How to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required
  • Electric drill and bits
  • Awl
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Safety goggles
Materials Required
  • Peep hole door viewer

Before You Begin

Below you'll find the instructions to install a peep hole viewer. If cutting a hole in your door is intimidating and you want to hire out the job click here Home Advisor, a free online referral service that connects homeowners with prescreened local contractors.

  • Step 1 : Read the directions

    Follow the instructions about locating the peep hole on the interior side of the door so it's at a comfortable viewing height.

  • Step 2 : Drill the hole

    Mark the location first on the inside of the house and drill a pilot hole. Then drill a hole from the outside of the door.

  • Step 3 : Take the peep hole apart and insert it in the hole

    Unscrew the lens from its base and install it from the exterior side of the door. Then screw the base onto it from inside. Follow the instructions to tighten it, which can usually be done with a coin.