An inspection camera is an incredible piece of technology. It allows us access to places that we cannot see and not only does it allow us to view inaccessible places, the camera also allows us to be able to photograph and record what it sees. This feature can be especially useful if photographic evidence is required. An inspection camera comes with different parts, the camera itself, which can come in various sizes, the monitor which allows us to view what the camera is watching and the tube which attaches the two. The tube can come in varying lengths and can be flexible or it can be rigid. The cameras come with a range of features, they come with a light, some can be waterproof and some can even be used with your mobile phone or tablet in place of the monitor. Camaras vary widely in price, from the very cheap to the very expensive and the features, quality and size will dictate the type of camera that you will require.

The cameras have a range of uses

  • Inspection cameras are used medically by surgeons to help with an accurate diagnosis which not only helps the surgeon but also benefits the patient and can hugely help with wrong diagnoses.

  • Surveyors and builders use inspection cameras to look inside gaps, under floors and in roof spaces, it allows them access places within buildings that they would not normally see.

  • Homeowners are increasingly making use of inspection cameras in and around their home, they may use the camera to check for a bird’s nest or pest infestation, they may wish to open a wall nand extend their space and so could examine what is behind the wall before taking it down.

  • Machine engineers make regular use of inspection cameras.They can be especially useful where large and complex pieces of machinery are involved as the integral parts are often not easily accessible. By using a small camera, they can obtain access to the small spaces, saving time effort and also money, a without the camera, large pieces of heavy equipment would have to be dismantled.

The applications of inspection cameras are endless and there is a camera to suit all budgets and requirements. No one camera will suit all applications and that is why you need to do some research before choosing your camera. There is such a wide choice of cameras available and the features, size and specification will determine your make and model as will the cost. What you should do is you should read the reviews first.

It is important that you find a reputable seller who knows about the cameras as the technology is very complex and can be very confusing, it is helpful to have someone with knowledge who can break it down for you. Read the reviews not only about the company with whom you choose to make the purchase but reading the reviews which are available on the particular camera you are considering is important as you are hearing from people who have actually used the product.

 

Published by Peter Garlow