Will you look at the peep hole before opening the door?

@youless (100230)
Guangzhou, China
February 10, 2009 7:59am CST
There is a peep hole in the wooden door. But most of the time I don't look at it before opening the door. As I have another iron door. This is why when the door bell rings, I open the wooden door and the iron door is still closed. I can see who is outside anyway.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
13 Feb 09
I used to check before I open the door. Problem now is, with the way I designed my door, even if I want to peep thru the peep hole, I cannot see anything! I too have an iron gate in front of the wooden door. So there is no problem opening the door to see who is on the other end when the bell rings.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Feb 09
I think the crimes will be less in Singapore
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
13 Feb 09
Less crimes doesn't mean no crimes. One still got to be careful. It never hurts to be careful when it comes to the safety of your family. Prevention is always better than cure. So why risk it when you can prevent it.
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
10 Feb 09
we dont have have that here.we have only door bell with speaker.so we can ask who is there before opening the door.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
A door bell with speaker is alright.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
11 Feb 09
AGREE
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 09
As my wife has mentioned, we don't have a peep hole on our wooden door, only a natural hairline slit? HahaYup, we have the wooden door, then a sliding glass door about 5 feet away then a grill....ooohsounds like a maximum prison? Haha
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
Thanks for your response.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
No problems. You're welcome
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@kunizzul (1067)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 09
hye..i think not. i just open it and see who is outside.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 09
You are a very curious person
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
My mother's house has a steel gate which is also the door of our house in the smae time and we have a peep hole there as well. We always look first who ever rings the doorbell. There are times a lot of strangers are knocking or ringing in our house asking for some donations. Our house is cute and maybe they are thinking that we are rich even if we are not. So we always look into the peep hole, if they are soliciting or asking donations, we don't open the steel door. If they are our friends and relatives, thats the time we open the door.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 09
Here some of my friends even don't have the door bells because of the crime issues. As some sealers will check whether there are people inside the house.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
My apartment door doesn't have a peep hole... but i would always peek at the window before opening the door... that is a much safer way... since when my husband is working abroad... there is only me and my daughter in the apartment most of the time...
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
Take good care of your little girl, I am sure right now she is very adorable
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
11 Feb 09
Well I must admit Youless that I am a peeping Tom and always peep through the peep hole before opening the front door...Yhis is because I have only one door,at the entrance........
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
If so, then it is very reasonable for you to be much more careful
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I always remind my kids to check first before opening the door. Even if it's us, coz it could be our voice but not really us.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
It's important to tell children to be careful.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Hi youless! I do not use the peep hole too. haha..I do have an iron gate on which I can see the persons knocking or ringing the bell. So, people can not really knock at my door, they usually ring or knock at the gate or holler! lol Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
It's safe
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
In our country, a peep hole is not very common, but we still check who is outside the door by looking out the window hehe. We usually have a wooden and steel/ screen door too.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
That's good.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
11 Feb 09
hello youless will i look through the peep hole on the door before i go to open the door? yes, i always look through the peep hole on my front door to see who is at the door. lol people look so funny looking when you look through the peep hole to see who that is standing on the other side of the door like that. lol you know? it is sometimes that people on the other side of the doorway on the outside of the house, tends to look through the peep hole on the outer part of the door. lol it is funny to look through the peep hole on the door to see somebody else's eyeball looking back at ya. lol take care and have a beautiful evening.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
Yes, it will be a bit funny
@4mymak (1793)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
my main door doesnt have a peephole.. but we have another 'glass-door' - and the curtain is usually drawn.. so whenever, we hear the doorbell - we 'peep' thru' the curtains (on our glass door).. i dont want to entertain 'salespeople', so.. if i see one thru' the curtains.. i'll usually ask my kids to say that i am in the toilet or too busy to come the door.. soo.. the answer to your question.. yes and no!... no because i dont have a peephole.. but yes, i will always look before opening my door..
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Feb 09
This is good.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 09
I think in today's society all around the world it is always safer to err on the side of caution my friend, and if you do have a peep hole use it! There are so many unscrupulous people out there, fraudsters and those that prey on the elderly you hear of so many horror stories, that's why it's always imperative to get id of the person and check who they say they are! Usually you know when to expect someone and if you have guests they usually phone beforehand. We don't have a peep hole but we do have a glass door which is not ideal but at least you can see who it is. Or look out of the window first to see who it is. Better to be safe than sorry!
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
I agree with you. Sometimes we just can't afford the mistakes.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I pretty much always look through our peephole in the door... mainly for safety sake. You never know and should be careful, especially if you are a woman & I am! I also usually say "Who is it?" before opening the door also, but I always first look to see if I even want to ask. Sometimes you can tell that it is somebody trying to sell something. If so, I sometimes pretend like I'm not even home. I hate trying to get rid of them after opening the door. Although, I do not mind so much if it is a little kid selling door to door for girlscouts or something like that.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
Sometimes I let my husband to open the door. If there are some bad guys, at least they will know there is a man in this house and so that they may leave.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
10 Feb 09
we dont have a hole in my apartment, whenever the door bell ring the person appears on the screen so we can talk to them thru entercon..have a nice day
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
This is a good method
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
I do not have a peephole on my door but if I did, I might peep through before opening. Cheers!!!
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
Then please keep alert when you open the door.
@miccant (154)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I always look. Its sad that you have to but you never know who is there. I stay home with a one year old all day and I guess Im alittle to scared.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
In the past I also lived alone, so everything should be much more careful.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
10 Feb 09
I must open the balcony and look who is there at the door from upstairs. I would not open without knowhing who is there knocking on the door.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
It's a good habit.
@zandi458 (27947)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 09
It depends on what time it is. If it is during the night I need to peep before opening the door though I have the iron grill I still need double assurance cos you might never know if that person is armed with a pistol and once you open the door he will shoot at you. How dangerous.
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@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
I also feel scared if someone presses our door bells at night as friends will not visit us so late without making a call at first.
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I always look out my peep hole before opening the door. I also figure its there for a reason you should use it. I feel safer knowing who is at my door.
@youless (100230)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 09
Being careful is always better.