A two-way mirror is a panel of glass which is designed for surveillance because of its see-through characteristics in the other side but an ordinary mirror on the other side. Luckily, there are ways to check for a two-way mirror.
Ways to check a two-way mirror
- Is it hung in the wall?
Look behind the mirror, if you see a wall behind the mirror then you should set aside your suspicion that you’re facing a two-way mirror.
In case the mirror is attached to the wall then there’s a huge possibility it’s a two way mirror.
- Does it sound hollow?
An ordinary mirror will sound flat and dull when tapped while an observation mirror sounds open and hollow. This sound is produced because of the open space situated on opposite side of the mirror.
- Can you peer through the mirror?
Try to press your face near the mirror and block as much light as possible. Look through it and see if there’s something behind the mirror. You will see a glimpse of light if the room behind has brighter light than the ones in your side.
- Can you illuminate a room on the other side?
If the room is too bright, then turn off the light. Peer through the mirror and see for possible source of light from the other side.
- Can your finger touch its reflection in the mirror?
Touch the mirror, if your see that your fingernail doesn’t touch each other, then it might be a two-way mirror. But this test is not always true, because there are certain variables like the materials being used during the manufacture, the results might alter.
- There are no sure way to detect a two-way mirror. Sometimes, only a very small opening in the wall can be used to attach hidden camera. This way, you won’t be able to see of notice anything unusual in the mirror. But be mindful that not a lot of people will want to go through a lot of hassle just to spy in you, except if they really have a hidden big agenda with you.
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