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Ben, all very good idea’s, my thought is what type of contract should be used for these inspections.

Will, what do you use? Thanks

http://activerain.com/groups/homeinspectionreport Will I missed that post,so add me to the five you are allowed and bring up your ranking.You get more views that way.Look at me telling the tech expert.

The preliminary Power Point can be found here: www.NACHI.org/presenations

After Toronto, I will post the final PowerPoint, replacing the old one.

hope this helps;

So is the bcam sd worth paying the extra 1000, or go with the regular…I am getting closer!!

I just had a sales Rep tell me that the basic difference is
the BCAM SD can hold approx. 1000 images vs 50 images.
(who needs that many for a home inspection?)

and…

If you look at the two images… the SD looks a “little”
sharper. That’s about it, from what he said.

That is basically what you are paying an extra $1000 for.

I think I will save the 1,000. Which one are you getting John?

I think I will save the $1000 too and start out with the
regular BCAM. I have a local Rep that will help show
me the basics to operate camera and software.

Then I will have to look at my options for some
training.

Tip - pay for it with a credit card and then let one
of those new credit offers transfer that amount
at the 0% introduction offer. You will basically
be buying it interest free, if you pay it off within
one year. Just a thought.

If the thermal imaging service increases your
business by just one inspection per month,
it will be paid for in one year.

This service should separate you from the crowd
and cause Clients to choose you above the rest.

I am thinking of marketing the entire thing as another business instead of incorporating it into the inspection business. I will stilll use it in inspecting, but my thought process is that it may be more beneficial tax wise to go a different business. As well as marketing it to factories, etc… What do you guys think?

True… if you market it as a trouble spot service with the
regular inspection service… it helps sell your home inspections.

Then if someone wants the full mapping of the house, you
can add an extra fee for that.

As far as marketing to factories, electric utility companies, etc…
you may want to talk to Will and consider taking the Level 1
certification in order to communicate the data along with
the IR images.

But don’t listen to me, I know enough to be ignorant right now.

Are we in agreement that PE has the best deal right now? I may order this weekend.

I guess PE is as good as your gonna find. FLIR told me I had
to pay sales tax if I buy through their local sales Rep. I told
them I can buy on the internet and save those sales tax $$$.

Tons of info here. http://www.flirthermography.com/gobcam/

The FLIR B-Cam SD is a somewhat upgraded version of the B-Cam, with some of the better features found in the B-Cam 2.

They both have the same dectector pixel array (120 x 120), same thermal range and temperature range.

The SD has larger pictiure storage (50 vs. 1000) with the SD card (I recommend getting a backup).

The SD also has better software (you can still download the images and use them with your existing software, like I do) and the dew point alarm that the B-Cam 2 has (a real nice feature).

I still find the B-Cam sufficient for most things.

The only real problem I have with any of the three is that the stinkin’ lens cap doesn’t want to stay on! You REALLY want to protect the lens.

When I was buying, I lusted after the B-Cam 2, but could only justify the B-Cam price (at the time, $2250.00 more).

Hope this helps;