Privacy Filter or Monitor that you can't photograph

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hello All,

I am looking for a privacy filter or a monitor which doesn't photograph the information on the screeen. For example if you use a phone or a camera to take a picture it reflects back and comes out as blank or something.

I have been searching but I can't seem to locate a specific one that won't photograph.

Please advise if you know such a device. Must be able to purchase it in the UK or Europe.
Question by:Scootek
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MikeKane earned 2000 total points
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I don't believe such a product exists.     The closest you will get is something like the 3M privacy filter that blocks viewing unles syou are directly in front of the monitor.

If the light waves will pass through the filter so someone can see it, a camera can photograph it.  

Imagine if this type of screen did exist, everyone would have it on their car license plates to avoid all the speed - trap cameras and red light cams.    


The 3m one works very well.  All you need to do is secure the viewing area of the screen so only the operator can see it.   I've had to implement this for monitors at a financial institution to adhere to regulatory rules for privacy.

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Although the experts comment was accurate and the right answer - I wish a solution existed. :)

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