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Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) may be primarily known for the Buster Density Meter and others like the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. But do you know that the company also offers other little known contraband detection equipment? They also deserve a mention, too!

Here’s a brief introduction on the Buster Density Meter. CSECO has upgraded its maiden product, the Buster K910B to the Buster K910G. Like the K910B, the K910G has the same sophisticated technology, the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector. This technology enables the interdiction officers to scan a variety of materials (from wood to metal to even organic matter like dirt). It also detects radioactive leaks, thanks to its RAD-Aware technology, which enables inspectors to set up safety zones to keep people out of the dangers of radioactivity.

Speaking of safety, the Buster K910B is now made safer because it is now devoid of the potentially harmful lead-based components (present in the K910B). It is also has the 7.5 micro curie source, which is at least 25% smaller than the competing density meters.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System can work by itself or can be a perfect partner to the Buster. This one-piece visual inspection tool has a large, multi-dimensional LCD color display which allows for clearer, more visible searches into the suspected area without losing visibility on the immediate surroundings — no more squinting in an eyepiece, thus no more eye fatigue. The monitor also has a push-button high-resolution zoom and dimming. The shaft is protected by a tungsten coating, and can be inserted in areas that the Buster cannot reach.

This amazing videoscope doesn’t have any tiny glass fibers; therefore it is more resistant to damage unlike even the leading fiberscopes.

Most importantly, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the first visual inspection tool certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), making it totally safe for inspection in high-risk areas like fuel tanks.

CSECO’s other little known tools are also a must for every interdiction officer and law enforcement agent. These tools are found in the CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit, the upgraded version of the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit.

The CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit has pretty similar contents like the CT-30 has, but with a few differences. The CT-40 now includes the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope which replaces the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope, and of course the Buster K910G in place of the Buster K910B.

The complete list of tools in the CT-40 kit:

  • Buster K910G Density Meter
  • Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System
  • PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit – a set of probes with grooves, made of stainless steel. They are used to insert into the suspected area like upholstery, sacks and shrubs to trap contraband. Some probes have special tips which are ideal for gathering or retrieving sample substances. This kit includes:

    – 3/16 x 15″ SLIMLINE Stainless Steel Probe
    –  3/8 x 15″ Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Extension with sample retrieving tip
    –  3/8 x 15″ Threaded Stainless Steel Extension with integral handle
    –  3/8 x 15″ Threaded Stainless Steel Extension Section
    –  P – 30N Pocket Pencil Probe ® with 4″ needle and sampling tip
    –  Military Nylon Carrying Sheath

  • Leica Laser Range Meter – It is used to locate possible false walls, concealed compartments in truck beds, or any other spaces with certain dimensions. It is easy to handle and easy to use.
  • PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High Intensity Flashlight – It enables officers to inspect hard-to-reach and darker places such as underneath a vehicle or heavy furniture.
  • CT-40 Customer Carrying Case with Wheels – Durable and shock-resistant case

CSECO also has the Radiation Pager which is a great alternative to the Buster. It is ultrasensitive radiation tool designed for use by the experienced and trained security and law-enforcement agents. It is lightweight (even with batteries included) and has the right size to be held by one hand. Despite being small and compact, this is otherwise effective and foolproof plus it’s also user-friendly.

CSECO’s lesser known contraband detection equipment is also “must have” items in contraband detection, apart from the Buster Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope. They make ideal additions in every law enforcement officer’s arsenal of tools to combat drug trafficking and smuggling.

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Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is behind the Buster K910B Density Meter. It is the company’s flagship product as well as the world’s first density meter designed for contraband detection. Since it was introduced, competitors have come up with tools which are similar to the Buster in some ways. However, its sophisticated and innovative technology has almost always beaten the competition, making the Buster a “gold standard” in contraband detection/density meter.

Despite the accolade, CSECO didn’t stop looking for ways to enhance its performance. Their efforts resulted in the updated version of the K910B, the Buster K910G!

The Buster K910G retains most of the features of the K910, including the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector. It helps interdiction officers to scan several types of surfaces from wood to glass to reinforced plastic, even dirt. This very technology also allows officers to detect several types of hidden contraband such as drugs (illegal or prescribed), narcotics, money, jewelry, alcohol, weapons, and explosives. Contraband detection tools that use other technology (millimeter wave, ultraviolet wave, microwave and radio wave) can’t scan the range of materials and detect the kinds of hidden contraband like the Buster K910G does.

