The Convex Mirror curved lens design assists with viewing activity in small areas like entryways, halls, aisles, corridors as well as large open spaces such as driveways, traffic intersections, offices and warehouses. By design, the curvature of the convex mirror lens distorts the images reflected in the mirror to cover a larger area. Objects are still clearly and easily visible making the convex mirror a viable device in a multitude of applications.
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.
An outdoor convex mirror is a very beneficial component in traffic safety and management programs. Outdoor convex mirrors are most often placed along streets, driveways and loading docks to control accidents. The convex mirror has an swivel arm and bracket that allows for proper angle adjustment in order to clearly view oncoming traffic. Outdoor convex mirros are equipped with either a treated hardboard backing material or stainless steel to withstand most all weather conditions.
Indoor convex mirrors are often used to view blind spot areas such as store aisles, office hallways, and warehouses. They are an extremely economical way to monitor areas of theft, production output and accidents. This type of convex mirrror is light weight and come in round and rectangular versions. A Rectangular convex mirror provide the least image distortion thus are most often used in retail establishments in high theft areas.