Signs to look out for. Do you need to use a thermal camera?

We understand how difficult it can be at first to decide whether you and/or your company need to invest in either purchasing or hiring a thermal camera. Often what can help you come to a decision is to look for potential signs. If you are unsure about what you should be looking for, then read on, as we go through some of the tale tell signs that you should be looking out for which could highlight to you that it’s time to invest in the amazing technology that is thermal technology!

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You are cannot achieve the level of quality, accuracy, and detail in your current equipment.  

The accuracy of the data and information you have can make a massive difference to how you go about resolving, fixing, or not even acknowledging the true extend of the problem. Especially in industries such as plumbing, nuclear energy and sewage, being a few decimals out can be the difference between an enormous danger or meltdown. If you cannot achieve the highest level of quality, reliable and accurate data you are after, then perhaps now is the time to look more into thermal imagery cameras.

Feeling the cold?

Is your house particularly cold in the winter months? Is a certain room much colder than the rest? If so, instead of simply whacking up the central heating in your house and hoping you will start to feel cost at night, it might be worth doing some more in depth investigating using thermal technology in order to determine whether your house installation is doing its job properly. If not, you can more than likely expect high energy bills coming your way. There could unknowingly be a gap within your installation which causing you to loose more heat than the usual household.



When you are looking at purchasing or renting a new property.

When purchasing a new place, it’s essential that you know your new building inside, outside and in between the lines before parting with your hard earned cash. In this instance, hiring a thermal camera will mean that you know EXACTLY where you stand when it comes to your new potential property. Don’t just assume there are no problems with your new house or commercial building, find out for yourself and look externally for verification. Save yourself the stress, hassle, and worry of what you’re going to do now you’ve overspent on your budget and now faced with a potential danger to the property that you just can’t get away from. Because let’s face it, none of us like nasty surprises! Investigate now so you don’t have to worry later. 

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You know there’s a problem, but you can’t see it with the naked eye?

Are you loosing pressure in your boiler regularly? Did you call your plumber and they couldn’t see the solution with their naked eye, so sent you on your way with no real answer? This could be the right time to start using thermal technology to detect the real problem head on. Time is money, therefore the more time the problem continues, the more it can start to cost you over the long term. Save your money and your time by investing in a thermal camera.

You are responsible for a large amount of machinery.

It goes without saying, ensuring that all equipment and machinery is running as efficiently and safely as possible should be the top priority for any company or organization that rely heavily on its production. Look below at these questions to get you thinking about the potential areas you and your company should be considering on a regular basis.

Are you checking your machinery on a regular basis?

What is your system for doing the above? Does your current system ensure all areas are covered with accuracy and detail?

Have you noticed a decrease in efficiency and productivity?

This is the most important area that you should act on immediately, but with extreme caution as this could highlight a potential danger which is yet to emerge or arise.


If equipment is not running as efficiently, this could be a case that there has been a difference in temperate within the machinery or external environment around them which needs urgent attention, not the case that you need to apply more pressure and ramp up the production speed. If you do not have a thermal camera within your current procedure for monitoring your machinery, and temperature changes like these go unnoticed, this could result in your business facing additional and unexpected costs. Such as dedicating extensive time and effort to resolve the problem, or worst-case scenario, being forced to dedicate additional budget and resources to purchasing a brand new piece of machinery.

The best advice we could give anyone is to invest as early as possible. Why? Because from our own professional experience, thermal cameras have the incredible advantage of being able to help people detect unseen issues and potential dangers before they get out of hand before it’s too late and before they start to take more time, effort and money that they planned or forecasted.