Cell phone peephole hack
Cell phone peephole hack project shows how you can use your cell phone to make the peephole in your front door easier to view through. Old smart phones are still plenty useful. Lots of people keep their old smart phones around and they can be put to good use like this life-hack from Minuteman Security Systems. With this DIY project you can easily snap photos or record video through through the peephole in your front door. The quality of the image is only limited by available lighting and the cellphone camera resolution on full zoom.
Cell phone peephole hack – Requirements
You only need a few simple things to do the cell phone peephole hack.
- A smart phone with a camera
- A case or holder for the smart phone
- A pair of sticky-back velro strips
Cell phone peephole hack – How to steps
With the velcro strips matched together, peal the backing off one side. Then adhere the velcro strips to the back of the cell phone case.
Next remove the backing from the outer facing velcro strips. Align the camera hole in the phone case over the peephole in the door. Press the phone case firmly to the door.
Snap the cell phone into the cell phone case on the door.
Turn the phone on. Activate the camera app. Zoom all the way in.
Snap a picture through the lense or record video.
Note: If you have a disposable camara or a pair of reading glasses, you can pull the lens out and try inserting the lens between the case and the door. This may optically zoom in instead of digitally zoom in, preserving the quality of the image. The image below is digitally zoomed in (no additional lens).
How to get a professional system installed
MinutemanSecurity Systems is proud to present this inexpensive DIY option. When you need a professional porch camera installed call us: 888 252-7641 for a free quote.