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Peter & JeffBy Peter & Jeff
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Peter & JeffBy Peter & Jeff
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$7,461
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Inspect those difficult to see areas
Inspect those difficult to see areas

Searcher Camera a Space-Age Tool

Searcher Camera can WiFi live video to multiple devices
Searcher Camera can WiFi live video to multiple devices

 It's time! Think about how stagnant the tool industry was. Just like the phone industry, same old products year after year. Then came the iPhone and the industry was changed forever! In similar fashion, the industrial inspection tool has been ripe for dynamic improvement.  Using the same tired tools for what seems like eons has frustrated construction contractors, auto-mechanics and others.  

Searcher Camera can be yours for an Early Bird Pledge of $295
Searcher Camera can be yours for an Early Bird Pledge of $295

Searcher Camera – a revolutionary improvement for those who build, inspect and repair many of the things in our daily lives.

Searcher Camera with 48" extension helps you go the distance!
Searcher Camera with 48" extension helps you go the distance!

Searcher Pro-Pack: 8", 39" and 6 foot Waterproof cameras & 48" Extension pole.

Searcher Camera Pro Pack 8" 39" and 6ft waterproof wands can handle almost any job
Searcher Camera Pro Pack 8" 39" and 6ft waterproof wands can handle almost any job

48" Extension keep you safe and allows you to inspect the difficult areas.

48" Extension OPTION allows for a safe distance.
48" Extension OPTION allows for a safe distance.

  "EYES WHERE YOU NEED THEM"

The 8 inch wand OPTION allows closer or unique vantage points. May be easier to hitch up your trailer with "Eyes Where You Need Them"
The 8 inch wand OPTION allows closer or unique vantage points. May be easier to hitch up your trailer with "Eyes Where You Need Them"

The 6 foot waterproof wand makes challenging inspections quick and easy

6 Ft wand extends your reach for those challenging inspection areas.
6 Ft wand extends your reach for those challenging inspection areas.

Searcher Camera streams live HD video to IOS & Android devices at the same time!

WiFi located in Searcher Camera streams live video to multiple IOS and Android devices
WiFi located in Searcher Camera streams live video to multiple IOS and Android devices
Great accessory tools like a magnet and mirror help get the job done
Great accessory tools like a magnet and mirror help get the job done

 Super Bright Adjustable LED Lights 

Adjustable Bright LED lights for the dark spots
Adjustable Bright LED lights for the dark spots
Searcher Camera comes with these standard tools: Hook, Magnet and Mirror.
Searcher Camera comes with these standard tools: Hook, Magnet and Mirror.

Searcher Camera set out to break all existing standards for affordable, hand-held inspection scopes - and we did it! Searcher Camera is an HD, 720p, CMOS camera that is mounted at the end of a 39 inch, flexible waterproof /gas proof wand with adjustable LED lighting The camera is just over 9mm wide - about the size of a No. 2 Ticonderoga pencil. This allows you to inspect hard-to-reach, dark, out-of-the-way spots, and capture and a fast, 20 fps HD color video stream to your iPhone, iPad or Android smart device. Video is recorded onto the device, so it is ready to email immediately to customers or co-workers at other locations.

With its affordable price point, high quality Searcher Camera images are acquired more cost effectively than by any other instrument available on the world tool market today.

How many times have you dropped a tool, nut, bolt...

 or fixture in an impossible place to retrieve, even if you saw where it landed? How many times have you needed to inspect faulty fittings, loose connections, serial numbers, leaking gaskets in ridiculously tight spots or highly dangerous areas like a running motor? Searcher Camera sees to it that you have eyes where you need them. Safely retrieve fittings, get part numbers, capture SNs, visually inspect SCUBA tanks and verify pitting on valves without pulling the heads. Find the source of a drip, oil leak or check air conditioning coils without removing the shrouds. Find a dropped bolt or tool in a fraction of the time. Double your efficiency and double your business. Searcher Camera allows you to service more clients in less time.

THE STORY - Problems create Solutions

The idea for a Searcher Camera came from an actual need on a job. We were attempting to pull low voltage cables through a finished interior wall. A job that should have been a cinch. But something was blocking the cable pull. We fought it for over an hour - if we could have seen what was causing the hang up, we could have made some decisions. That wasn't going to happen unless we tore open the wall.

That was the day Searcher Camera was born. We immediately began looking into available inspection scopes or borescopes. We knew there were expensive solutions like the ones plumbers had used for years. But we had no use for a 75lb, 200ft spool of cable attached to a clumsy big screen. 

We wanted a high quality, HD camera that transmitted images to a readily available, HD display screen. In short, we needed a superior quality, wireless device that could transmit images to portable tablets or smart phones.

The design and engineering of Searcher Cameras are based around one directive - engineer the best device possible and build it in the United States. Hence, Searcher Cameras are made from components provided by companies like Texas Instruments and developed by designers and engineers right here in the United States. 

The trade industries need a high-tech tool like Searcher Camera. 

  “Might just be the COOLEST tool you'll ever own” ! ~ Jeff V

**Apple products (iPads and iPhones) and Joby mounts are not part of the Searcher Camera rewards offered in this Kickstarter campaign.

