Video probes can be used to inspect and record in the narrowest of spaces, including in pipework of all sizes, in ducting, and in wall and floor voids. Inspectahire uses video probes as small as 3.9mm (0.15in) in diameter.
Video probes provide high-resolution realtime video footage that can be recorded or captured in still photographs. Retrieval tools can be added to remove obstructions.
They are fitted with lights comprised of fibre optics or LED illumination. Fibre optic lighting tends to feature on smaller diameter instruments.
Basic systems have controls for illumination, while higher-end models incorporate features such as character generation, electronic zoom, picture comparison, video image storage and image transmission capability.