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WSPIR uses the following instruments during an investigation


Thermal Measurement

TIC Thermal Imaging Camera


Used to visually detect the slightest variation in temperature


Fluke Fluke Digital Thermometer with a K type probe.

Used to record air temperature in seconds.
as well as surface temperature
(fast and accurate)
  infrascan InfraScan Infrared Thermometer

Used to record surface temperature
(Fast and accurate when used properly)

RIT Raytech Infrared Thermometer

Used to record surface temperature (Fast and accurate when used properly)

  lacrosse anemometer Lacrosse Anemometer


Used to record air temperature as well as wind speed (Not very fast to reach the air temperate)

  Fluke 561 Infrared Thermometer Fluke Thermometer





Reads both air and surface temperature




Audio related

lapel mic Sony Condenser lapel microphone

Used on the portable recorders.
Frequency response 50 - 12,000 Hz
 
Zoom R24Zoom R24 Digital Multitrack Recorder
  inductive mic Inductive microphone



Used to pick up man made EMF
mic Electrovoice ND/767 Low Impedance microphone

Much better frequency response than that most microphones
Frequency response 35 - 22,000 Hz Near Field, 70 - 22,000 Hz Far Field
  sterling audio Sterling Audio ST31 Small Diaphragm low impedance  FET Condenser Microphone




Frequency
response 20Hz – 18,000Hz
  firepod Firepod

Allows 8 high quality microphones to be recorded onto a PC

WS300
Olympus WS300 Digital Voice recorder

Used for the capture of EVPs as well as to capture personal notes on an investigation
 
UX71
Sony UX71

Records in MP3 format and connects directly to your USB port.

You can listen while you record!
  See full size image Zoom H4 Digital Audio Recorder





Behringer 4 Channel Audio Mixer            



Video related

recorderSONY HD Video Recorder with Nightshot
 
recorder dvdSONY DVC Video recorder with Nightshot
  SONY Hi8 Video recorder with Nightshot

Sony ECM-HW2 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone for Camcorders Sony Bluetooth Microphone



for the video recorder
 
lorexLorex 4 Channel
DVR system 
 
Sony Light Extenders






Meters

EMF AlphaLab, Inc.'s Trifield EMF meter



Used to detect the presence of EMF
  sperry Sperry EMF Field meter




Used to detect the presence of EMF

  cell sensor Cell Sensor EMF meter

Used to detect the presence of EMF in the area (Visual and audible indicator)

alphalab
AlphaLab, Inc.'s Air ION Counter


Used to determine the amount of negative and positive Ions in the area
 

ZIRCON Stud Sensor


Used to determine if there are live wires within a wall causing readings on the EMF meters
 
KII meters


To detect EMF (Visual and audible indicator)



Mapping

compass
Compass


Used to detect electromagnetic disturbances

  laser tape Ultrasound Laser Tape



Used for measuring the dimensions of a room in creating a floor plan
  tape Tape measure

for distances below 2' and over 50'



Investigation aids

headlamp
Headlamp


Leaves your hands free to carry all your equipment
  maglight Maglite Great flashlight


Great for isolated light
but uses a much needed hand
  lobe
Lobe light

Leaves your hands free to carry all your equipment
Infrared Flashlights


Used to extend the range of the SONY video cameras
  tripod Tripods


for the video cameras
  mic stand Microphone stands

for microphones and video cameras
batteries Batteries


Lots and lots of batteries
 
snake50' microphone cable extender (Snake)
  cable

Microphone cables




lamp Coleman Fluorescent lamp


Great for lighting up the setup area
  Walkie Talkies


Used for larger investigations as well as in the cars while driving to a location
  table Table


For the staging area
clipboard
Clipboard

Used to provide a writing surface and to hold the report papers
  sensor

Motion sensor


Used to ensure a location has not been tampered with

 
Door or window alarm

used to ensure a location has not been tampered with

It should be noted that there is no "perfect" tool on an investigation. We hope to be able to correlate paranormal phenomenon with a corresponding reaction/reading on one of our many instruments. Through understanding the operation of the equipment we can rule out known causes for "paranormal like" phenomenon

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