Does your job require you to look into dark, hard to reach places? If so, you probably work in HVAC inspection, automotive repair, or aircraft inspection. An inspection camera is one of the best tools to help you do this. It’s a miniature camera on a long cord that attaches to your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. You snake the borescope camera into the space you need to see and the images appear on your cell phone’s screen in real time. These devices have a wide variety of uses, including at least one you might not have thought of. Solid Signal is happy to share details of the endoscope cameras we carry.
Inspection Camera Uses…
Mention an inspection camera and the first thing people think of are professionals such as HVAC, auto repair, and other mechanics. That’s no surprise, since the nature of their jobs practically begs for these endoscopes. The camera’s 6.5-foot cable really lets professionals and do-it-yourselfers see what’s going on in those hard to reach spaces. The bright LED light on the end of the camera means that darkness is nothing to worry about. While the endoscope camera is great for the following applications:
- Auto repair
- Chimney inspection
Unique Uses for Inspection Cameras
Maybe it’s the geek in me, but I can think of a few non-traditional uses for these devices. Since it’s an underwater inspection camera, the first thing that comes to mind is fishing. I fish from the dock, from boats, and even from the shores of local rives. Each different forms of fishing offers different ways to use my endoscope, including:
- Dipping it under the boat or dock to see what’s lurking down there. (Much better than any fish finder.)
- Checking my minnow traps without having to haul them up every 30 minutes or so.
- Put it underwater near my bait to see what’s nibbling on the hook before the bobber flinches.
- During the winter, what better way to see what’s under the ice than an inspection camera?
Every fall, I take my sons out to the woods with me during deer season. (This is why Stuart refers to my kids as “Hunter” and “Gatherer.”) I can’t tell you how many bucks “Gatherer” has spooked because he moved too soon in the blind. I’m thinking I could just poke an inspection camera through a small hole in the blind. This would let us see every critter at the bait pile before they ever saw us. It would be nice to fill a freezer this fall, and I truly believe the endoscope camera might be the edge I need. (Mrs. Buckler forbid me from forbidding “Gatherer” from these family hunting trips.)
Speaking of my sons, “Hunter” gives me plenty of reasons to invest in a borescope camera. Ever since he’s decided to grow his hair out, I’ve found myself cleaning drains. I’ve pulled what’s amounted to a nest of serpents out of my shower and bathroom sink drains too many times already. Poking a lighted inspection camera down the pipe could help me find these hairballs before they become an even bigger problem. (Now if I could only get that boy to clean the drains himself!)
Inspection Cameras for iPhone, Android
This Wi-Fi inspection camera is one of the most popular products Solid Signal carries. It makes a wireless connection to your computer or phone, and features a rigid wire. This 6.5-foot wire keeps the shape you form it into to allow the camera to reach far back into just about every hard to see places such as vents, walls, floors, and pipes. This makes the borescope camera a favorite with plumbers, electricians, HVAC professionals, and auto repair technicians.
The Wi-Fi endoscope camera comes with a variety of features, including:
- A seven-millimeter waterproof camera with six white LED lights with brightness adjustment
- Two megapixel CMOS for close range photos and videos
- Includes three attachments: magnet, hook and mirror
- Uses the app Moqo View app, which is available for download on Android and iPhones
Android Inspection Camera from Solid Signal
This USB inspection camera is similar to the Wi-Fi endoscope camera that we carry. The biggest difference is that this borescope camera attaches directly to your Android phone with a USB adapter. The flexible, waterproof camera is attached to a 6.5-foot cord that reaches into hard to see spaces to captures photos and video. This Android device is great for any professionals or do-it-yourselfer whose work requires them to see into hard to reach places.
This USB inspection camera comes with a variety of features, including:
- Waterproof to IP67 standard
- Six LED lights with adjustable brightness
- Includes magnet, hook and mirror
- Also available in a two-pack
Inspection Cameras for Sale
Do you want an endoscope camera? Some of these devices, also called endoscopes or borescope cameras, can cost upwards of $200. Solid Signal believes that you shouldn’t have to pay so much for a tool you need. We carry affordable USB endoscope cameras that attach to your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. These devices will give you the big picture at a small cost. Solid Signal carries these devices for iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. If you have any questions about these devices, we’re happy to answer them. Just give us a call at 877.312.4547.