A: The Termatrac T3i was developed soley 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 enables the operator to 'track' termites to locate termite nests and entry points into the building, increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of termite treatments.
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.
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 time, but increases customer satisfaction as there are no repairs that need to be made purely from an inspection.
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.
A: Initial training is provided with all Termatrac products.
A: As long as the PDA meets the minimum software and hardware requirements needed by T3i, this is quite possible. Because there are so many PDA products available, we cannot guarantee support all products. However if the PDA uses Windows Mobile 6.5 and higher, is equiped with Bluetooth and has plenty of memory and storage space available, there should be no problem. Please refer to our Technical Documentation under the Resources link for the precise minimum specifications needed by a PDA to run the Termatrac T3i.
A: As per the above question, it's impossible to support every single PDA product on the market, however, if the PDA meets or exceeds the minimum specifications required to run the T3i there should be no issue. For the minimum specifications, please refer to the Technical Documentation available on request.
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 visit the Termite Detection Radar Technology page found in the Learn About area.
A: No. Termite Detection Radar can detect termites though most common building materials such as pasterboard, 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.
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.
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 in our Product area.
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 allows anyone else to, however the unit has approximately one hundred times less emissions than a mobile phone.
"I use the Termatrac a lot more than my thermal imaging camera."
Richard Taylor, HouseGuard Pty Ltd (QLD, Australia)