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Mirror Privacy Film

by Denise Farley
(Cameron, MO,USA)

From the inside of our office looking out the window we want covered to the outside world

From the inside of our office looking out the window we want covered to the outside world

Question:

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We have a small office that is a part of the owner's automotive shop. We have customers peering in at the data processors through a window that our crew installed.

It is unnerving.

I cannot say which side has the most light, so I am unsure if the mirror film would work in attempting to keep prying eyes off my data processors.

Just a bit more background: the lobby area has two large windows that do let in daylight but has minimal other ceiling light source.

Our little office is about 15' x 20' and has a dual 8' tube flourescent light fixture on the ceiling and an occasional desk light or two around the room.

Thank you very much for your input!

Sincerely

Denise Farley

Answer:

Hi Denise

Daylight should be a stronger source of light than indoor lighting. However in your case it is not possible for me to know which room has more light because the the lobby area is not really outside so the daylight might be minimized.

The surest way to see if the mirror window film will work for you is to try it out. The mirror window can be easily removed if you are not happy with the result and will not leave any residue.

Another option is to use black window film that only allows in 6% of the light. This way it will definitely be more difficult to peak into the office. The drawback is that the view from the office to the lobby will also be severly compromised.

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Therapy Room

by Rea
(N Ireland)

Question

Hi,

We have a client who want to have a dark therapy room with only a projector running.

There is a viewing area into this room and we have been asked to source suitable film. Is there a film that will:

Prevent children seeing out of the therapy room
the therapy room is dark, not bright
the viewing area is lit and allows parents to see their kids

Answer

It is always easier to see from a darkened room out to a lighted room instead of the opposite. that is why there is more privacy concern when it is dark out side verses to when it is lighted outside.

Any "look out but don't look in" window covering will only work by day when the light outside is stronger than the light inside. At night, when it is dark outside and lighted inside the one way window coverings will allow looking in and not looking out.

So the lighting conditions of this therapy room is just the opposite of what's needed to make most use of the daytime privacy window films and window treatments.

Another idea would be to completely block the windows with a room darkening window shades. And allow the parents to see what is going on in the room via video screens.

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