An inspection camera is an optical device used to gain visual access to areas that are otherwise out of view.
The device can also be referred to as a video borescope or a videoscope.
An inspection camera’s construction consists of a long flexible tube, which has a video camera at its end, and a small screen which is connected to the camera. Whatever the camera ‘sees’ is displayed on the screen to allow the user to view the inspected area.
The camera is a very useful tool to have, especially in situations where the object to be inspected is out of reach. It can take pictures and record videos, so the user can have a proper look at its findings.
Its ability to reach out-of-view areas means it is used for investigating objects which the user would otherwise be unable to see, such as hidden car parts, a drain or toilet pipe, or the barrel of a gun.
It is a tool often used by many tradespeople, including mechanics, plumbers, engineers, gunsmiths, plasterers, surveyors, and DIYers.