Ferret Tools Showcases Their Inspection Camera Technology at NECA 2022

Ferret Tools are a multi award-winning technology company headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand who specializes in design and manufacturing new innovative solutions in smart inspection camera technology for the electrical and cabling industry.

This year they will be at NECA in Austin Texas to showcase their winning range of wireless inspection cameras and cable pulling tools. Last year they were recognized by NECA for a Showstopper Award for their innovation for their Ferret Plus model. The NECA Showstopper Awards highlights the best new products and services that make a real difference on the job for electrical contractors.

A Ferret is a small compact inspection camera that allows the user to see and access dark, hard to reach spaces and find and pull in cables easier, faster, and safer. You can attach it to a glow rod or fish stick and the Ferret slides easily into tight spaces, wall cavities, ceilings, under floors or anywhere where access is hard to reach, and visibility can be difficult for the electrical contractor and for other trades. You will recognize the Ferret by its unique shape and design.

Ferret Tools continues to create the future with new thinking and innovation in smart inspection camera solutions.

“We all know from experience trying to access damp, cramped, poorly lit or dangerous, hard to reach places can be frustrating. Fortunately, this new generation of wireless inspection cameras that offer better visibility, accessibility and functionality are here to help.”

Designed for the electrical market, the Ferret Tools range of award-winning cameras and accessories have revolutionized how visual inspections, cable installations, maintenance, and repair work are being performed. Due to a Ferret’s versatility and functionality, the Ferret is being used across a wide variety of industries and applications. The product's ability to increase the efficiency and safety of visual inspections, cable installations, maintenance and repair work makes the Ferret a perfect fit for electrical contractors and other trades.

This year the President and designer of the Ferret range of cameras Andrew Wigney, and the Co-Founder and the VP Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy Therese McNaughten will be flying out from New Zealand to join Pat Bergin in Austin Texas. Do come and meet the team on Booth #1007 Austin Convention Centre Texas between Sunday October 16th – Tuesday 18th October 2022.

“We will have a full inventory of Ferret products and have some great show specials and look forward to showcasing our latest technology with our NECA attendees! “ says Therese McNaughten VP Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Ferret Tools. 


Globally accoladed for their innovation Ferret Tools were the first in the world with their combination wireless rechargeable inspection camera and cable pulling tool - the Ferret WiFi.

The innovation and design of their original model was accoladed globally by the electrical, cabling, and trade industries, winning a total of 10 prestigious awards in the US and the UK and Ireland. They proudly launched their next generation range of three new wireless inspection cameras throughout the US in late 2020/early 2021.

The new range has already been accoladed and awarded for innovation and contribution to the electrical and cabling industry in the US, where they were honoured with 3 prestigious awards, including Showstopper at NECA in 2021 for the Ferret Plus model from their new range of inspection cameras. The Ferret products sold globally.


The next generation inspection camera range that will be showcased at NECA includes the Ferret Pro and Ferret Plus models. These models offer the latest in award-winning features, providing the ultimate in performance, innovation, and functionality in inspection camera technology. Designed and engineered to support electricians on the job, the Ferret range is versatile and easy to use productivity solution. Wirelessly linked to a smart phone the Ferret encourages an efficient and safer work environment.


A Ferret camera allows the user to see inside dark, hard to reach spaces where visibility and accessibility can be difficult. Packed with the latest technology, the Ferret camera can be attached to a ferret stick, glow rod or fish stick (it’s not attached like a traditional borescope). The Ferret can then easily slide into tight spaces, cavities, anywhere that has previously been out of reach, and you need to get your eyes on. Rather than relying on a local WiFi network or hotspot with intermittent service, the camera's built-in WiFi hotspot allows continuous recording of video - a huge advantage over traditional inspection cameras and borescopes.


If you are looking for a professional and durable inspection tool the Ferret Pro features an App controlled variable focus lens and super-fast charge and if you are someone who loves having the latest technology with all the bells and whistles, the Ferret Plus offers the ultimate in inspection tool innovation. With its built-in (on board) memory, and the world’s first non-contact voltage detector that is not limited by the reach of your arm to help detect live cables from a greater reach than ever before. A range of accessories include a flexible gooseneck, a short rod that can be used with a strong robust magnet or hook attachment to pull cables or retrieve lost tools.


Both Models include:

  • Built-in WiFi hotspot
  • Wireless range up to 50’
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery
  • IP67 rated, dustproof & waterproof
  • High-resolution 720p HD real-time streaming directly to an Apple or Android device
  • Adjustable bright white LEDs
  • Digital zoom allows for closeup viewing
  • Up viewing mode for intuitive inspections
  • All models are equipped with interchangeable hook and magnet attachments for pulling in cable or retrieving metallic objects that are difficult to reach


Wirelessly link a Ferret to your smartphone using the free and easy-to-use App to record and take video/photos for an extra layer of functionality and convenience. The Ferret is an easy-to-use solution that encourages an efficient and safer way to support inspections and cabling installations.


You will always know you have a genuine Ferret product through its unique design, brand, shape & functionality.

“Winning the 2021 NECA Showstopper award last year for our Ferret Plus is a great acknowledgement of the focus from the Ferret Tools to drive the future of innovation of inspection camera technology for the industry. We look forward to continuing to listen to our customers and their challenges so we can continue to evolve our inspection tool technology with new functionality and performance so we can strive to make those day-to-day visual inspections and cabling much easier, safer, and more efficient. We want to thank the judges, the industry, and our customers for their support and for the recognition of what we are doing to help make a difference.” said Therese McNaughten VP Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy.


An ideal must have tool for every electrician, cable installer or data/telecom technician to carry in their tool pouch. While their primary market is the electrical industry, due to its versatility and functionality the Ferret has universal appeal across a wide range of trades including Home Inspections, Plumbing, Building, HVAC, Chimney Sweeps, Marine, Pest Control, and more.


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