Kennards Hire provides a wide range of access systems, air compressors, air tools, bricks and paving systems. They have introduced a new, hand held, waterproof inspection camera to find, diagnose and solve problems in hard to reach areas.
Electricians, plumbers, pest controllers, motor mechanics and air conditioning and machinery maintenance workers are among those who would find the device useful in awkward areas. It can be used to look behind walls, inside ceilings, down sinks and other pipes, and into the nooks and crannies of machinery.
The inspection camera, which can be hired across the Kennards’ network of more than 100 hire centres, has a one metre long, slightly rigid but flexible cable leading to a 9mm camera head.
The camera head includes a tiny but powerful light, capable of illuminating a darkened area up to 1.5 metres away. Images are conveyed to a 9 cm TFT-LCD wireless monitor, which has a rechargeable Li-battery. The unit also has a video recorder, which allows later review. Three handy accessories, including a hook, mirror and magnet, can be attached to the cable.
Kennards also hires pipe cameras for locating problems in sewer and water pipes, drains, flue lines and ducts from 40mm to 150mm in diameter. The camera head, which is attached to a 20 metre flexible rod with metric markings, can be pushed around bends of up to 87 degrees. Images are relayed back to the LCD monitor and can be saved for later transfer to a CD. The pipe camera runs off 240V, but also has a rechargeable battery and charger.