Thermal imaging cameras and equipment have become valuable additions to the home and commercial inspector’s toolkit in recent years. While not all inspectors have an interest in using thermal imaging as part of their inspections, for those that do, a number of thermal imaging cameras are available on the market. Consider the following cameras when starting your thermal camera research:
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FLIR has become the benchmark for thermal imaging systems. The C2 is an ideal addition to the home and commercial inspectors toolkit. For one step up consider the FLIR C3 Pocket Thermal Camera with WiFi.
Seek thermal imaging systems are affordable and high resolution cameras well suited for use in a wide range of inspection situations. Consider the Seek Thermal RevealPRO Handheld Infrared Imaging Camera – RQ-AAAX if you plan to focus on thermal imaging work.
Seek also manufactures compact thermal imagers for use with iOS-Apple or Android phones.
For inspectors who are not ready to purchase a stand alone thermal imaging camera, consider the FLIR Thermal imager for iOS or Andriod (FLIR ONE Thermal Imager Pro Imaging Camera for Android (USB-C), Black (435-0007-02))
FLIR MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter
The FLIR MR160 combines the benefits of a thermal imaging camera with the functionality of a moisture meter to show you exactly where to measure for moisture. Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) technology provides live thermal images to help you locate cold spots where you can then take targeted moisture measurements to determine if these spots are caused by moisture.
For commercial and building inspectors requiring additional temperature, humidity and probe functionality, consider the FLIR MR176 Imaging Moisture Meter with Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurements