Pipe Inspection Camera – Why Get One & How to Choose Right

An inspection camera is a small camera designed for seeing and inspecting places you can’t see with a naked eye. These cameras consist of LED lights attached by a long and flexible cable to a handle with an LCD screen that can be detached if needed. This device has a lot of practical applications and its main purpose is to allow you look into hard to reach areas like underneath appliances, deep narrow holes, drains, dark wall cavities, and so on, the list is long.

Pipe Inspection Camera

But what exactly is an inspection camera? Simply put, it is a camera designed to provide the needed light when inspecting the hard to reach dark spaces. There was a time when these cameras used to cost an arm and a leg, but not anymore. Thanks to the huge competition and massive drop in the cost of both cameras and LCD screens and, you can now find a drain, sewer, and pipe inspection camera at an affordable price. Now you have the chance to choose between a more simpler model of inspection camera designed for inspecting more shallower drains and holes, or one that is more advanced that has an option to record sounds and imagery.

What to Look for When Buying One

  • Be it a sewer, drain or pipe inspection camera, the thing that makes it so important is its small head and its flexible and bendable cable which gives you the opportunity to use it in hard to reach places like corners and deep holes.

  • When choosing a camera, make sure the cable is thick enough in order to be able to get through with ease when blockage comes on the camera’s way.

  • Another thing to consider is the cable’s length, meaning that you need to choose a long one in order to be able to reach to troubling areas.

  • A great feature to look for is a camera zoom. This will give you a clear picture if there is any obstacle on the way.

  • You should not forget about the camera resolution. This is important so you can have a clearer view and give the right problem diagnosis (if there is any). Another feature to look for is the record option, so you can be able to record what’s happening in the location at the moment and carefully analyze it later.

  • Lastly, you can choose between inspection cameras that run on disposable batteries, or the cordless and rechargeable ones.


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