Convex mirrors are useful for a variety of different locations. Traffic mirrors are often found opposite driveways. In warehouses and construction sites, industrial mirrors are located in areas where people and vehicles mix. Hallway mirrors are often used in hospitals and other corridors. And security mirrors are common in shops.
Each type of mirror is often constructed in a different way to make it suitable for the demands of each environment. But all convex mirrors do the same job: to prevent accidents and to tackle security issues discreetly.
Allowing you to see in otherwise awkward positions, if these mirrors are correctly placed, you’ll notice anything unexpected out of the corner of your eye.
Usually secured onto a pole or wall, they can be pivoted into the perfect position to give you a clear line of sight. These aren’t just for use opposite driveways however and are designed for high-risk collision environments.
For example, they are handy in car parks for seeing approaching traffic coming around a corner, on blind bends, and are helpful for perfecting your parking to prevent a nasty scrape.
They are available as a two- or three-directional convex mirror to give either a 90° or 180° angle of vision. When selecting the correct traffic mirror, you need one which provides a high-quality, sharp image with no distortion and is durable to avoid yellowing and cracking caused by UV. Plus, it needs to be large enough and ideally unbreakable.
Suitable for a wide-range of working environments, they’re often found indoors and out. You may find them attached to the end of racking and in the loading bays of warehouses, as well as construction sites.
Helping to prevent collisions and accidents at blind spots, these are primarily used where vehicles and people are operating in the same environment. The vision of those operating forklifts, lorries and machinery is often restricted, and industrial mirrors help to keep everyone safe.
Plus, those with yellow and black banding around the edge comply with EU directive CE 92/58 for safety signage in the workplace.
Surveillance Mirrors and Security Mirrors
Often found hanging in the middle of areas or in the corners of corridors, reception areas, warehouses and shops, they enable you to see people who are approaching from around the corner or see what people are up to behind shelving units. This allows you to discreetly monitor the activity of your workers and to keep on top of security in your premises.
With different sizes and shapes available which provide different angles of vision, they can be fixed to walls, ceilings and in the corner of rooms. Not only do they help you to see what’s going on, but they also act as a theft deterrent.
To help with security, the portable inspection mirror helps you to easily check under the car at security checkpoints or seating in a theatre. There’s no need to get down on your knees, and with the wheeled versions it’s even easier and quicker.
Useful for countering security threats and other hidden items such as drugs, they’re used by armed services, airport security, police, and security guards.
With an adjustable length, they give a wide viewing range and can feature a light.