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FAQ

Q: How effective is the Termatrac T3i at finding termites?
A: The Termatrac T3i was developed solely to be the only tool required to detect, confirm and track the presence of termites. It combines three different types of sensors; a Moisture Sensor, a Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide, and the latest Termite Detection Radar. The Moisture Sensor and Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide are primarily useful for detecting Termite Risk Areas (suspected presence of termites). The Termite Detection Radar also enabled the operator to 'track' termites to locate termite nests and entry points into the building, increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of termite treatments.
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Q: Where was the technology used in the T3i developed?
A: The entire Termatrac T3i unit was designed in Australia, from electronics to casing. Research began on the initial Termite Detection Radar in the early 1990's, and the first generation of it was released as the Termatrac T1r in 1999. Building on the success of that long-lasting unit, the T3i incorporates all the advances in electronics since then with a more powerful and accurate radar module, combined with the two necessary tools for detecting Termite Risk Areas; a Moisture Sensor and a Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide.
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Q: Will using the Termatrac T3i disturb termites, causing them to retreat or escape/avoid chemical treatment?
A: One of the key advantages to using the Termatrac T3i is that all sensors on it are designed to be completely non-intrusive. This means no holes need to be drilled or cut for an effective inspection to be carried out. Not only does this save a technician's time, but increases customer satisfaction as there are no repairs that need to be made purely from an inspection.
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Q: Is the T3i the only device required on a technicians tool belt to Detect, Confirm and Track the presence of termites?
A: Yes. The T3i will enable the operator to easily detect Termite Risk Areas using the Moisture Meter and/or the Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide, and confirm and track the presence of termites using the Termite Detection Radar; all without having to make any penetration and damage to the building surface. The only other tool a termite inspector may want to carry with them is a torch to see in dark locations.
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Q: Is training provided with the Termatrac T3i?
A: Initial training is provided with all Termatrac products.
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Q: My company uses its own PDAs in the daily management of customer jobs. Can we use that PDA with the T3i device?
A: The T3i Operate app runs on Android devices. Companies may use their own devices provided they are compatible. Termatrac maintains a list of "approved" devices here.
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Q: How does the Termatrac Detection Radar work?
A: The unit sends out a specially calibrated signal designed to penetrate most common building materials. This is bounced back to a degree, and should the strength or data encoded in that signal change, a reading is displayed on the screen. If you want to learn more about the technology surrounding the Termite Detection Radar, please click here.
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Q: Does the Termite Detection Radar detect termites through any material?
A: No. Termite Detection Radar can detect termites through most common building materials such as plasterboard, fibreboard, foam, marble, tile, plastic and of course most timbers. Metal, glass and water, amongst other materials with similar properties, can all affect readings given by the Termite Detection Radar. Please contact us should you wish to enquire about a certain situation or material.
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Q: How does the Termatrac T3i and the Termite Detection Radar help to reduce the expense of chemical usage in treatments?
A: Because the Termite Detection Radar can help pinpoint and track the exact location and extent of termite activity, a treatment can be tailored to this. No longer does a technician need to fill a void completely with chemical just because they know termites are active in that area; chemical can now be applied directly to areas where termites are known to be active. Less chemical usage, less waste, in less time.
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Q: How does the Remote Infrared Thermometer with Laser Guide detect Termite Risk Areas?
A: Most species of subterranean termite generally like to keep their habitats at a temperature of around 82-90°F (28-32°C). Assuming ambient temperature is different to this, the exposed surfaces around a termite infestation should heat up. The Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide allows a user to quickly scan the temperature of surfaces in commonly affected areas easily, without touching the surface itself (which could alter the reading). Read more about the Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide by clicking here.
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Q: Is the Termatrac T3i safe?
A: Before production, the Termatrac T3i had passed all required testing and certification to be sold within every market it is distributed in. We strongly advise that a user does not look into the radar face as a precaution, nor allow anyone else to, however the unit has approximately one hundred times less emissions than a mobile phone.
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