How does a pipe camera actually work? Firstly, the camera must be placed inside of the drain or pipe system which you wish to have investigated. Depending on the size of the pipe which is being investigated will depend greatly on which type of camera system we will select for your project. In nearly all domestic pipe line inspections we use a system which is called push rod, as the name suggests it is type of camera which is inserted inside of the drain or conduit lines and then pushed through the network. With this particular type of camera, we can view various sized pipes ranging from 40mm up to 300mm. The camera is slowly pushed through the line and when a section of pipe work is noted to be broken or affected in one way or another we stop, rotate the camera and view the inside of the drain or conduit. The head of the camera is 100% water proof and is illuminated by extremely bright LED lights allowing great visualisation in even the darkest spots. Although our cameras can operate inside of water, sewer or storm water it is always best to have an empty pipe first to allow maximum vision during our inspections.