Fitted with a 1.3 Mega Pixel CMOS, the Brinno Digital Peephole Viewer offers home owners a wider, brighter picture of who is outside your door with a press of the button. The security device works well in low light situations and seems especially suited to aid the elderly, where eyesight may be an issue...
The Brinno Digital Peephole Viewer is comprised of a base flange and a display unit powered by 2 AA batteries, which is advertised for 1,700 "peeps" before needing replacement or recharging (available in two different sizes to accommodate for different doors). What differentiates this from just a regular security camera is the simple button operation and the ease in which a user can zoom onto a face for easy recognition.
- Press the Power button under the LCD panel to turn on the viewer and see clearly who's at the door.
- The first push of the Power button will put the PeepHole Viewer into "Regular" view mode. - If the button is pressed a second time while the viewer is still on, the display will go into "Zoomed View".
- Repeated pressing of the button causes the viewer to rotate between the two viewing modes: "Regular" and "Zoom".
- The viewer will turn off automatically after 10 seconds to conserve battery life. Any press of the button will restart the timer for 10 seconds.
- One set of AA batteries will last up to 1700 'peeps'
We're not sure this is something we'd need in our apartment, but the security device seems a useful aid for someone like our own mother; someone concerned with security and is hesitant to answer the door even with a peek through the peephole because of worsened vision. $138 for the Brinno Digital Peephole Viewer.
[via Red Ferret]