Archive for July, 2018

There is no doubt that the evolution of phones has come a long way. Before, no one would have imagined that phones could be used for anything else other than calling and talking to people remotely. Now, we have smartphones – we use them not just for calling, but also for texting, surfing the Internet, taking photos and videos, playing music and videos, or playing games on them.

But how about using our smartphones as a videoscope? Or would it be better for officers to use the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope? Let’s look at apps first.

With the advancements in technology, almost everything seems possible these days. So yes, you can now turn your iPhone or Android phone into a videoscope. There is a wide array of videoscope apps that you can find on the App Store or Google Play.

While some videoscope apps may enable your phone to transform into a videoscope by itself, in many cases you must buy a mobile phone videoscope (or a boroscope or an endoscope). Such videoscopes are wireless, which means you can connect a mobile phone videoscope to your smartphone (mostly) via a Wi-Fi. Mobile phone videoscopes feature a Wi-Fi unit which searches the Wi-Fi signal of your smartphone. After purchasing a mobile videoscope, you would be instructed to download a compatible “videoscope app” from the App Store or Google Play. Once the app is installed and activated, and the device is connected to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, the mobile videoscope is now ready to use.

These videoscope apps have proven to be useful because they enable you to find things that are hidden away from normal observation. They are particularly helpful in finding and retrieving lost items such as a car key or a piece of small jewelry. It’s also useful when you’re doing gardening, plumbing, or simple mechanical work. Most mobile videoscopes feature a flexible articulated shaft which can be inserted into areas that are not normally accessible. The shafts can vary in length according to the manufacturer.

The obvious difference between the mobile videoscope and the videoscope used by law enforcement is, of course, the use of a smartphone on the former.

These videoscope apps may be as good as they’re designed to be. But can they match the performance to the “real” videoscopes used by police, border patrol officers, and drug interdiction agents? Can these videoscope apps be also relied on to detect hidden contraband?

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has its own visual inspection tool – the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. It’s proven to be more effective and powerful even than the best videoscope app out there.

To start with, the Perfect Vision V20 videoscope can be used as it is – no need for cables or wires to attach to it. It doesn’t even need any compatible apps to get itself working. Just turn the Perfect Vision V20 videoscope’s power on, and you’re now ready to use it.

The latest smartphone models have screens as big as at least five inches. The Perfect Vision V20 videoscope also comes with a five-inch multi-directional and high-resolution LCD display plus with a variety of controls and settings. These include a push-button dimming/brightening as well as digital zoom. It won’t be called “perfect vision” for nothing, as it can get you to the clearest images of the suspected areas you’re inspecting.

The Perfect Vision V20 videoscope’s large monitor enables you to see into things, at the same time without losing visibility to your immediate surroundings. Fiberscopes, on the other hand, typically feature a small eyepiece which lets you to squint your eye and focus only at what you’re inspecting, resulting to eye tiredness.

How about the safety factor? Videoscopes for mobile phones are mostly designed to be waterproof. But unfortunately, they’re not resistant to gas and fuel, and using them in such substances will most likely turn out to be dangerous. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, on the other hand, has a shaft that is protected by a tungsten coating, making it completely fuel-proof. And let’s not forget the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) safety certification, making the Perfect Vision V20 videoscope safe to use anywhere and in any circumstances – yes, even in hazardous areas such as fuel tanks.

Videoscope apps are amazing on their own in the sense that they turn smartphones into something more useful and even helpful. But they are not designed for heavy-duty use such as border/checkpoint vehicle inspections and contraband/narcotics detection. They are not reliable as contraband detection tools because they do not have the same technology and features such as the true videoscopes that law enforcement uses. Besides, they are not guaranteed safe for use to inspect gas or fuel tanks.

If you are looking for a true videoscope for the purposes of detecting and locating hidden narcotics, illegal substances, cash, weapons and other hidden contraband and stolen items, nothing can replace the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope. It’s the only videoscope that is widely used and trusted by major law enforcement agencies across the United States and elsewhere in the world.

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