Is It A Mirror or 2 Way Glass?

We see stories on television all the time about predators peeking in on women and children changing their clothes. It happens in retail store fitting rooms, hotels, restrooms, gyms & even schools. How many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror? It could be a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them). You know the ones they use in those interrogation rooms on your favorite television show?

It is very difficult to positively identify the surface just by looking at it. So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?

Here’s how:  Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!


“No Space, Leave the Place” So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the “fingernail test.” It doesn’t cost you anything.

I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you’re going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror (take the glass cleaner with you to wipe off the smudge).

Remember, safety can be simple!

Tracy Vega, Owner- Simple Self Defense for Women


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