't have the right size drill bit (it's a larger one). 2) include a metal strip to help tighten this on to a door. It's wider than most flathead screwdriver tips. I used the back of a butter knife.
Pros: Functional, Well Made, Good Size & Fit, High Quality
This thing was a piece of cake! for a woman who has never put in a peep hole I was pretty nervous about putting a hold thru my front door. I couldn't find anyone with the drill bit this thing required and buying a new one was out of the question due to the price so I ended up using a hole saw and it worked perfectly, actually probably better than a drill bit would of , the hole was perfect. I was done in less than five minutes! thats how easy it was! Fits great, works great, easy to install and perfect view :)
I love this product! We'd had a few neighbors have some issues, so I have been worried about opening the door to strangers. Since there were no 'peep holes' installed in either of our doors, I was worried about opening the door to strangers.
I literally bought this tonight, and installed it in two doors in a matter of minutes. It really took longer to get the drill out and set, and to get the vacuum cleaner to clean up the wood shavings.
The piece itself feels substantial, and is not cheap at all. It is a great value for the piece of mind of knowing who is on the other side of the door when you open it!
Make sure you get the 9/16th drill bit or spade if you don't have one. I didn't, and I wasn't able to find a bit, so I bought the spade. I was a bit nervous using it for the first time, thinking it might not go straight in if I wasn't careful. However, it was super easy to use. The instructions are also perfect, drill a 1/8 pilot straight through, then drill the 9/16th from each side so you don't chip the finish of the door.
Pros: Beautiful Appearance, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Great Value, Well Made, High Quality
The product itself is excellent, however, watch out for the drill bits that are required to install this. You'll need a to drill a 1/8th pilot hole followed by the 9/16th. My drill only had a 1/2 chuck, so be aware of that, a spade bit works fine. :-)
Don't know why I waited so long to have this installed in my front door, but I'm glad I have it now. My brother actually installed it for me but it looked pretty simple. I don't know a lot about door viewers other than what I can tell when I look through them. I get such a good, clear picture of what's on the other side of the door and the 200 degree range makes it even better. I'm not sure why anyone would want a door viewer of lesser quality when you can get this one at such a great price.
I always had to look through a window to see who rang the doorbell, even though I have a "No Solicitors" sign on my door. The problem was if someone was close to the storm door, I was not able to see who rang the doorbell. Hence, I did a day's worth of research and then went to the store to see this product. I tried one in the store and saw it has a wide angle both "top to bottom" and "side to side." Sold! I know have greater peace of mind since installing this product!
Purchased this to install in a new steel front entry door. The construction of the item is very good (no blemishes on the lens, etc.) and seems it will last. It's pretty straightforward with two pieces that are inserted in the door and screwed together.
I had big problems with the incomplete/wrong directions though. The directions say all you will need is a 1/8 and a 9/16 drill bits. You drill a pilot hole on each side with the 1/8 and then drill the main hole with the 9/16.
While 9/16 is a very close fit for the interior piece (had to wiggle the hole a little larger), it is way too small for the exterior piece to recess appropriately. Perhaps a 11/16 or even a 3/4 would be correct.
Instead of a 15 minute job, this turned into 2 hours as I tried to find a bit that would work and then finally just wiggled the hole larger using snips to deal with the shards of metal this left. Very poor.
Also missing from the directions are any kind of caulking/sealant guidance around the exterior piece of the unit. Left alone, water will get between it and the door. A small dab of clear caulk/sealant should definitely be used to keep your door from rotting/rusting around the peephole.
Overall, good product, but frustrating, wrong instructions.