Model # EI-8132

Internet #204644868

Essential Illuminations Digital Door Viewer

Discontinued Essential Illuminations

Digital Door Viewer

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Product Overview

Digital door viewer replaces traditional mechanical viewers with a large clear image of the door's exterior. Gone are the days of not knowing who is outside your door. A quick tap on the view button instantly powers the easy to see screen. 105 degree viewing angle on the 3.2 in. screen gives a clear picture of who is present from the security of your home. Viewer automatically powers down after 10 seconds to preserve battery life.

  • 320 x 240 resolution
  • Uses 4 AAA batteries (included)
  • Fits most all exterior doors and easily replaces traditional mechanical viewers
  • Easy to install
  • Fits 9/16-3/4 door hole
  • Works on door thicknesses of 1.5 in. to 4.25 in.
  • Batteries are easily replaced and good for up to 2000 views

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Accessory Type
Commercial Hardware Type
Door Locks & Knobs Product Type
Hardware Finish Family
Hardware Included
Product Weight (lb.)
Security/ANSI Grade

Warranty / Certifications

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Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

Digital Door Viewer is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few dollars more and could have had a WIFI Camera If you dont have WIFI and are not a computer user, yet looking for a modern upgrade from a standard door viewer, this may be a good product for you. Just replace the existing or drill for a new viewer and put this into place. Looks pretty much like a regular viewer on the outside and a small viewing screen on the inside. But if you have WIFI, an actual wireless camera would be better. Then you can check who's at the front door from your chair, or as a matter of fact, from anywhere.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Digital Peep Hole I really like the idea of getting to view a screen with somebody on the other side of the door. A lot easier than using the standard peep hole. It is very easy to install. It took me 15 minutes to remove the old one and install the new one. Most of that time was trying to get the screw back in the bracket. There are a couple parts left over because of the thickness of the door. Instructions could be a little better. It doesn't show which way the cable is to connect to the viewer, but common sense should help there. A small phillips screwdriver is all you will need to install it. It does come with batteries. The picture could be better on which way the batteries go in. The batteries that were sent with it, I couldn't find the + and - ends on them, but could finally make out the way they are installed after using a magnifing glass on the picture. A light comes on the viewer when it is time to replace the batteries. The image on the viewer on mine isn't focused very well or isn't very crisp, but you can tell who it is when it is someone you know. I did remove the clear plastic protection cover over the lense too. I went online to see if there was anyway to focus or adjust, but couldn't find a site to help. Over all I still think it was worth getting and using. Still easier than looking through the old peep hole. I included pictures of the old one' view and new one and how it looks when viewing someone outside the door.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats a simple "peep hole" hands down Got this for my elderly mother to replace a regular "peephole" door viewer. And she loves it. The "wide angle" lens on the camera gives her a clear view of her entire front porch. Also, not having to lean in to look through the "peephole" is excellent. Mom has mobility issues due to an iffy knee surgery. Last thing she needs to have to do is lean to see who's at the door. With this widget, she taps a button and the screen shows the entire porch area. Installation was simple. Though the plastic tubing that fits into the door is slightly larger than the standard peep hole, I only had to augur out the existing hole slightly and everything went in easily. A couple of things you must be careful of during installation. One is to test the fit of the mounting hardware and make sure everything will fit well before attempting to install the camera. The camera is attached to the unit with the screen by a thin and rather fragile "ribbon cable". You don't want to have to move it much nor put much strain on it. Make sure the mounts are ready before attempting to put the camera in. And be careful feeding the ribbon cable through. There is a cellophane type covering on the lens cover to protect it during shipping. But, also, this has an "up arrow" indicating the top of the camera. Do not remove this until you are completely finished with your install. Getting the camera orientation correct may take some adjusting and you will miss having the little arrow (I took the covering off too soon myself, this made orienting the camera a little more tricky than was actually necessary). The unit containing the screen attaches to the mount by a very small screw at the bottom instead of the top. Not the most convenient positioning. You will want to test the unit before screwing