Acrylic convex mirrors are highly versatile safety & security mirrors for indoor and outdoor use.
Technology keeps bringing new innovations, but acrylic convex mirrors are still one of the most tried and true loss prevention and security solutions available today. The reason why acrylic is such a popular choice, is because it provides excellent clarity, is shatterproof, lightweight and overall tough with good durability.
They are the most economical mirror choice, with long term savings benefits as well. They are the most common traffic mirror, driveway mirror, and overall security mirror sold today.
Round convex mirrors with an acrylic lens is popular due to the number of applications for this type of mirror. They are affordable, lightweight yet one of the most highly effective devices for safety, security and surveillance. They help with theft deterrence, accident prevention and general surveillance.
Convex mirrors, which we commonly refer to as the workhorse of our security and safety mirrors, come with a choice of four different types of backing materials.
Acrylic Convex Mirror Backing Types:
- No backing
- Treated hardboard backing
- Galvanized steel backing
- ABS plastic backing
No backing is a great economical backing type that should only be used indoors. Although there is no backing for this mirror, it is easily mounted with the included mounting brackets. No backing mirrors are economical acrylic mirrors and are not recommend for outdoor use or indoor use where humidity levels are higher than normal. The backing material is only there to protect the mirror lens itself from the elements.
Treated hardboard backing is recommended for outdoor use and is generally our most popular choice. The backing is a rigid fiber backing board painted with a specialized paint that protects the fiberboard from the elements. If you need to mount an acrylic mirror outdoors, in warehouse, or just like the looks of a mirror with a backing over a mirror without a backing we recommend this backing type. For harsh weather elements we recommend the galvanized stainless steel backing.
Steel is the toughest backing material available for outdoor use. The galvanized steel ensures the mirror lens will be protected from extreme weather conditions. For extreme wet or cold climates, this is the recommended backing type. We also recommend acrylic mirrors with steel backing in situations where vandalism may occur. Prisons, playgrounds, and parking garages are excellent locations for steel backing. We also recommend this type for driveway mirrors and traffic mirrors as well.
ABS plastic backing are also a great choice for indoor or outdoor use. It is light weight, yet durable and impact resistant. This backing will stand up to harsh elements such as rain, snow or extreme heat, and is lighter than our steel backing.How do I mount an acrylic convex mirror?
All mirrors are equipped with a swivel arm for mounting. Depending on the diameter of the circular acrylic mirror, it may or may not ship with mounting brackets. The swivel arm is ideal for maximum adjustment. Double mounting brackets (for extreme wind) are also available for certain models. For specifics we recommend visiting each product type and see the available mounting options available as a pdf document on the product page.
Acrylic convex mirrors are available with a variety of backing materials to meet your specific needs and application, and an extremely economical way to monitor areas of theft, production output and accident avoidance.
You may also want to consider our durable convex mirror, the Duramir. This is a virtually indesctrutible material that makes it perfect for convex mirrors in areas where vandalism may occur.