Seek Compact Pro FF Image Gallery

Seek Compact Pro FF Image Gallery

UPDATE: Ivy Tools now has a limited supply of Seek Compact Pro Thermal Imagers for sale. Both iPhone and Android are currently available. The new Seek Compact Pro thermal imager arrived at the Ivy Tools office on a Tuesday afternoon notable only for its thick unrelenting heat. By evening it was clear that the latest Seek … Continue reading

Full Review: FLIR Scout TK Handheld Thermal Camera

Full Review: FLIR Scout TK Handheld Thermal Camera

FLIR Scout TK Unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas is the new FLIR Scout TK Thermal Camera, a handheld monocular designed for outdoor exploration and security applications. The Scout TK detects infrared light—what we usually call heat—providing an image whether it is night or day, foggy or clear. Easily capable of detecting a … Continue reading

Greenbuild Expo in a New Light

Greenbuild Expo in a New Light

Unique design is a hallmark of the US Green Building Council’s annual conference and expo. This year the conference and Greenbuild expo were held in an unseasonably delightful Washington DC. As thousands of architects, contractors, and designers were swarming the Washington Convention Center, we grabbed a FLIR T420 thermal camera to capture the action from … Continue reading

Field Testing for the OSHA Confined Spaces Rule

Field Testing for the OSHA Confined Spaces Rule

The recently updated OSHA Confined Spaces rule is having a significant impact on many residential construction companies. The rule has been expanded to define most attics and crawlspaces as “confined spaces,” many of which will require permitting, testing, and even a second worker to stand by in case evacuation is required. The expanded OSHA Confined … Continue reading

Testo Combustion Analyzer Sale

Testo Combustion Analyzer Sale

Testo is offering a great promotion this fall on their full line of combustion analyzers. When you purchase a Testo 310, Testo 320, or Testo 330, you qualify for a $150 rebate. These analyzers are already priced competitively, but with the added bonus of $150 in your pocket, this deal will be hard to beat … Continue reading

Hands on Review: FLIR MR160 Moisture Meter with Infrared

Hands on Review: FLIR MR160 Moisture Meter with Infrared

FLIR recently previewed their new MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter to excited onlookers at the annual Inframation conference. Part moisture meter and part thermal camera, the MR160 enables contractors and builders to identify areas of potential moisture through an infrared image, then follow up with a measurement. Rather than guessing or hunting around for the areas … Continue reading

Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

Cold Storage, Infrared Cameras, and Beer

An offer recently came our way that was just too good to refuse. One of our favorite Virginia breweries, Pale Fire Brewing, needed help inspecting their new cold room. Since their brewery is within walking distance of the Ivy Tools office, I think I blurted out something like, “Would now work? Great, I’ll be right … Continue reading