Video Inspection Systems feature leak-proof design.

Press Release Summary:

With Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems, users can inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas to identify and diagnose hidden problems without disassembly or teardown. IP67-rated probes, grips, and monitors are guaranteed leak-proof to depth of 1 m. Available in non-recording and recording models, scopes feature 3.5 in. LCD monitor with ability to flip still image or video 180° or zoom up to 4X. Recording models save time- and date-stamped inspection video clips and photos on included memory card.

Original Press Release:

General's New Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems are Industry's Only Fully Watertight Scopes

Ideal for Plumbing Inspections & More

New York, NY — The new family of Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems from General Tools & Instruments (General®) give plumbers, contractors and DIYers an industry-first: borescopes that are entirely leak-proof. Other so-called waterproof scopes on the market lack watertight grips and monitors. The probes, grips and monitors of General’s new wet/dry scopes are all guaranteed leak-proof to a depth of 1m (IP67 standard). All three components also will resist leaks at depths up to 2m for short periods of time. Like all video inspections systems, these models allow for the visual inspection of inaccessible or hazardous areas in order to identify and diagnose hidden problems without disassembly or teardown.

Available in non-recording and recording models, General’s new wet/dry scopes enable inspections underwater and where running water is present, making them ideal for plumbing tasks—such as examining toilets, broken water lines and sewer pipes—not to mention flooded basements and undersides of boats. The scopes work equally well in dry conditions and can tackle typical HVACR inspections like detecting leaks and cracks in ducts and piping, checking for corrosion and deposit buildup, and reading hidden part and serial numbers. And gone is the worry about accidentally dropping the unit in water.

There are five models in General’s new family of Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems:

  • DCS600A:   Wet/Dry Video Inspection System with 8mm Diameter Probe

  • DCS605:      Wet/Dry Video Inspection System with 5.5mm Diameter Probe

  • DCS660A:   Wet/Dry Recording Video Inspection System with 8mm Diameter Probe

  • DCS665:      Wet/Dry Recording Video Inspection System with 5.5mm Diameter Probe

Each of the above systems includes a 1m long, camera-tipped, VGA resolution (i.e., 640 x 480 pixels) flexible-obedient probe with 4 adjustable LEDs. And those probes are all interchangeable. Three other optional interchangeable probes are compatible with all of the systems in the family: An 8mm diameter probe in lengths of 3 or 5 meters, and a 10mm diameter, 20m long pipe inspection probe and reel set.

See General’s New Family of Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems at Booth 6227 at AHR 2015, January 26-28, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The instruments will be on display and available for order.

Each of the new Wet/Dry Video Inspection Systems features a 3.5 in. color LCD monitor and the ability to flip a still image or video 180 degrees, or zoom up to 4X. The DCS660A and DCS665 can record time- and date-stamped VGA-resolution inspection video clips and photos on the included memory card. This recording capability makes it possible to document—with high-quality images and video—what the probe sees. The images and clips can then be viewed directly on the system monitor, or on a computer monitor via USB cable connection or by downloading content from the memory card.

Also included with each scope are: USB and A/V cables, three probe-tip accessories (45-degree mirror, pickup hook and magnetic pickup) and a custom hard plastic carrying case.

About General Tools & Instruments

Founded in New York City in 1922, General Tools & Instruments (General) is a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialty hand tools and handheld test instruments. Continually producing innovative products that satisfy consumer needs and demands, the company offers more than 1,200 tools and instruments widely used by professionals, DIYers and hobbyists in a broad range of industries. To learn more about General and its products, visit or call Customer Support at 1-800-697-8665.


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