How to Use an Inspection Camera

By: CableOrganizer®

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Do you have a task that requires inspecting or working on something in hard-to-reach places? Is there an item you need to retrieve in a cavernous location? Professionals have used — and still use — animals, including trained snakes, rats, fish, dogs, and ferrets, to locate and retrieve lost and damaged wires, as well as pull wires through. But this practice is becoming less common because of ethical and safety concerns for these creatures, with many turning to inspection cameras for help. A tool like this is invaluable for DIYers, as well as professionals including mechanics, home inspectors, pest control businesses, builders, electricians, cablers, plumbers, HVAC technicians, manufacturing personnel, aerospace engineers, archaeologists, geologists, mining professionals, welders, art restorers, agricultural professionals, marine biologists, fire inspectors, law enforcement and security professionals, and many others in various fields.

The Cable Ferret Inspection Camera and Cable Tool Kit available at CableOrganizer®, saves professionals and DIYers time, as well as the headache of figuring out the unknown. It may avert having to take down a wall or pull back a surface to troubleshoot a problem. There is a reason the Cable Ferret is equipped with the motto, “Smart tool. Smart Choice.” This compact borescope camera has a thin, long, and flexible tube, with six bright LEDs in three levels to illuminate areas, even when total darkness is ahead. Like the curious animal it is named after, which is adept at maneuvering itself within tight spaces, the bendable unit can navigate around corners for a better view; and comes with 10 times a greater reach than regular videoscope cameras. The Cable Ferret is equipped with a rod, hook, and magnet, with its brass thread adaptors suitable for most fish sticks. The magnet can grab metallic objects. Its hook can pull cabling in half the time. This crafty unit comes with a flexible gooseneck rod that enables the user to capture a view from different directions into gutters, under a vehicle, or in an endless array of other places. Overall, the Cable Ferret Wi-Fi creates a safer and easier work environment.

This snake camera has Wi-Fi capabilities, 720p high resolution, and a wireless range up to 40 feet. It is capable of streaming real time video onto a phone, tablet, or other device, using a videoscope and intuitive app. The Cable Ferret Inspection Camera and Cable Tool Kit saves images and videos to the gadget you’re using, which also simplifies emailing or texting details of the issue, inspection, or work performed. It is waterproof to IPX 67 standards, meaning it has Ingress Protection against water immersion in water about 3.28 feet (1 meter) depth, up a half-hour. It is also fortified against dust, and noncorrosive fluids. The app enables you to adjust the LED brightness and check the battery on the Cable Ferret.

What does it add to your equipment in terms of dimensions and weight? The Cable Ferret is 1.23 inches (3.12 centimeters) tall, 3.23 inches (8.20 centimeters) in length, 0.84 inches (2.13 centimeters) in diameter, and 1.28 ounces (36 grams) in weight.

The camera and accessories are organized into a protective, zippered carrying case.

How do you use it? Follow all manufacturer’s instructions for use, safety and longevity of this borescope camera.

  1. 1. Download the Ferret Wi-Fi App.
  2. 2. Charge the camera via USB.
  3. 3. Prepare the tool kit for use.
  4. 4. Unscrew the back cap to turn it on.
  5. 5. Connect the camera cable to your device.
  6. 6. Open your device’s Wi-Fi settings to connect to the Cable Ferret Wi-Fi.
  7. 7. Open the App.
  8. 8. Enter the area with the attachment you need to inspect or fish cables through.
  9. 9. View images transmitted onto your device, adjusting the brightness and contrast as needed.
  10. 10. Use the appropriate tool attachment to fish cables, inspect items, or retrieve magnetic objects.
  11. 11. Take photos and videos, and then save them to your device’s video library.
  12. 12. Once you have finished, clean the inspection camera and attachments per the manufacturer’s instructions, then store the kit in a cool, dry place.

Ready to get to work? Purchase your Cable Ferret Inspection Camera and Cable Tool Kit from CableOrganizer® today!

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