Termatrac's latest pioneering evolution, the T3i, revolutionizes termite inspection practices and technology to be the first sophisticated 3-in-1 termite detection unit.
The three most valuable technologies to detect, locate and confirm the presence of termites without physically penetrating and damaging the building structures are a Thermal Imaging Camera, a Moisture Meter and a Termatrac Termite Detection Radar. Termatrac's research identified Pest Control Technicians consider carrying such an array of tools to be extremely cumbersome and frustrating, plus also find the expense of a Thermal Imaging Camera to be out of reach for many businesses.
The Termatrac T3i was designed specifically to solve the above problems.
The Termatrac T3i incorporates the three essential termite detection technologies in the one light weight hand-held unit:
- A Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide to detect potential termite risk area via heat differentials;
- A Moisture Sensor to identify moisture levels conducive to termite risk areas via the concentrated presence of high levels of moisture;
- The Termite Detection Radar to accurately detect and confirm the presence of termites.
- In addition, seamless Bluetooth wireless connectivity integration to a PDA enables the functionality and data from these three essential technologies to be easily managed, analysed, stored and integrated into inspection reports.
Nearly all pests, termites and other common wood destroying organisms need moisture and high humidity to survive and multiply, thus they will seek the locations of high moisture and humidity to inhabit.
Infestations of subterranean termites will generate heat and humidity in the surrounding materials. The Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide built into the T3i hand-held unit alerts the operator to termite risk areas by identifying areas of varying heat. The operator stands back and points the T3i hand-held unit to scan the surface area. The temperature readings on the PDA device will allow the operator to determine high risk areas where termites could likely be present.
The Termatrac T3i also incorporates a Moisture Sensor enabling the operator to easily identify areas of excess moisture to identify and confirm possible risk areas for termites. All the operator needs to do is scan the surface area (such as a wall) with the T3i, which will present a moisture reading and chart graph on the PDA device enabling the identification of possible termite risk areas.
Upon identifying a termite risk area using the Moisture Meter and/or Thermal Sensor, the operator then presses one button on the T3i to switch over to Radar mode. The operator places the T3i unit against the suspect surface area for the Termite Detection Radar to detect the movement of termites. A bar graph on the PDA will display the activity level of any termites present.
The 3-in-1 functionality of the T3i enables the operator to detect termites and assist to locate entry points, nests and mud-leads, using a single small light weight device, and not having to physically penetrate and cause any damage to building structures. It ensures a cost-efficient and effective treatment can be applied to only the areas required and affected by termites.
The functionality of the Remote Thermal Sensor, the Moisture Meter and the Termite Detection Radar is easily managed on the PDA. Bluetooth wireless data transmission from the T3i device to the PDA enables data to be easily analysed in a convenient manner, plus stored with building position references and operator comments/notes for future analysis. In addition, the PC export functionality and report writer facilitates data back-up and integration into inspection reports.
As a light, compact and robust hand-held unit that can be secured safely on a pest professionals tool belt, the T3i is extremely easy and comfortable to carry around at all times, even in tight confined spaces. Many technicians regard it as the only tool required on their tool belt to detect, locate and confirm the presence of termites.