Why should you install a digital peephole camera? We will give you three compelling reasons to do so. Are you ready?
This is how it happens: You’re up a little later than usual, maybe binge-watching that Netflix series or surfing the web. Soon as you know it, it’s two in the morning and you think it’s high time you hit the bed. Just then you hear a pound at the front door.
But you weren’t expecting anybody.
It’s times like these that can really jar our perception that we’re safe in our own homes. The truth is that we live in a world where there are no guarantees, but that doesn’t mean we’re completely helpless. It’s up to you to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, so make sure you take every necessary precaution that’s available to you. Fixing any potential point of break in, like a broken window or a faulty lock, is a good first step. Installing a better locking system, like a high security lock or a digital lock, is also a good step towards ensuring your security. So, what else can you do?
At Racine’s Lock & Key, we suggest installing a digital peephole camera. Here’s why:
- You get a wide view of what exactly is standing outside your door
Most front doors have a traditional optical peephole as a security measure, but these offer a very limited view of the area outside (usually only half an inch!). It’s easy for someone to knock on the door and simply step to the side and it will look like no one is there. A criminal could hide a weapon just out of view as well. A really determined one might dislodge the regular peephole altogether. Also, if you’ve ever looked through your peephole before you’ll know that the view of outside can be distorted, like you’re looking into a magnifying glass or a fish bowl.
With a digital peephole camera, you’ll get a much wider view of the outside area with the simple installation of a wide-angle lens. An LCD screen mounted indoors will give you the picture of the high-resolution camera, so you don’t even have to walk up and press your eye to the door. This picture will also appear flat and will give you a more accurate depiction of the size and distance of the human or object. If the keyhole is somehow dislodged or tampered with in any way, you’ll be able to see the difference on that screen and immediately alert neighbors, other people in your house, and the authorities.
- You can see much better in the dark
Most nefarious acts occur at night because of limited visibility. Even if you have a peephole, you won’t be able to see very well if it’s dark outside. Especially if the person standing at your door is wearing dark clothing.
Technology these days is getting better every day. Even with the cheaper digital peephole cameras, you will get a better view of dimly lit areas due to built-in sensors. However, there are also night modes available nowadays. Now you can see in the dark almost like it’s daytime!
- It’s cheaper than you think
These systems don’t take a long time to install and they are a lot cheaper than you’d imagine! It’s a cost-effective way to ward off would-be intruders and, most importantly, give you peace of mind.
If you are looking to install a digital peephole camera in Racine, Wisconsin, call Racine’s Lock & key at (262) 509-0366. We are your trusted & local residential locksmith and home security solutions providers. Our 24/7 locksmiths provide quick, mobile residential locksmith services to Racine, Kenosha, Oak Creek and Mount Pleasant.