|How T3i Works|
The Termatrac T3i incorporates a Moisture Sensor and a Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide to enable the operator to easily detect Termite Risk Areas. Once a Termite Risk Area is identified, a Termite Detection Radar built into the device is then used to detect and confirm actual presence of termites and track the locations of nests, leads, and entry points.
Nearly all pests, termites and other common wood destroying organisms need moisture and high humidity to survive and multiply, thus they will seek such locations to inhabit. The Moisture Sensor function built into the Termatrac T3i enables the operator to easily identify areas of excess moisture as a possible risk area 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 on the PDA device enabling the identification of Termite Risk Areas.
Additionally, congregations of termites will generate heat and humidity. The Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide built into the T3i hand held unit detects termite risk areas by identifying areas of increased heat and humidity in building structures. The operator just stands back and scans the building structure by pointing the hand-held T3i unit at the relevant building structures, of which the temperature readings on the PDA device will allow the operator to determine high risk areas.
Upon identifying a termite risk area using the Moisture Sensor 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 detection and activity level of any termites present.
Once a positive reading with the Termite Detection Radar has been established, termite activity can be tracked to locate entry points and nests. The tracking procedure on the Termatrac Termite Detection Radar shows the Technician the extent of the activity and the direction from which the termites travelled to get to a particular point. Not only will this method enable the trained Technician to locate internal termite nests, the trained operator will be able to follow termite leads to locate the entry point of termite infestation. The Technician will then be well on the way to establishing where the main nest is outside the building.
"I would like it to be known to you that we have been very impressed by the Termatrac T3i Suite, which we purchased from you on 21st October 2012. This unit has been utilised very successfully in our day to day building and timber pest inspection activities, identifying termite activity without the need for destructive investigation at the inspection stages.
The mobility of the handheld PDA is great and easily employed when needed. The password protection is also considered a great feature of the unit.
For us, we have adopted a process of ?user efficiency?, whereby during the process of a timber pest inspection, areas identified for further investigation (example - abnormal moisture readings) are then marked with tape, which at the end of the inspection, are then further investigated using the Termatrac unit?s radar facility.
The Termatrac unit has significantly improved our confidence in inspection outcomes and inspection reporting to our clients.
The initial contact with Termatrac was pleasant, informative and the training course and user certification invaluable to our business. We like to thank you and your friendly and committed staff for all the assistance provided and your ongoing support."
Bill Wiersma, Building Inspection Services Queensland