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Why a camera to look inside walls is useful for running wires

Why a camera to look inside walls is useful for running wires

The many benefits of using a small camera to look inside walls

Installing new electronics like can lights in a ceiling, or an AV system with surround sound speakers, are just a couple reasons that you might want to run wires through a wall. There are different approaches to doing this, but some of them require you to make holes in the wall and then patch the holes and refinish the wall. One of the least invasive methods involves using a small inspection camera to look inside the walls and find the best route for the wires. Walls frequently have obstacles like other wires, plumbing, wood reinforcements, and insulation. A small camera that can be inserted through a tiny hole will help you look inside the wall and identify these obstacles so you can judge how easy or difficult the job will be without tearing a hole in the drywall.

How a camera to look inside walls works

A camera to look inside of walls is similar to the camera in your mobile phone except it is on the end of a flexible probe or wire. The probe is flexible enough to form it to shape but it maintains the shape and holds up its own weight when extended out a meter or two. The digital camera lens sends the image through wires to either a mobile device, a WiFi transmitter, or to its own dedicated monitor. The camera lens is also surrounded by an array of lights to illuminate any dark area it might be inserted into. This can be a great tool because you can drill a small hole in a wall and insert the inspection camera into the wall to look for any obstructions that might pose a problem. In a best-case scenario, you can use accessories such as a hook to find the wires you want to run and pull them through the wall.

Applications of a camera to look inside walls

There are many reasons that you need a camera to help navigate through a wall or tight crawl space. Residential buildings can have a number of things blocking the interior of a wall space including electrical wires, plumbing, fire blocks, and insulation. An inspection camera can’t always navigate around these, but it helps you identify and locate the obstruction. Sometimes, all you need is to drill a hole through a fire block to access the area, but you need the camera to determine that the obstruction is a wood fire block and not a gas or water line - which you definitely don’t want to drill through.

Benefits of using a camera to look inside walls

Using a camera to look inside of walls and run wires can save you time and money. Alternatives to using a camera are commonly knocking large holes in walls to see what’s inside and pulling the wires through. Small inspection cameras can often fit through a 1/4-inch diameter hole so they cause much less damage. Not only does knocking big holes in a wall create a mess, but you also need to fix the holes, which might require you to hire a drywall finisher and painter. A look inside walls camera is much less invasive, identifies where to best run your wires, can sometimes pull the wires through the walls by itself, and will save you money.

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Ultimately, using behind wall inspection camera where you want to run wiring is a great way to save time and money. Teslong makes a range of Industrial endoscopes that are ideal for this application in a range of prices from $50 to $500. Whether you want a simple USB scope, wireless WiFi model, endoscope camera for iPhoneendoscope camera for Android, or a complete stand-alone unit, Teslong makes an in-wall inspection camera to suit your needs.

 

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