Using VR Camera Systems for Building Inspection

Categories: Cameras, Construction, Lighting, VRPublished On: January 12th, 202312.2 min read
Nigel Paine

Building inspection is a crucial process for ensuring the safety and integrity of a structure and its mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installations.  Fire safety inspections are also highly important.  However, in all these cases certain areas of a building can be difficult or even impossible for inspectors to access, such as drywall ceilings.  This is where virtual reality (VR) cameras can really help.

VR cameras offer a number of advantages for building inspection in inaccessible areas.  One of the most significant benefits is the ability to remotely access and inspect areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach.  This allows inspectors to identify potential issues and hazards without the need for scaffolding or other equipment.  An easily deployable camera system like this also saves time.

Bushman Halo Light and monopod for Building Inspection

Another advantage of VR cameras is the ability to capture high-resolution images and video of the inspection area.  Better still these camera have the added benefit of being able to capture a full 360 degree image thus providing a complete view of the entire scene!  This allows inspectors to closely examine and record the condition of the structure, including any damage or wear and tear.  They are particularly useful for taking images to monitor any changes over time and thus identifying potential issues before they become major problems.

In addition to the benefits for building inspection, VR cameras also offer a number of other advantages. For example, they can be used to create virtual tours of a building, which can be useful for real estate or marketing purposes.  They are also perfect for 360° Remote Site Meetings, an innovative new solution provided by our partner Avatour.

Labpano camera for building inspection
Bushman Panoramic Halo 360 light for building inspection
Bushman Building Inspection

Equipment required would include a small VR camera that can, for example, be inserted into the space created by removing a ceiling light.  A Bushman Halo 360 light is also important because working areas can be poorly lit.  Monopods are also essential since they can provide the required reach into inaccessible areas as well as a stable platform to take general images.  Contact SeeSense to discuss how all these items can be packaged along with a wide range of accessories for your requirement.

Overall, VR cameras are an effective tool for building inspection in inaccessible areas such as drywall ceilings. They provide a safe, efficient, and cost-effective way to identify potential issues and hazards, and can be used for a variety of other applications as well.