Are you looking to install a peephole on your door? Remember, you can always use a professional, but if you are an avid DIYer, then this is a good project for you to tackle! This guide from Affordable Lock and Security Solutions will walk you through the steps of how to properly install it in your door. Let’s get started!
Is it Easy to Install a Peephole?
Yes, it is relatively easy to install a peephole. All you need is the right tools and some patience. The process generally involves measuring and marking the area on your door where you want the peephole installed. Then, drilling small holes into either side of the door and then finally mounting the peephole into place. Once complete, you should be able to see clearly through the peephole.
It is important to take proper safety precautions when drilling and installing a peephole. Make sure to wear safety glasses or goggles and gloves, as well as ear protection if needed. Moreover, make sure that the surface you are drilling into is stable and secure. If there is any doubt, avoid the area altogether and consult a professional for help. Once your peephole is installed, remember to test it out regularly and make sure it has been properly secured.
Installing a Peephole Yourself: A Step-by-Step Guide
Following are the steps to follow while installing a peephole yourself.
Step 1 – Measure Your Door and Purchase the Peephole Kit
The first step is to measure your door so that you can purchase the right size peephole kit. Make sure to take measurements at least twice, just to be sure that you get the right size. Once you have taken all of your measurements, it’s time to head out and buy the peephole kit. You can find these kits at most hardware stores or online retailers.
Step 2 – Remove Any Existing Holes or Fittings
Next remove any existing holes or fittings from your door that may interfere with the installation of the peephole. If there is paint or varnish around the area, make sure to scrape it off before proceeding. Besides, after removing any existing holes or fittings, use sandpaper to rough up any areas around where the peephole will be installed.
Step 3 – Prepare Your Door for Installation
Now it’s time to prepare your door for installation of the peephole kit. Take some masking tape and cover up any areas around where the peephole will be placed so that only one side of the hole is exposed when drilling begins. Moreover, use a small drill bit (1/8 inch) and start drilling into one side of the hole until it meets on both sides of the door. Once completed, use a slightly larger bit (1/4 inch) and drill through both sides until they meet in the middle.
Congratulations! You have now successfully installed a peephole in your door! Keep in mind that if this project seems too daunting for you, then consider hiring an experienced locksmith instead who can complete this job quickly and safely. At Affordable Lock and Security Solutions our experts are available 24/7. We can help with emergency services as well as general lock maintenance for homes and businesses alike! Contact us today for more information about our services!