Superior Mirror FAQ
Which style Security Mirror do I need?
Typically when you are trying to view and pinpoint a particular area, you would use a convex mirror. Since the lens of a convex mirror is curved less than that of a dome style mirror, the image in the convex mirror would be larger and less distorted. All of the fully adjustable installation hardware comes complete with the convex mirrors. Convex mirrors are available in both indoor and outdoor models. Convex mirrors allow 160 degrees of vision.
For wider angle viewing, dome mirrors are available in 360, 180, and 90 degree models. The dome mirror lens is curved more than the convex mirror lens, allowing a wider angle of vision.
For overhead viewing and vision at a 4-way intersection or hallway, you would choose the 360 degree full dome mirror. This mirror allows vision from virtually every angle.
At a "T" shaped intersection or hallway, the 180 degree half dome mirror would be used. This mirror allows for 3 way vision
For small offices and "L" shaped hallways the 90 degree quarter dome would be used.
Flat Panel Mirror:
For overhead viewing - distortion free - flat panel acrylic security mirrors provide optimum vision. Ideal for use in a suspended ceiling where either a 2’x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ceiling grid is used. Available in both regular acrylic mirror and see-thru acrylic mirror. The see-thru mirror can be used for an overhead observation area or with a security camera. Simply replace the existing acoustical ceiling panel with the mirrored panel.
What size Security Mirror do I need?
The larger the mirror size, the larger the image in the mirror will be. If you are viewing a particular area with a 12" mirror, it will be a much larger image with a 36" mirror. Rule of thumb, for every foot you need to view, you would choose an inch of mirror. So if you have to view back 25 feet, you most likely would choose a 26" diameter mirror.
What is the difference between an Indoor Mirror and an Outdoor Mirror?
All of our acrylic convex, dome and flat mirrors can be used for indoor use. When being used outdoors, we have specially designed a line of convex mirrors to withstand the elements year round. Each convex mirror is mounted on a weatherproof backing with a sealed rubber molding around the outside edge (see our SMPO models). Dome mirrors are for indoor use only.
How do I Hang My Mirror?
Each mirror comes complete with the hardware for installation.
Convex mirrors are mounted on a backing with an adjustable metal ball swivel assembly attached to the back. This enables you to adjust the mirror up/down, left/right. Hardware for hanging each convex mirror comes complete. The fasteners to attach your mirror to the wall or ceiling are not included.
360 degree dome mirrors come with a 3 piece chain kit for ceiling mount. There are 3 holes drilled in the flange of the mirror so you can slip the "S" hooks, which are provided, through the holes in the flange. The chains would attach to the "S" hooks and be joined together at the top with a common "S" hook.
The 360 degree dome mirrors can also be screwed directly to a ceiling or wall with the proper fasteners (not included) for flush mounting.
Both the 180 degree and 90 degree dome mirrors come with screws to attach the mirror to the ceiling.
Recommended mounting height in most cases is 8 to 10 feet.
For more information visit our Installation and Maintenance Instructions page.
How Clear And Durable Is An Acrylic Mirror?
Acrylic mirrors are approximately 20% brighter than glass mirrors allowing for optimum optical clarity. Acrylic mirrors are shatter resistant, safer, and can withstand a much higher impact than glass. For cleaning and care of acrylic mirrors see our Security Mirror Installation and Maintenance page.
How Quickly Can I Expect My Mirror After Placing An Order?
Most orders ship with in a day after receipt. In the continental US transit times range from 1 to 5 business days.
What if I need to return the Security Mirror after I receive it?
If you received a mirror and decided that it would not fit your needs, you must first contact us before returning the merchandise. Go to our Contact Us page and let us know who you are, and which item you need to return. All items, where superiormirror.com is not at fault, are subject to a 20% restocking fee and return freight charges. All returns should be sent back in the original packaging. Any mirror returned to us in less than original condition could void any credit. Any credit for returned merchandise will be applied to your original credit card used at time of ordering.
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