IR Camera

Imagine if you had Superman's power to, in effect, "see" through walls.*  HomeSafe's new infrared imaging technology, customized especially for infrared home inspections, is the next best thing: Infrared detects tiny but crucial differences in temperature throughout a house, including behind the walls, beneath the floors and beyond ceilings.

These temperature variations often reveal "invisible" problems concealed from the naked eye, including hidden moisture intrusion, roof and plumbing leaks, faulty wiring, energy loss, missing insulation, ventilation problems, structural concerns and moisture related to termite infestations.

Most of these problems will go undetected in an ordinary visual inspection. But with a HomeSafe infrared home inspection, inspectors can easily and quickly scan the house and pinpoint these concerns, providing clients with additional vital information that competitors simply can't offer.

* NOTE: HomeSafe does not claim that IR can literally see through walls. Under the right or properly controlled conditions, infrared allows a trained operator to make determinations about what is happening behind the wall based on the surface temperature of the wall and differences in the building material's thermal properties.

The HomeSafe MikroScan-HI Home Inspector
Radiometric Hand-held Thermal Imager

Powerful, ultra-sensitive yet compact and portable, HomeSafe's new MikroScan-HI handheld infrared camera is customized specifically for home inspections and termite detection. Unlike other IR cameras being marketed for infrared home inspections, the HomeSafe IR camera utilizes a wide-angle lens that provides a broader field of vision, thus allowing for fast, accurate scanning of the house in just a few minutes. This is one of the key special features that makes the HomeSafe IR camera the superior choice for infrared home inspections. Other key unique features include a brighter LCD display for better readings and automatic thermal sensitivity adjustment.

Only HomeSafe's MikroScan-HI IR camera comes with insurance that covers breakage and theft (but not basic wear-and-tear over time). Buy your own IR camera, and you are out of luck if it gets lost, broken or stolen. With HomeSafe, you are always covered! This offer is extended to HomeSafe's franchisees and licensed users both in the home inspection and pest control industries.

Features of the NEW HomeSafe MikroScan-HI
Home Inspector Radiometric Hand-Held Thermal Imager

  • Customized specifically for residential inspectors, this camera has what you need to work rapidly and accurately
  • Thermal Sensitivity of .05
  • Detector Resolution of 320 x 240 for 76,800 pixels
  • Frames per Second Scanning Speed of 60
  • mRAD of 1.2
  • Optimal Natural Field of View Lens 36° x 28°
  • Manual Focus at Lens
  • Enhanced LCD Brightness
  • LCD of 3.5 Inches
  • Image Colorization
  • Radiometric Capability
  • Integrated Visual Camera with Flash
  • And much, much more.

To learn more about optimal IR camera specification for residential use, CLICK HERE (.pdf).



The HomeSafe Infrared Camera/Digital Camcorder array includes a lightweight, long-wavelength IR video camera with 16-bit resolution and automatic contrast/brightness control. One of the most powerful and sensitive cameras ever developed for home and termite inspections, it detects temperature variations as low as 0.08 degrees Celsius and can operate in a temperature range of -20 to +150 degrees Celsius. Specially customized features, including a wider-angle lens, allows fast, efficient real-time scanning of every room in the house. It is integrated with a state-of-the-art digital camcorder. The array is combined into a single unit via a specially designed, lightweight and durable harness that fits snugly over the inspector's shoulders in "Ghostbusters" style.

This array was the original groundbreaking IR unit introduced to the home inspection and pest control industries in 2003. It is still widely used by franchise operators and licensed users around the country. Describing this unit in 2006, Steven Ramos of HGTV's "House Detective" said, "Every inspector is looking for the silver marketing bullet and the ultimate liability shield. There is no better protection in the industry than seeing more than your competitors. With this camera you will see more, sell more and protect yourself and your clients more."

The original HomeSafe Infrared Camera/Digital Camcorder harness unit is still available at very attractive rates.  Although it lacks some convenient features available in the new handheld cameras, it is still the best camera for rapid and accurate residential inspection.  Its clarity is unmatched, and some inspectors prefer the harness for convenience.  You can still have the best camera available while saving thousands, but they are going fast.  Call HomeSafe for details at (866) 327-7233.

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Energy Dept. Favors IR Inspections

A report by the U.S. Department of Energy recommends getting an infrared scan of a new house prior to purchase, particularly if you are concerned about energy loss issues.