Best Cable Locators

Best Cable Avoidance Tools

Cable locators are vital to any site where there will be cable installation or any risk of striking buried utilities, such as pipes or cables.

Tools such as cable locators or Ground Penetrating Radars detect any hazards before excavation work begins which keeps workers safe helping prevent accident or injury or any costly damages.

Cable installation equipment is important when it comes to fast and easy installation of cables – saving you time and money.

At One Point Survey, we can offer the following cable avoidance tools:

With such a variety of choice, you may wonder which tools are best for your needs. We’ve put together a list of our recommended top cable avoidance tools to help you decide!

Budget Options

Best Cable Avoidance Tools

If you’re on a budget but still want to get the most out of your money then you should consider the following options:

  • CAT4+: If you’re not interested in fancy features such as GPS/GNSS or Bluetooth, then this cable detector is a great choice! The most important features are packed into the useful tool including Strike Alert™, Avoidance Mode™ and more! This is a brilliant investment.
  • Leica DD120: This is an easy to use, intuitive cable locator requiring minimal user experience. It has a pinpointing process for improved detection and can be used in conjunction with a DA220 signal transmitter for improved accuracy and application scope.

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Does It All Options

Best Cable Avoidance Tools - Ezicat i750 cable detector

If you want cable detectors that can do it all then these are the options most suited to you:

  • gCAT4+: The new gCAT4+ cable detector includes the StrikeAlert™ & CALSafe Software as standard along with GPS/GNSS technology! This product can make a huge difference on site!
  • Leica Ultra Locator - AdvancedThe Leica ULTRA is feature rich with its Ambient Interference Measuring (AIM) system monitoring signal interference levels, recommending the best suited mode for accurate utility tracing. It provides an advanced precision utility tracing system with integrated Intelligent signal processing, offset measuring and unique flexible operating modes. This locator really does guarantee an outstanding performance with operational flexibility and ease of use!

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Price Is No Issue Options

eSafe Ground Penetrating Radar - Best Cable Avoidance Tools

If price truly is not an issue you may want to consider a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). These cable avoidance tools allow you to detect utilities with ease, even if they are non-conductive materials!  At One Point Survey, we have two options available:

  • Leica DS2000: The Leica DS2000 Utility Detection Radar finds all potential threats, including non-conductive pipes and fibre optics, increasing safety by lowering the risk of accidentally hitting underground assets.
  • eSafe: e-Safe can detect the likely presence of utility services and other below ground anomalies made from a wide range of materials including those that are non-conductive and/or non-metallic. The sleek and user-friendly design of this incredible tool means the operator does not need to have extensive knowledge, or prior training for it to be used effectively. However, we do strongly recommend all operators seek training appropriate to their use. Training is a service that we offer at One Point Survey!

In some cases, it might be more cost effective to hire the more expensive products and tools. One Point Survey offer a hire service, please get in touch to discuss any requirements. 

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Cable Installation

Cable installation equipment from the Cobra Range - Best Cable Avoidance Tools

Cable installation tools are useful cable avoidance tools. Not only to quickly and effectively install cables in a variety of different places from multi-storey office complexes to industrial sectors but also to provide a solution when trying to locate ducts, pipes & drains!

At One Point Survey, we offer two different cable installation ranges:

Cobra Range: This range is used for fast and easy installation and is ideal for wiring multi storey office complexes and industrial sectors! Price varies depending on the width you require. We can supply 4.5mm width up to 14mm width with this range.

Flexitrace Range: This range is typically used to help locate pipes, cables and ducts. We can offer 3 varying widths including: 4.5mm, 6mm & 9mm.

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A Buyers Guide

Best Cable Avoidance Tools

We have written a buyer’s guide to cable detectors which covers a full range of subjects to help our customers make the best decision!

Subjects covered include:

  • What is a Cable Detector?
  • Cable Detectors: To Buy or Hire? 
  • Cable Detector Brands
  • Accessories

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Contact Us

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One of our experienced team will be happy to help


Phone: 0800 633 5131

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