Risks and challenges

Easy Choice “Built in the USA”
Each of us has purchased foreign made products at one time or another. We wanted a superior product and we also wanted to put Americans to work by making as many of the Searcher Camera components as possible right here in the U.S.A.

Off came the gloves and we got busy. Admittedly, it was a challenge. We found our team of experts in Ohio, Florida, California and New York. Component and manufacturing expertise came from just as many States. There are pieces that just cannot be sourced here at home, but if we could make them, we did!

The company that makes our circuit boards is located right here in California. So is the company that will manufacture, assemble and QA each Searcher Camera unit.

Each of our associates has an experienced field team, ready to assist with quality control, shipping and other logistics. We want to put a Searcher Camera into your hands as soon as possible. Here is our plan to do that:

• October/November: Make lots of new Kickstarter friends; execute any final choices based on Reach Pledges that may improve the delivered product.
• December: Finalize the PCB engineering, APP updates and handle prototype iterations and place the tooling orders with American manufactures.
• January: FCC and SAR Testing, Android finalization and Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components and finish long term testing.
• February/March: Part qualification and pre-production builds, pilot production, quality assurance and product validation
• March/April: Begin manufacturing for the injection molded and Overlay-molded handles. Finalize the assembly and shipment process and begin fulfillment of the rewards.

Software fine-tuning is very important. Our developers in Ohio and California have worked for almost 3 years on getting Searcher as great as it could be, we had to develop software that was new to this industry and would interface with the new world of smart phones. Entering this uncharted area is risky and ever changing. We wanted to create quality and have it 95% complete before coming to Kickstarter. We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, and right now making it boot quicker and have some neat add on features will be the finishing pieces to our creation.

We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, the American worker. Thanks for being a backer of Searcher Camera.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Keep it in America! Post Card. Your help at any level brings the Searcher Camera one step closer to a dedicated worker. For all backers at ALL levels, we will keep you informed with all the great Searcher Camera updates. With your gift you are saving time and employing American workers building the very best HD WiFi inspection camera “Searcher Camera” here in America.

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    BRAND SUPPORTER: You will receive a Built in America T-Shirt with our logo and the American Flag so you will know that you are doing your bit to help America. You also get our key updates as we bring “The Coolest Tool You’ll Ever Use” proudly built in America.

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    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    SUPER EARLY BIRD Special : Get your very own Searcher Camera kit:
    Searcher Camera 39" 720p Wand
    Carrying Case
    Lithium-ion battery charger
    Smart phone holder
    Hook, Mirror and Magnet tools
    Great Smart device APP features and functions

    You will be saving at least $250 off of the estimated MSRP.

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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    EARLY BIRD: What a great Start! Wow! Missed out on the first big bargain, here are 10 more for being one of the first backers. Get your very own Searcher Camera kit complete with the above accessories.

    You will be saving at least $150 off of the estimated MSRP.

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    Pledge $375 or more About $375

    I want one now: Pledge now and get your very own Searcher Camera kit.

    Keep a step ahead of you competition as you examine in detail, document and share live HD Video & Still photos of your difficult to reach projects. Get it now and be the first to have the “Coolest Tool You Will Ever Use”!

    Searcher Camera kit complete with above accessories.

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    Get a Leg Up: Look Good Doing It. Don’t have a long enough arm? No Ladder close by or maybe a safety concern?
    Get the 48” telescoping extension that allows even the vertically challenged to reach to 10ft to get to that difficult spot safely.

    Receive a Searcher Camera kit; complete with accessories.
    Plus the 20" claw grabber
    48" extension stick

    Plus receive a Built in America T-shirt with your Searcher Camera pledge so you look great all the time.

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    Searcher Camera Pro-Pack: Everything you will need: "Grab and Go" Comes with:
    Searcher Camera kit: Standard 1-meter wand
    Plus a 6 foot wand
    Plus an 8 inch wand
    20" claw grabber
    48" extension stick

    We will throw in a Searcher built in America t-shirt as well. This kit gives you everything you will need for every application.
    Save over $200 off of estimated MSRP

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    Pledge $4,250 or more About $4,250

    10 Searcher Cameras: Be a Star: T-shirt with YOUR COMPANY Logo right next to Searcher Camera “Built in America”. Also you get to contribute to our YouTube videos of how you are using Searcher Camera to stay ahead of your competition. If we select your company story we will visit you and shoot your video story. Together we can bring jobs back to America. Included with your cinematic debut, you will receive:
    10 Searcher Camera kits with 39" wand & tools
    48” telescopic extension
    20" Claw grabber

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    20 Searcher Camera kits + Meet the founders & Crush The Competition Party:

    The Co-Founders will throw a pizza party for up to 20 Searcher Camera users and bring our video camera for your press party. Get ready for your 15 seconds of fame as we will shoot video that demonstrates how you make your customers happier than your competition and support jobs in America.

    Included with your Cinematic Debut, you will receive 20 of the following:
    Searcher Camera kits with 1-meter 720p wand
    48” telescopic extension
    20" grabber claw
    T-shirt with YOUR COMPANY Logo next to Searcher Camera “Built in America”.

    + All the extra time that comes with having the “Coolest Tool You Will Ever Own”. Cold drinks, napkins & smiles.... included.

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