Thermal Imaging

Find hidden problems with our new thermal imaging service!!

Our infrared imaging camera measures and photographs the non-visible infrared radiation that is emitted by all objects. With this, we can visualize and document minute gradients in the surface temperatures of materials, such as walls and ceilings. This technology helps detect moisture issues (even before they become visible to the eye), insulation and air infiltration deficiencies and electrical component malfunctions. Hancock Inspections is trained and qualified to perform thermal scans in conjunction with your commercial or home inspection or as a stand-alone service.

Infrared inspections are a non-destructive, non-contact and cost-effective way to detect and document defects. Whether it is a time-sensitive emergency, preventative measure, or general inspection, our Thermal Imaging service will help you stay on track and avoid those hidden problems.

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Thermal Imaging FAQ

Can a thermal imaging camera see straight through walls?

No, the representation is the transmission of thermal energy, so you will see different surface temperature of items.

Can a thermal imaging camera detect leaks?

Yes, though the water should be ‘heat sunk’ i.e. be run with hot water first.

Can a thermal imaging camera detect other air leaks?

Yes, due to the temperature variations with draft areas.

Can a thermal imaging camera see through clothing?

Technically, no – however if someone had a gun (or other weapon) hidden under
clothing it would appear cooler on camera.

Can a thermal imaging camera see hidden compartments?

In a vehicle, yes due to the change in thermal characteristics of a surface caused by
he adjoining surface which can highlight structural details which cant be seen
by the human eye. In residences or buildings objects can act like insulation in the walls
which will produce a thermal image and police often use them to locate objects hidden
in walls.

Do thermal imaging cameras work in fire and thick smoke?

Yes, they can be used in visual obscurants like dust and smoke, and are often used by
law enforcement officers or firefighters to quickly ascertain the extent of fires or to scan
for victims.

Can a thermal imaging camera see through glass?

No, as they don’t operate in the visible light spectrum the cameras can only give you an
Image of the surface temperature (which will just be an image of the window). However
if you are close to the window you may be able to see a faint reflection which will be
your heat bouncing from the window. Interesting…

Is IR the same as thermal?

The thermal radiation and the infrared radiation are the same thing if the sources of the

radiation have temperatures comparable to the room temperature. For ordinary cold and lukewarm objects, the thermal radiation is mostly emitted in the infrared.

Do thermal cameras use infrared?

Thermal imaging cameras, also called infrared cameras, detect the heat given off by an object or person. Thermal imaging cameras have lenses, just like visible light cameras. But in this case the lens focuses waves from the infrared energy present in all objects onto an infrared sensor array.

What is the use of thermal imaging?

A thermal imager (also known as a thermal camera) is essentially a heat sensor that is capable of detecting tiny differences in temperature. The device collects the infrared radiation from objects in the scene and creates an electronic image based on information about the temperature differences.

What is the difference between infrared and thermal cameras?

Thermal Imaging Cameras. Thermal imagers are altogether different. In fact, we call them “cameras” but they are really sensors. … Heat (also called infrared, or thermal, energy) and light are both parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a camera that can detect visible light won’t see thermal energy, and vice versa.

What is the difference between infrared and thermal imaging?

Thermal cameras use radiation from in the far infrared region of the spectrum, while IR night vision cameras use light in from the much higher frequency range of nearinfrared region. … Thus, the near IR range has more in common visible light than it does with the thermal imaging range.