How to Choose the Right Convex Security Mirror
MirrorPros offers a full line of cost-effective convex mirrors for your safety and security needs. All of our convex mirrors are made in the USA. Convex mirrors are available in three different lens types: glass, acrylic and DuraMir.
A glass lens offers crystal clear reflection but is best suited for indoor use. An acrylic lens also offers a clear reflection but is scratch-resistant and can withstand strong impacts. Acrylic mirrors work well for both indoor and outdoor applications.
A DuraMir lens is unbreakable and shatterproof. DuraMir is recommended for applications where safety is the primary concern or where you may have a breakage or vandalism problem. As you can see, this is one tough mirror that is perfect for schools, hospitals, recreational facilities, parking garages and correctional facilities among many, many others.
MirrorPros offers a wide selection of backing materials for our line of round, convex mirrors. To make an informed purchasing decision, it is important that you have a clear understanding of which type of backing is best suited for your unique application.
The mirror backing can be thought of as a protective armor for the back of the mirror. Convex mirrors are available with five different backing options. You can order a round convex mirror with no backing, a hardboard backing, a treated hardboard backing, an ABS backing or a heavy duty steel backing.
Convex mirrors with no backing can be used for most indoor applications for home and business. They’re not suitable for outdoor use because they’re very lightweight and offer little protection from the elements. Hardboard backing is used primarily for indoor applications. It can be used at home, in the office, retail, industrial, and commercial environments.
The treated hardboard backing is a durable and attractive material for indoor and outdoor use. It has a weatherproof coating and heavy duty trim. It can be used in mild to moderate weather conditions or in protected outdoor areas.
The ABS plastic backing is very popular for both indoor and outdoor applications. ABS is a strong, lightweight, molded product that is known for its impact resistance and toughness.
ABS backings can be used in such applications as parking garages, loading docks, warehouses, schools, hospitals, office buildings and for light industrial use.
The heavy duty metal backing is recommended for harsh and demanding applications and is the best choice for outdoor use. Heavy duty metal provides great resistance to harsh weather conditions like heavy rain, storms, wind, freezing precipitation and extreme temperatures. Metal backing is well-suited for parking garages, warehouses, public areas, recreational facilities, office parks, hospitals, apartment complexes and correctional facilities.
Convex mirrors are available in standard diameters from 12 inches up to 48 inches. When choosing a mirror, remember that one inch of mirror diameter equals one foot of optimal viewing area.
For example, if a mirror is going to be located 30 feet from your viewing location, then a 30-inch mirror would be recommended. If the mirror is to be used outdoors, it is best to order a mirror one size larger for optimum results.
For more information on our complete line of round convex mirrors, please visit us at www.MirrorPros.com or give us a call at 1-800-366-7235.
Indoor and outdoor convex mirrors are in-stock and available for immediate shipment. All mirrors are fabricated on order and usually ship in one to two days.
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Need help deciding on the right outdoor convex mirror for your school, store, office, government facility, warehouse or driveway? We can help!
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From rectangular acrylic convex mirrors to the standard round convex mirror, we have the right product for your application. Constructed of the highest quality acrylic to deliver a clear reflection and moderate impact strength. Looking for the ultimate in durability and value? We offer our exclusive Duramir unbreakable mirror which stands out above the rest with its unbreakable & shatterproof characteristics. Unlike more expensive polycarbonate models, our Duramir - unbreakable mirror is two to four times less expensive than polycarbonate. Glass lens offer a crystal clear reflection have superior scratch resistant properties. Shatter resistant models are also available.
Convex mirrors are the most common type of safety and security mirror available today. They can be used in commercial and industrial applications, in convenience and retail stores, government and public establishments as well as use at home. No other mirror offers the versatility of the convex mirror. Need help deciding which mirror is right for you? Give us a call at 1-800-366-7235 for assistance.
Our MADE IN THE USA Convex mirrors come in several different lens types to fit your needs:
Acrylic is the most common lens material purchased. From indoor convex mirrors to outdoor convex mirrors, we have the right product for your application. Our acrylic mirrors are made of the highest quality to deliver a clear reflection and strong impact strength as well as good UV stability and scratch resistance. Acrylic is durable enough for indoor or outdoor use with the proper backing materials such as a treated hardboard or steel backing.
Looking for the ultimate in durability and value? We offer our exclusive Duramir unbreakable convex mirror. Our Duramir brand is created using a new Co- polyester material. Our unbreakable convex mirrors stand out above the rest with their unbreakable, shatterproof characteristics and excellent reflective properties. Polycarbonate cannot match the unbreakable convex duramir when it comes to temperature extremes and clarity. Polycarbonate is two to four times more expensive than the Duramir unbreakable mirror.
Glass lens offer a crystal clear reflection but may be too delicate for most applications. They are best suited for indoor use. Using glass outdoors is possible but not typically recommended in most applications. Convex glass mirrors are prone to shatter, so our shatter resistant glass safety mirror is better suited for use as an outdoor convex mirror. However, glass does offer superior scratch resistant properties. Our selections come in a variety of sizes and two backing materials to fit your needs; hardboard backing and heavy duty steel backing.
- Available in standard diameters of: 12", 13", 18", 26", 30", 36", 48" *sizes vary according to lens type and backing materials
- Rectangular convex mirrors available in standard diameters of: 12"x18", 16"x26", 18"x26", 20"x30", 24"x36", 26"x36" *sizes vary according to lens type and backing material
- Ships complete with mounting brackets, swivel arm and hardware
- Available in high grade acrylic, glass, shatter resistant glass and unbreakable Duramir Lens
- Available in no backing, hardboard backing, ABS plastic backing or stainless steel backing
- 1" of mirror diameter equals one foot of optimal viewing area. For example, if a mirror is to be located 30' from your viewing location then a 30" mirror is recommended.
- For outdoor traffic and driveway mirrors it is advised to order a mirror one size larger.