The growing emphasis on energy-efficient building has led to an increase in the number of companies making infrared cameras. DeWalt recently introduced an imaging thermometer (DCT416S1) powered by the company's 12-volt Max batteries. It can read temperatures between 14°F and 480°F and stores standard and thermal images on a mini SD card. The screen is just over 2 inches across and can display visual and thermal images or a blended overlay of the two. It can also be set to highlight the hottest and coldest spots in the viewing range. The kit includes one battery, a charger, a hard case, a memory card, and software for creating reports.
Price: $1,000. 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com.