Ferret Tools: New Innovation in Inspection Camera Technology

Published On
Dec 7, 2020

FERRET TOOLS, (rebranded from the Cable Ferret company) headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, are creating the future with new thinking and innovation in smart inspection camera technology for the trades and DIY industry. They have used a unique perspective to solve frustrating visual inspections, cabling installations and maintenance problems in a different way.

They initially revolutionized the inspection camera industry with the launch of the world's first combination compact wireless rechargeable inspection camera and cable pulling tool in 2018 with the original Ferret Wi-Fi model. Its innovation and design were accoladed, and the company was acknowledged globally as an innovator and leader by the electrical, cabling and trade industries, winning a total of six prestigious industry awards in both the US and the UK last year.

As a direct response to ongoing customer needs and market insights the Ferret team have continued to design and innovate and are now excited to introduce their next generation wireless inspection cameras that combine the ultimate in performance, innovation, and functionality.

With three new models to choose from, the Ferret Lite, Ferret Pro and the Ferret Plus, incorporate all the award-winning features of the globally recognized original Ferret WiFi, in addition to being packed with the latest new technology to benefit the customer on the job or at home even more.

Products in the new Ferret Tools range include:

The Ferret Lite is a general-purpose high-quality inspection camera that gives you eyes inside hard to reach locations. It includes all the award-winning handy features of the original Ferret WiFi with the addition of the always up viewing mode to help with intuitive inspections. If you like to keep things simple and don’t need all the bells and whistles, the Ferret Lite is the ideal cost-effective solution to help on the job or at home.

The Ferret Pro is a professional and durable inspection tool, designed and engineered with award-winning features plus an app controlled variable focus lens and super-fast charge. It is purpose designed to help provide easier, faster & safer visual inspections. If you need to locate and pull in cable or need to get your eyes on something out of reach, then the Ferret Pro is the ideal tool for electricians and other trades.

The Ferret Plus brings you the ultimate innovation in inspection camera technology. It includes built-in (on board) memory and is the first ever non-contact voltage detector that is not handheld to help detect live cables from a greater reach than ever before. Perfect for someone who loves having the latest technology with all the bells & whistles including all the award-winning features of the Ferret WiFi to help make visual inspections, cabling installations & maintenance work easier, faster & safter. Suitable for all electricians, plumbers, builders, HVAC, lighting installers and other trades.

All Ferret cameras are designed and engineered to attach to a glow rod/fish stick (it’s not tethered like a traditional borescope) and have a wireless range of up to 50’. Link to your smart phone using the free and easy to use App to record and take video/photos providing an extra layer of functionality and convenience.

All models include these award-winning product features:

  • Built-in WiFi hotspot
  • Wireless range up to 50’
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery
  • IP67 rated dustproof & waterproof
  • High resolution 720p HD real time streaming directly to an Apple or Android device
  • Adjustable bright white LEDs
  • Digital zoom allowing for close up viewing
  • Ferret always up viewing mode for intuitive inspections
  • All are equipped with interchangeable hook and magnet attachments for pulling in cable or retrieving metallic objects that are difficult to reach

You choose - If you want a general-purpose inspection camera and like to keep things simple the Ferret Lite model is the ideal cost-effective solution. If you are looking for a professional and durable inspection tool the Ferret Pro features an App controlled variable focus lens and super-fast charge and if you are someone who loves having the latest technology with all the bells and whistles, the Ferret Plus offers the ultimate in inspection tool innovation with its built-in (on board) memory, and the world’s first non-contact voltage detector that is not limited by the reach of your arm.

Applications - Supporting easier and faster inspections, cable installations, maintenance and repair work the Ferret is a versatile, easy to use solution that encourages an efficient and safer work environment making it an ideal tool for every electrician, cable installer or data/telecom technician to carry in their tool pouch.

While our primary market is the electrical industry, the Ferret is versatile and has universal appeal across a wide range of trades including Home Inspections, Plumbing, Building, HVAC, Chimney Inspections, Marine, Pest Control, and more. Whether it is behind drywall, beneath floorboards, above drop ceiling tiles, or simply to get eyes where you need them the most the Ferret can be used in a variety of places to help uses get the job done quickly and more efficiently. Its versatility continues with an IP67 waterproofing rating, making it a stellar performer in damp and dusty working environments. Extend the Ferrets reach using the fish stick adaptor which will accommodate the vast majority of fish sticks makes and models, extending its reach capability of up to 50’.

Unmatched in innovation, durability, performance you will know you have the genuine product through the Ferrets unique design, shape and functionality.

Find out more at www.ferrettools.com

Designed by the Trade for the Trade.

The Company – Innovating for the Future

Ferret Tools, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand is an electronic design and manufacturing company. The company is led by the Founder and CEO Andrew Wigney, the electronic designer and innovator of the Ferret range of products and Co-Founder Therese McNaughten who heads Marketing and the global brand strategy for the company.

They are supported by a highly creative and innovative team who are driven and committed to making an impact in innovation that helps to make a difference for the Trade and DIY industries.

“We are passionate about designing and engineering reliable, useful, durable inspection cameras packed with the latest technology to support our customers with easier, faster, and safer inspections, cable installations and repair work for either on the job or at home. Our new range provides even more choice, including accessories to assist the use of the Ferret. We are so proud of the commitment of all our team to be able to keep to our goal of launching this new range during what has been a challenging year for all”.

They currently work with a network of Authorized Channel Partners in USA & Canada, the UK, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Ferret Tools: Building a safer, smarter work & home environment.

Inspect with a Ferret. Smart Tool. Smart Choice.

Ferret Tools – “Creating the future with new thinking and innovation in inspection camera technology for Trades and DIY.”

For more information on the Ferret Tools range of products and accessories and to see a list of our Authorized Channel Partners

please visit www.ferrettools.com or contact Therese McNaughten the VP Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy on Cell. +64 21 777 290