From site inspections and drain surveys to collecting information for quotes, there are numerous applications for the great range of DeWalt
inspection cameras and thermometers.
Inspections are a crucial part of construction work, maintenance and repairs, property surveying and a host of other industries. These trades rely on being able to access every part of their work site - even those hard to reach places like inside pipes, under the ground, in attics and inside wall cavities. In order to get accurate temperature readings and detailed pictures of a building or site's structure, inspection cameras and thermometers are essential pieces of kit.
Inspection cameras are tiny cameras, encased in durable clear plastic or resin, which are attached to a handheld display unit by a long and flexible cable. The cable can be manipulated to accommodate the space of the area it is inspecting, while the camera transmits high-quality images, and often video pictures, to a live screen and/or a recorder.
These cameras are often used in groundworks and plumbing, as they can inspect pipes and drainage systems without the need to dig up ground for access. If a fault is identified, it can be pinpointed to an exact location. They are also used to gain access to high or low areas, such as attics and crawl spaces, or to see inside walls and ceilings.
Industrial thermometers are used to measure the temperature of a piece of equipment, such as an electrical box or power generator, and also to search for hot spots and cold patches within a building's walls and roof. They are commonly used when building new properties or replacing insulation. They can also indicate where power lines run in walls or underground, preventing any accidents during building and increasing the accuracy with which concealed systems can be located for maintenance.
Thermometers and inspection cameras are often used on busy work sites, so they need to be tough and durable. This is one of the qualities that the DeWalt brand is best known for: it has been manufacturing high-quality construction equipment for almost a century. You can shop for a range of DeWalt inspection cameras and thermometers below.
The flagship product in this category is the DeWalt Inspection Camera. This nifty hand tool comes with a range of accessories that make it very versatile and practical to use. This includes a detachable screen, which is ideal for working in awkward and hard to reach areas while still getting a clear view of proceedings. The 18mm reinforced cable provides great reach and flexibility, and the case is waterproof so it can be used in sewage and water pipes, or in damp locations.
Another key product in the brand's range of inspection tools is the Handheld Infrared Thermometer. It is powered by a 10.8v lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged between uses. It reads thermal levels to an accuracy of +/-1.5%, or +/- 1.5ºC, with an inbuilt memory and recall feature.
For these and other DeWalt inspection cameras and thermometers, a range of attachments and accessories are available. This includes replacement lithium-ion batteries to prolong the life of your equipment, plus additional chargers. You can also purchase hooks and magnets which assist in the retrieval of the camera or thermal probe, allowing the tool to be used even on difficult to access areas.
To keep thermometers and cameras in full working order for as long as possible, it is crucial to order from a trusted range of tools, such as the DeWalt family company. This gives you a reliable manufacturer's guarantee on all products, plus the peace of mind that comes with buying from a trusted and well-known name. However, it is also important to carry out regular maintenance of your tools, if you want to get the most out of them.
Make sure that you clean your thermometer probe and your camera case after each use. Any cables and other parts should also be wiped clean. Inspection cameras often enter unsanitary areas, such as drainage pipes. It is far more hygienic to use a camera than to get in and inspect the pipe yourself, but you should still give the equipment a thorough clean after the inspection! To keep the lithium-ion battery of a handheld inspection camera or thermometer working for longer, let the charge run down fully before you recharge. You should regularly inspect the battery for any signs of cracks or leaks, and replace it if you suspect any damage has occurred.
Browse the full range of DeWalt inspection cameras and thermometers here.