HomeSafe Inspection Featured in the NY Times

Home Inspector with HomeSafe Inspection
HomeSafe featured in New York Times' Sunday Real Estate Edition
Oxford, Miss. - HomeSafe Inspection, Inc., which pioneered the use of infrared and acoustic technologies in home inspections and termite detection, was featured in a New York Times article on Sunday, July 22, 2007. The article, titled "The Inspector's Electronic Toolbox," offered an overview of various technologies, both standard and cutting-edge, employed by home inspectors around the U.S.
The article was written by Times reporter Jay Romano, who frequently contributes stories related to home buying, home mortgages, insurance and related issues. Romano interviewed HomeSafe president Kevin Seddon for the article and quoted him at length on the capabilities of infrared technology in the hands of a properly trained home inspector. The article also features home inspectors from Connecticut and Massachusetts.

HomeSafe was the only home inspection franchise company featured in the article. HomeSafe is the only national home inspection franchisor that provides its franchisees and licensed users with specially customized infrared and acoustic technologies (patents pending) to, in effect, "see" and "hear" through a house's walls, floors and ceilings.

Click here to view the article on the New York Times Web site. If an advertisement appears on your screen, simply click on "Skip this ad" in the upper right-hand side of the screen.

"Positive coverage in the New York Times is a landmark achievement for any company," Seddon said. "This article is a testament to the strength of HomeSafe's product and status in the industry."

HomeSafe also recently announced that it has teamed with Kaplan Professional Schools, Inspection Training Associates (Kaplan ITA) to offer infrared home inspection training both online and in a traditional classroom setting. HomeSafe's new HSI series of high-powered infrared cameras are customized specifically for usage in home inspections and are affordable to home inspectors under HomeSafe's lease-licensing program.

Click here for details on the advantages of lease/licensing HomeSafe's technologies and becoming a HomeSafe licensed and certified home inspector or pest control operator.

Click here for information on traditional classroom infrared inspection training through Kaplan ITA. Click here for information on virtual infrared inspection training through Kaplan ITA.

The infrared/acoustic combination is also ideally suited for detecting hidden termite activity swiftly and non-destructively. Many of HomeSafe's licensed users are pest control operators who use the technologies to pinpoint the exact location of a termite infestation without tearing into walls or floorboards.

Only HomeSafe combines high-powered, specially customized infrared cameras and acoustic sensors with more traditional, time-tested inspection techniques. HomeSafe also has developed the industry's only set of protocols for efficient usage of infrared technology in home inspections and termite detection. Using these technologies in the overall inspection process, a HomeSafe inspector can uncover hidden problems that may otherwise go undetected in an "ordinary" home inspection. The result is a more advanced, more accurate and more scientifically objective inspection.

Headquartered in Oxford, Miss., HomeSafe has franchises and licensed users operating or soon to begin operations in nearly 20 states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon as well as the Philippines and South Africa.

For more information, visit HomeSafe's Web site at For information on franchise or licensing opportunities, call HomeSafe at (866) 327-7233.

 Click here for the NY Times article!

Comments (3)

Philip Morton
HomeSafe Inspection - Mobile, AL


Yes, Ryan is one of our inspectors on the Mississippi Coast and in Mobile, AL. 

Jul 24, 2007 05:46 AM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
This is a good post. Thanks for posting.
Jul 24, 2007 05:46 AM
Peter M . Christopher
Fairfield County Home Inspection LLC - Fairfield, CT
Residential & Commercial Inspections in

Any one claiming to be able to see though walls with infrared has no clue on what they are talking about.

Can you tell me how temp differentials will allow you to see though wall ?

As a level three Thermogapher  and a past expert witness I would strongly recommend some one change there statements before they end up in court in front of me.


Online Training what a wonderfully way to get a education, Sound like the consumer need to be educated on Home safe.

Aug 13, 2007 10:52 PM