I wanted to buy a Ring Peephole Camera for my parents because it is easy to set-up and use, but they have a screen door, so I needed to find out if they could still use the Peephole Cam. I went online to learn about using Peephole Cam with an outer door like a screen or storm door.
Can you add the Ring Peephole Camera on a screen door/storm door? The Ring Peephole Camera cannot be installed on a screen or storm door. If the main door has a peephole and there is a screen or storm door in front of it, a Peephole Cam can be installed on the main door, but it may not work properly.
Some features of Peephole Cam work through an outer door and some don’t. There are also specific settings that you will need to use if you have a Peephole Cam and a screen or storm door.
While you cannot install Peephole Cam on a screen or storm door, you can use it on your main door if the door has a peephole.
Some features of Peephole Cam will work fine if there is a screen or storm door in front of it. For example, you can view the camera’s live stream and people can ring the doorbell if your outer door is not locked. However, if your outer door is locked, visitors will not be able to ring the doorbell.
Glass storm doors will most likely not obstruct the Peephole camera’s view during the day. Screen doors or screens in storm doors most likely will obstruct the camera’s view.
Some users report that their Peephole Cam does not sense motion through the outer door. This means that your video doorbell may not automatically record people who come up to your house if they don’t open the outer door.
Peephole Cam’s Night Vision will not work if there is a screen or storm door in front of it.
When you are setting up a new Peephole Cam, you will be asked if there is an outer door in front of the video doorbell. Select “yes” to disable Night Vision.
You can also turn Night Vision on and off anytime by following these steps:
Ring Peephole Cam can be easily installed on any main door through an existing peephole. Here are the steps:
Are you interested in a Ring Doorbell but have a front door without a peephole? Don’t worry; you have options! Ring offers several other video doorbells that can be mounted on your home’s door frame or outside wall. One example is the Ring Video Doorbell 4!
If you already own a Ring Peephole Cam but are moving to a house without a peephole, you do not need to buy a new doorbell. Instead, you can install a peephole on your door in order to continue to use your Peephole Cam. Purchase a door viewer here. Installation takes about two hours and requires a power drill. Check out this webpage for installation directions and videos.