it to the mount. I dropped the small screw a couple of times and it's tiny. And likes to bounce. Also, again, the camera's ribbon cable is delicate. Be careful putting the main unit with the screen onto the mount. The camera's ribbon cable "folds up" into the unit. You will not want to flex that ribbon a great deal. The socket the ribbon plugs into is quite small with tiny pins. Be careful to orient it correctly and insert the plug gently. I could see no way to straighten those tiny pins if one were bent. They're simply too small. If you only see color bars when you press the button on the unit with the screen, the camera cable may not be connected correctly. Another reason to test before attaching the main unit to the mount. If you have to pull the camera plug and reinsert it, I found that it seemed necessary for the main unit to "reset". I disconnected the power by opening the battery compartment, waiting a bit, then closing up the battery compartment again. This seemed to reset the unit and the picture came right back up. Finally, if you're like me and the age of reading glasses is upon you, look over the main unit with the screen, get familiar with it, and particularly note the battery orientation. It's not easy to see the tiny markings showing you how the batteries should be installed. Better to familiarize yourself with how the batteries are supposed to be inserted before you end up squinting at the tiny illustrations. One good thing about the battery compartment is that it is on the side of the unit and easily accessed. You won't have to dismount the equipment to change the batteries. They pop out the side and slide out and in easily. Operation is trivially easy. There's a button. You push the button. The unit comes on and you can see the other side of the door. The unit shuts itself off after a preset amount of time so there's no bothering with shutting the unit off after use. This is no "high def" screen but does exactly what you need. You can see who's at the door before opening it. Does not work in low light conditions but flipping the front porch light on (as you would likely do at night anyway) and no problem. It's a great little unit. Not the fanciest out there but a fantastic "drop in replacement" for the old peephole. And perfect for elderly moms. Mine lives in a quiet, safe neighborhood but lives alone and isn't comfortable opening the door even in the day time without seeing who is on the other side. Now she can check who's at the door at the touch of a button.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Item Misleading Title First, this product is (not wireless) There is a wire that goes from the viewer to the lens, So if you don't have a peep hole viewer already in the door you will have to drill the hole for it. So far the battery life is fair to good. Very clear picture and the viewing angle is good.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product the camera does the job the image is clear enough I like it better than a similar product i returned. this seems to be made well enough and is simple to use Thanks Home Depot for having it delivered to the store for me to p/u as i had scheduling problems waiting for delivery at home
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Modern Update for Peep Hole This is a handy little product that's a great way to improve the view from your door with minimal effort (assuming you already have a peep hole installed). Product overview: - Ships with door camera viewer (secured on inside of door) and peep hole with camera wire. - Sturdy door viewer with a sleek look offers good imagery at this price point. Installation: If you're replacing an existing peephole, installation is straightforward. (20 mins or less) Run the camera wire through the hole for your existing peephole, secure to door camera viewer, then secure door camera viewer to door. - The picture is pretty solid for a camera at this price point. Overall good value. (Goes without saying but at night you will need a porch light or some other form of light, this isn't a night vision camera). Good to know: The viewer is a decent size (not huge, but not tiny either) so it does stand out on the door. It's modern looking and sleek, but it IS very noticeable, so keep that in mind. (Because it's not wireless, you do need to have it secured to the door itself, and cant secure on a wall as you might do otherwise).
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The peep hole goes high-tech. Given the relentless pace of electronics miniaturization, a product like this was only a matter of time and a source of "Why didn't I think of that?" head-smacking among geeks and nerds. With its fairly wide view and good-sized screen, even someone who's too short to see through a peep hole at the same height will be able to see who's at the door. The focus could be a tad sharper but we're not talking HD here, but it's still sharp enough to make a face recognizable.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOA Returned ! Waited a week for this item and it was DOA. Returned it. Will not reorder as it came from California and apparently the rough trip is too much for the device.
Date published: 2014-10-28
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