Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to detect 2-Way Mirror and Hidden Camera at any place

hidden camera and two way mirror
Today i am posting, how to detect a 2-Way Mirror and a Hidden Camera at any place.
Whenever you enter in hotel rooms, changing rooms, toilets, bathrooms etc., how many of you surely know that there is a hidden camera or not and the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror or a 2-way mirror. If you don’t know then it is time to know about it. There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors and hidden cameras in female changing rooms, bathroom, bedrooms etc.

What is a 2 Way Mirror and how to detect it?
A 2 way mirror is a mirror which looks like an ordinary mirror but anyone can see you behind that mirror but you can’t see them. You might have seen this type of mirror in TV.
You must know how to check all these things when you are near that situation.
As you know that it is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it. So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of Mirror we are looking at?

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a gap between your finger nail and the image of the nail as shown in below picture, then it is a genuine mirror.

original and two way mirror

However, if your finger nail directly touches the image of your nail as shown in above picture, then beware, it is a 2-Way Mirror! (There may be someone seeing you from the other side but you can see him/them). So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "finger nail test". It doesn't cost you anything. It is also very simple to do.

This is a really good thing to do. The reason is that, there is a gap on a real mirror because the silver is on the back of the mirror under the glass. Whereas with a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface, so keep it in mind! Make sure and check every time you enter in hotel rooms etc.

What is a Hidden Camera and how to detect it?
A hidden camera or pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. When light from a scene passes through this single point it projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.

You can easily detect the presence of hidden camera in a room etc. by using your mobile phone. In front of the trial room, bath room etc. take your mobile and make sure that mobile can make calls, then enter into the trail room etc. take your mobile and make a call…. if you can’t make a call… then there is a hidden camera. This is due to the interference of fiber optic cable during the signal transfer.

Please forward this to your friends to educate this issue to the public in order to prevent our sisters, mothers and innocent ladies from 2 Way MIRRORS and HIDDEN CAMERAS.

This post was updated in 26 December 2013 (Thursday)
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