Inspection cameras are a new generation of survey tools that are becoming more and more popular among professionals that need to explore and fix hard-to-reach areas. They save a great amount of time and money both for contractors and their clients, as they allow to get to the places you can’t normally see without having to tear apart the whole area. Instead you can just run one of these inspection devices behind the walls, in the ceiling cavity, down the pipeline and other hard-to-see spots. Inspection cameras come with videoprobes of different lengths, diameters and functionality to fit different types of inspections.
Several integral features of an inspection camera bore scope include the insertion probe section, the articulated tip, articulation controls (up, down, left, right) on the control handle, lighting bundle, high intensity external light source and cable interface with outputs to the display (LCD or CRT) and external media recording device such as computer hard disk or compact flash card. The system normally will record either live video or still photos.
Inspection cameras differ greatly in price range depending on the scope of features they offer. You can get a basic inspection device that will allow you to locate the problem area. As prices go up, you get more sophisticated equipment with advanced illumination, zooming, pan-and-tilt options, still or video images capture features, high-resolution displays and more.
As either an AC or DC portable visual inspection system, the components are designed to be compact and be hand carried without shipping cases on wheels or large boxes.