Non-contact Infrared IR Thermometer

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Thermometer

The Etekcity Lasergrip 774 is a quality low cost Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer that can be used in a Doomsday survival scenario to assist in assessing the health for an injured or sick person & help determine if they are in a contagious stage.  Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Thermometer guns have been used by major airports and security offices during the recent Ebola outbreak and only cost between $10 to $15!  Anyone that you allow to approach your survival network could be safely assessed to see if they are running a temperature & pose a health threat to your camp in the form of spreading viruses or other illnesses. 

Why you might need it

Without an available health care professional, in a survival situation, a Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer would be invaluable to determine using subsequent measurements whether a person’s condition is getting better or worse no matter what you are treating them for. It will also help you gauge if your treatments are actually working, or if you should save your medicine for use elsewhere. Once very expensive, Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometers tell you the person's external contact temperature without having to touch them or have them touch the thermometer.  This capability would be valuable in a Doomsday survival scenario because you can quickly identify any sick people who may have a fever and be contagious.  Although this device only measures contact surface temperatures, you can still use it to quickly compare temperatures of different people, or the temperature of a person's forehead or inside of their mouth to help gauge if they have a fever.  The CDC recommends that public health officials and airport authorities utilize non-contact thermometers to screen people prior to boarding aircraft from countries with active outbreaks.  You could do the same in a Doomsday scenario for people entering your survival camp.  A non-contact thermometer is a way to take someone’s temperature without touching them. The Etekcity Lasergrip 774 is a #1 best seller on Amazon and for good reason as it is an outstanding value. See the selected Amazon feedback excerpts below . The Etekcity Lasergrip 774 is small & lightweight and can take accurate temperature readings within a large range of temperatures (Range: -50 Degree Celsius to +380 Degree Celsius/ -26 Degree Farenheit to +716 Degree Farenheit).  The Etekcity Lasergrip 774 has a built-in laser for precisely aiming the thermometer gun and includes the required 9-volt battery.  This device also has an Auto Shut-off, a Data Hold Function & a Low Battery Indicator, is FDA & FCC approved, & includes a 2-Year Warranty.

In addition to health uses, the Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer provides temperature readings without the need to touch or come close to anything dangerously hot or cold. You can effortlessly measure high temperatures, hazardous and inaccessible objects, and even moving targets; such as hot engine parts, cooking surfaces, swimming pools, bath water, wine coolers, hot asphalt, electric bearings, and much more.  Since the Lasergrip 774 Thermometer is laser guided, you can aim with precision at whatever you wish to measure. Even from a far distance, the laser ensures accuracy on every measurement.

Added Tip

Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer is not going to be as accurate as an internal thermometer for taking a person's temperature.  A Non-contact thermometer is going to take the temperature of someone's skin or inside of their mouth as an example.  You can still gauge to some degree if a person is running a fever, or the CDC wouldn't recommend their use for that purpose.  In Airport screenings, the CDC notes that most Non-contact Infrared Thermometers measure temperature over the middle of an individual’s forehead.  See the additional reading below from the CDC.  However, you should always have a good oral thermometer to use more accurately for those people in your survival network.  See the non-mercury oral thermometer recommended by Dr. Chamberlin below.  

Additional Reading

Sample Amazon Feedback

"Effective within 10 yards before the infrared temperature spot becomes too large to point at specific smaller spots. Great price."

"Almost instantly reads temps. Works great!"

"It's fun to see the temperature of everything around you. It works as it should. Just pull the trigger and read the numbers."

"A fine unit. for the price its fantastic. I used industrial versions of these and this unit outperforms some of them. Regardless of the price all units like this seem quirky and erratic but, much of that comes from the angle your aiming at or the irregular shape of the surface your your trying to read scattering and/or absorbing its beam. (Heating and cooling fins or a surfaces inside a glass reptile tank can give inconsistent readings at different angles). Once you get the hang of "don't do it that way" results will be pretty consistent. Comparing your readings to a good probe type thermometer will help you see the limitations and advantages of how to use these devices.. (also watch your range, if your too far away (or way to close) the angle/reflection and irregular surface type problems are more noticeable). On most surfaces my unit is impressively accurate when compared to probe or surface mount digital thermometers."

"If you can find a better unit for this price get it... but this unit at this price is dam hard to beat."

"Works great. I bought a cheap pen size one and it was terrible. This one works."

"Love how much I use this thing!!!!!!! This was a truly AWESOME BUY!!!!!!!"

YouTube Video

The following YouTube video reviews and demos the Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer.

Review of Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer


Through corresponding directly with Dr. Ryan Chamberlin, he recommends the Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer for Doomsday Preppers as it is a great value.  Dr. Chamberlin is the author of the medical survival book Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: First Aid Kit Building and Mini Med School for Preppers.  See the Blog (linked below) from for more details from Dr. Chamberlin concerning what a prepper needs to know about fevers and how a fever can actually save your life. Also, see the YouTube video above for how to use the Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared IR Thermometer.

Is Fever the Best Antibiotic for a Prepper’s Medical Kit?

Recommended Non-Mercury Oral Thermometer

The following oral thermometer is recommended by Dr. Chamberlin:

Important Note

To see more medical items that Dr. Ryan Chamberlin (trauma surgeon) recommends for preppers, click "Medical & Dental" in the navigation bar in the upper left. Please check back as this is a new web page and more medical items are added in continued collaboration with Dr. Chamberlin.