The K910G also retains the RAD-Aware technology which detects radioactive leaks, which are dangerous for the life of every organism. This feature enables inspectors (or first responders) to establish safety zones to keep people out of the perils of radioactive leaks (like a dirty bomb).

Other density meters weigh about three pounds or about a kilogram — considered too bulky to do one-handed inspections. Some density meters appear light at first but become heavy once the batteries are included. Some density meters contain lead-based components, which are not only too heavy to be held with one hand, but also dangerous as well.

The Buster K910G is small and compact, measuring only 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches — certainly smaller than the competing density meters. You can grip it comfortably with just one hand. Plus, it is now less heavy — and even safer to use — because it doesn’t have any lead components, which are present in the K910B. It is also updated with the 7.5 micro curie source, which is at least 25% less than the competing density meters.

The competing density meters read slowly or are not accurate. The Buster, on the other hand, has a 0.25 second per reading scan rate and has the ability to detect hidden contraband as deep as six inches! The Buster has “backscatter radiation.” The low-intensity gamma ray that beams out of the Buster “bounces off” of the suspected object and travels back to the device. The higher the density that the Buster detects, the higher amount of levels of the gamma ray will reflect back to the device. You can move the Buster from one area to the next quickly, while it maintains its accuracy.

Other density meters try to equal or even outperform the Buster K910G Density Meter. But its renowned advanced technology, durability, reliability, and safety makes the Buster K910G Density Meter from CSECO truly outwork the competition!

Do you wonder how K-9 units and CSECO equipment can be used together for narcotics detection? If you travel often and happen to cross the United States border into Canada or Mexico, chances are you’ve seen agents from the US Customs and Border Protection inspecting vehicles with their drug-sniffing K-9 units. The trained contraband detection dogs and their handlers are the first line in narcotics detection. They work effectively to locate the presence of narcotics and illegal substances as well as stolen cash, firearms, alcoholic beverages, explosives, and any other contraband items hidden behind various surfaces.

Local, state, and county police agencies in the United States use trained K-9 dogs as part of their law enforcement team. While these dogs serve several purposes (including locating crime evidence, sniffing for possible bombs, arson detection etc.), most trained canines are used for narcotics detection. These dogs make up a successful detection unit.

But what if there’s not a trained drug-sniffing dog not available? What do these law enforcement agencies use in the absence of a trained canine?

Fortunately, Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Co. (CSECO) is around to supply the needs of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents as well as interdiction officers across the country. The company’s founder, Patrick J. Campbell, collaborated closely with CBP agents who asked him to come up with an effective contraband detection tool. The company developed its most renowned product the Buster K-910B Density Meter, with the end users — that is the CBP agents, interdiction officers and law enforcement agencies — in mind.

Interdiction officers, customs and borders agents and other police agencies concerned with keeping narcotics and illegal substances off the streets will appreciate the unique and helpful features of the Buster K-910B Density Meter, or simply called the “Buster.” The Buster, with its low intensity radiation emitter and scintillation detector, is used to scan vehicles and buildings for hidden contraband once a K-9 unit has indicated the presence of narcotics. The low intensity gamma radiation makes it safe for use by humans and around trained canines.

Another popular CSECO product is the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope Inspection System. Consider a trained K-9 that has indicated the presence of narcotics near the fuel tank of a vehicle. The K-9 obviously cannot go into the fuel tank to confirm the narcotics are there. A trained interdiction officer can use the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope by placing the 2-way articulating videoscope probe into the fuel tank and confirm the presence of narcotics by viewing the 5 inch LCD VGA display. The Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope is the only scope certified safe for use in hazardous locations (such as a fuel tank) by Underwriters Laboratory.

Sure, a narcotics-sniffing dog would be a great addition to every law enforcement agency. However, handlers train a dog for a certain period to be able to effectively locate the presence of narcotics, illegal drugs, and other contraband. The selection process isn’t only limited to canines but also to handlers themselves, who must be willing and effective in training the dog if it is to be a success. Plus, it is costly to maintain a canine, who must submit to routine and repeated commands during training. However, all the hard work is worth it when the dog is able to deliver and does its job well. CSECO’s products can in no way replace the K-9 units and don’t assume that they should. However, if trained dogs aren’t available, CSECO’s products prove to be an effective and competent alternative for narcotics detection.