Want to know what’s lurking behind YOUR walls?

Did you know that you will soon be able to see what lies behind your walls using a small thermal imaging camera that plugs into a cellphone? This newer technology is courtesy of Walabot, a pocket-sized device which allows people to look inside walls via a 3D imaging sensor. The compact scanner is the same size as a typical cellphone. It magnetically attaches to a cellphone (currently runs on Android) and gets plugged in through the Micro USB port. The device uses radio frequency (RF) tridimensional (3D) sensing and image processing technology, similar to what is used in radar systems, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks. When held up to a wall, the sophisticated technology shows colorful pixilated images of what lies inside; allowing you to peer directly inside, right down to the foundation!

The objective of Walabot is to take the guesswork out of professional and do-it-yourself construction projects. Soon to be gone are the old fashioned days of knocking on walls to listen for sound changes to locate studs. Property owners can say goodbye to expensive errors, such as nicking wires and destroying pipes during construction. From now on you’ll know exactly where everything is positioned inside the walls. In the past, a plumber might search for a leak by cutting various holes in drywall. No more. Walabot has the amazing ability to identify the presence and locate sources of leaks behind walls with amazing accuracy. With proper calibration, hidden termites and mice lurking behind walls can be detected, too!

The device is easily portable, simple to use, and is priced somewhat reasonably for newer technology, selling in the ballpark of $200. Simply attach the device to your cellphone and run it along the wall to precisely detect plastic and metal pipes, wires, and studs. It looks into cement, drywall, and tells you depth. The technology draws on power from the cellphone and is generally considered safe; emitting very minimal amounts of radiation similar to that of a cellphone. The gadget currently has its limits, as it is not yet compatible with the IPhone. However, it will likely become fully adaptable in the near future. For ordering, pricing, and other pertinent information, visit: https://walabot.com/diy

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