Do you look at the door viewer before opening the door?

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@youless (91541)
Guangzhou, China
December 6, 2012 1:35am CST
Today we shall be careful since the crimes are becoming serious. Will you look at the door viewer before you open the door? Usually I will not look at the door viewer since there is still an iron door outside. I have a wooden door and iron door and therefore it is fine that I don't look at the door viewer.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 12
Unfortunately we have a glass door! I don't know what possessed my father to get a glass door, but he did! It has a pattern in it but you can still see the outline of the person at the door. Not very secure as the glass can easily get shattered if someone wanted to gain entry. Usually one of us will look out the window to see who it is first.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Dec 12
I think perhaps the crimes are not so often in UK
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 12
Glass door is not a popular option in my area here. Majorities of homes in my country here are being installed with wooden doors. And of course, not forgotten need to be fix with an iron grill as well.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
Youless, indeed nowadays we should be very careful when we want to open the door. Since there are windows attaching besides the door, i will look through my windows before i open the door. Besides that, if there is anyone looking for us, my dog would bark first. I can view through my windows to see who is that person before i open my gate and door. Indeed, we should always stay alert and careful, not to allow any unwanted people entering our home.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
That's good you have a dog. Is it a big dog?
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 12
My sister's dog is aged around 2 years by now. She is a very naughty and alert dog. A little sound heard by her would wake her up and she will start to bark.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
7 Dec 12
When I remodeled back in 1999, I wanted a new front door and a "peephole" as we call them. I do use it, depending on the time of day, but neither of my roommate's can use it, one is totally blind and the other is visually impaired. When I wanted it, the one guy said - you can look out the windows at the top of the door - no - they are over 6 feet up - I'm ONLY 5 feet tall. Or I could lean over and look out the front window, but I might put a piece of furniture there and not be able to do it. The guy who put the peephole in totally agreed with me, in fact, he was almost as short as I am and FULLY understood why I wanted it set as low as I did. My mother's house had one, set about 6 feet up and so does my client's - like - what's the point? A tall person can lean over, a short person can't stretch!
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
I don't understand why the peephole was installed so high?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
7 Dec 12
OBVIOUSLY I don't either...
• China
7 Dec 12
Actually I it is rare for me to look at the door viewer before opening the door,may be the reason is that I am a boy and I do not afraid of strangers.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
Being careful will be better
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
like your house, mine also does not have a 'peephole' or 'door-viewer' (as you call it)... we also have a steel gate in front of our door that always remains locked (with hopes that intruders will not easily barge in / break in) - so, when we hear the doorbell - we usually just open the door..
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
It seems that the peephole/door-viewer is not so useful for us
@wishjui (271)
• India
6 Dec 12
Hi! I too don't look at the door viewer before opening.I know it is necessary but most of the time I fail to do that.We have security people at our complex's main gate.Still I think its always safer to check before opening!
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
You shall have a habit to check it at first.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
6 Dec 12
Hi, yes i do and the person is clearly seen as we have iron door with grills near the steps and our front room with wooden door is little far from iron door .so no problem .we see the person first and then open the door.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
Same here.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
I don't have door viewer but I have gate in front our garage area. So, before anyone can enter our house, one must knock outside or call outside the gates. We have dogs too, their bark is enough to tell us someone is outside or an intruder is trying to break in. I agree that we should take extra care because the world is getting ev*lish more each day.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 12
Having the dogs can give us a safer feelings.