There is nothing scarier than hearing news stories about people breaking into homes…unless the news story says that someone will knock on your door and when you open it, three people shove their way into your home, subdue the homeowners and steal from you. Now imagine that one of the break-ins happened right around the corner from your house. Talk about scary.
I immediately started thinking about the different things I could do to protect myself and my family. I have two kids and while I’ve told them a million times to not just open the door, they’re kids and I knew they would be bound to do it from time to time. I briefly told them about the break-ins and told them to only let me go to the door. They listened pretty well, thankfully. Some other things I did to keep us safe:
- Had my husband install a peephole.
- I sleep with my Louisville Slugger baseball bat next to my bed.
- When I go to bed, my car keys go with me. I don’t have a house alarm, but if I hear a noise outside, I could use my car alarm to spook the person that may be out there.
While I feel like I was doing what I needed to do to keep us safe, I still didn’t feel safe enough. I wanted cameras so I could see who was at the front door before I even opened the door. That way, if I didn’t know the person, I didn’t have to open the door. And our city police officers have instructed people to call the police if you have someone a your door that you don’t recognize. I have NO problem doing that.
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My pleas for a camera for my front door were heard and I was sent the Yale Real Living Digital Door Viewer.
To say I was excited would be an understatement. I couldn’t wait for my husband to get home and install it for me! Installing was very easy. I think the hardest part was putting the batteries in the viewer (no joke).
About the Digital Door Viewer
- View a live image of who is at the door
- Built in LED so you can see who is at the door at night
- Images can be stored in internal memory so you can see who visited when you were out.
Like I said, installation was very easy. The Digital Door Viewer replaced my standard peephole. So no need to drill a bigger hole! At only $110, the Yale Real Living Digital Door Viewer is reasonably priced and should be on any and every front door, side door, etc!
I love this product! It is easy to use and both of my kids now check the viewer to see who is at the door before they open it or they come and get me. The only thing I would change is I wish there was an app that I could check the viewer without having to go up to the door! Does that make me lazy?!?