Your Guide to Choosing an Inspection Camera

When it comes to choosing an inspection camera, there are a significant number of factors to consider among the variety of products available. Before you begin your search, you’ll first need to know your specific purpose for the camera; how much lighting is required, the size and flexibility of the camera, and your intended budget. Other factors to consider are the camera’s durability, resolution, and wireless connectivity capabilities.

Once you’ve established your intent for an inspection camera, it’s then paramount to consider the camera’s ease of use, especially if you are unfamiliar with using inspection cameras. Finding cameras with intuitive controls and user-friendly interfaces will be best. Some inspection cameras can include additional features, like capturing and storing video and photos.

Lastly, it’s beneficial to consider an inspection camera’s portability. This is especially important if you work in a trade and are often traveling between jobs. Some inspection cameras can be bulky and cumbersome, while others are smaller, easier to carry, and possess more versatility when it comes to manoeuvring in tighter, cramped areas.

The Traditional Solutions

When searching for an inspection camera, you’ll often come across a few common styles including:

 Borescopes — These are comprised of a camera at the end of a flexible probe, often connecting via USB or directly to a screen. They are commonly used to inspect engines, curving pipes, and other hard-to-access areas.

 Sewer Cameras — These cameras are crafted to inspect sewers along with other underground pipes. Most of the time, these are mounted on a flexible cable that’s upwards of 50ft long and can often be controlled remotely.

 Inspection Cameras with Wireless Displays — Designed with ease of use in mind, these cameras connect to a wireless display, making it easier to assess cramped areas safely. Since the two parts can work remotely from each other (while in range), these cameras offer great flexibility.

While borescopes help inspect areas with very narrow access, they have some apparent downsides. For starters, their rigid probe makes storing them a pain, even when coiled. Borescopes are also limited in their standalone abilities, restricting their use cases and doing less to justify their cost.

Sewer cameras, also known as drain inspection cameras or pipeline inspection cameras, are an invaluable tool for assessing the state of sewer lines and pipes. They are, however, very purpose-built, which limits their versatility to take on other tasks and their steep price point may prove them to not be the solution you’re looking for. For simple drain inspections like viewing through cleanouts and inspection ports, a general inspection camera may be a better solution.

An inspection camera with a wireless display is exceedingly convenient for viewing or capturing video and images of whatever space you inspect. However, for those inspection cameras designed with a standalone display, they can add bulk to your toolkit and more points of failure. What’s more, that extra equipment often comes with extra cost; why not make more efficient use of some of the tools you already have? The Ferret inspection camera can help you do exactly that.

A New Innovative Solution — The Ferret Tools Wireless Inspection Camera

Among the wide array of inspection cameras available, the Ferret inspection cameras stand out. These innovative inspection cameras are small enough to fit in your pocket and connect wirelessly to any compatible smartphone or device to live stream what it sees directly back to you. With a 50ft range (greater when in line of sight), the Ferret inspection camera helps you see and reach otherwise inaccessible spaces.

The Ferret cameras are designed to be versatile. From crawlspace, attic, chimney, and roof inspections all the way to cable pulling, vehicle inspections, and gutter inspections — a Ferret’s got you covered. This intuitive camera features a digital zoom for enhanced, up-close viewing, adjustable bright white LEDs for enhanced visibility, and can quickly be recharged for added convenience.

The Ferret camera range includes a free and easy to use App which allows you to have control over the camera, with 720p HD streaming, providing crisp clear real time images and video directly to your smart device. And since the Ferret camera is compact and connects straight to your smartphone, it’s easy to carry around and adds virtually no extra weight to your toolkit. For superior maneuverability, the Ferret can be attached to any rigid stick or Ferret Stick, keeping you out of the cramped areas you inspect and letting the Ferret do all the work.

We’re confident a Ferret inspection camera will earn a place in your toolkit just as easily as the lineup of Ferret inspection cameras has earned 11 industry awards and counting. So, next time you need to see and reach further, count on the Ferret inspection camera to be up for the task.

The Ferret — A Must-Have Wireless Inspection Camera

While there are many inspection cameras available on the market today, there’s only one that can prove to be the best solution for such a wide variety of applications. So, champion versatility in your pocket by adding a Ferret Tools Wireless Inspection Camera to your arsenal for cost-effective, safe, quick, and easy inspections today!


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