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The Buster K910G Density Meter is the latest update of the Buster K910B, the original product created by Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO). The company’s founder and owner Patrick J. Campbell designed and developed the Buster K910B with input from a number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.

Since the Buster K910B emerged on the market and became popular, rival companies started to come up with their own density meters. However, not all density meters on the market today were created equal. Some of these gadgets employ different technologies like millimeter wave, ultraviolet wave, radio wave, or microwave into their own contraband detecting tools.

Contraband detecting gadgets that use such technology have limited scanning capabilities, and may detect only a few types of hidden contraband. The Buster K910G, on the other hand, can scan through different types of materials including metal, wood, reinforced plastic, carton, stone, brick and even organic material like soil and liquids. The Buster’s sophisticated technology has been proven for many years in detecting and locating several types of contraband such as narcotics, many types of drugs, alcohol, weapons and explosives.

The Buster’s superior capabilities will eliminate the need to tear down the material being scanned. Unlike rival density meters which do slow scanning, the Buster scans quite quickly — it can scan the whole average-sized vehicle within five minutes and an average-sized room within 10 minutes.

The Buster K910G density meter is relatively lightweight and is now easier to grip with its fully ergonomic design, a big improvement from the K910B. Other contraband detectors in the market are too heavy (some weigh as much as three pounds!). The Buster K910G is still as accurate as ever in picking up the correct level of density; once it detects an unusual amount of density, it is likely that contraband is hidden behind the surface being scanned. That very accuracy is something that rival density meters never have.

Competing density meters do not have the ability to reach less accessible areas like the underside of a vehicle. The Buster can scan these areas, thanks to the newest accessory Buster-on-a-Stick, and an extension stick which attaches to the Buster.

Other density meters may detect hidden contraband, but do they also detect dangerous radiation leaks? The Buster K910G has the RAD-Aware technology, which enables it to locate abnormal quantities of radiation. Once the Buster has positively located radiation, this will help the first responders to establish zones to keep other officers and other civilians to safety in the event of a dirty-bomb detonation.

Is your density meter even safe to use? Some contraband detecting tools may carry potentially harmful components like lead. The new Buster K910G is now lead-free, which means it is much safer to use for officers in their everyday inspections, as well as much safer for the environment! Tell us, how many contraband detectors and density meters are considered safe?

Not all density meters are created with the same functions. When you compare the Buster K910G and rival density meters, you can easily tell the difference because the Buster uses only the most advanced technology. Not to mention that the CBP agents, no less, were part of the creation of the first Buster. No wonder the CBP and other law enforcement agencies are using, trusting and recommending the Buster K910G Density Meter over competing contraband detectors.


Narcotics detection is no mean feat. Before CSECO released their density meter, the “Buster,” officers had to rely on their own senses in hopes of locating hidden contraband, and that could be risky. But thanks to the advanced technology and ingenious minds, there are tools available today that make the job less hazardous and provide results more accurately.

Many years ago police officers trusted trained dogs to sniff for possible hidden contraband such as narcotics and weapons. Even today, police officers and law enforcement agencies still use these K-9 units because they’re known to be reliable. These trained pooches are successful in detecting concealed contraband. Typically the contraband consists of narcotics but these dogs also help discover other items such as explosives, weapons, and currency. However, the disadvantage is that keeping K-9 units can be costly in terms of food, training and housing. Many police departments across the country do not have K-9 units, so what can they do to locate and seize contraband?

Agencies including the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also use contraband detection tools such as the Buster K910B Density Meter from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO). Officers can use the Buster along with the K-9 units, or in their absence.

The Buster is dubbed as the “gold standard” in density meters. It is safe to use, therefore officers won’t feel any trepidation or concern to use the Buster even in dangerous circumstances. It has been thoroughly tested since it was introduced back in 1984. Its low-intensity gamma radiation technology allows the Buster to scan through a variety of materials such as metal, wood, reinforced plastic, and others. Its speed also allows the officers to save time especially during border inspections and traffic stops where they need to scrutinize each vehicle they inspect and then move on to another.

The Buster is also portable and user-friendly. It reasonably small (you can grip it with only one hand), lightweight, but also compact. It features audible and visual readouts that are easy to understand.

Law enforcement agents may also need to use other contraband detection tools along with the Buster. One is the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, one of the CSECO’s newest additions. This one-piece tool has some features and functions similar to the FV Series Fiberscope. However, the Perfect Vision has a large 5-inch color LCD display that allows more ease in visual inspections. This tool is also fuel-resistant and less susceptible to damage even when used heavily, unlike most fiberscopes on the market. And most importantly, it is certified safe by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), which means that it is safe to use even in hazardous locations like fuel tanks. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the first videoscope in the world to be awarded this certification.

Narcotics detection remains a very important part of law enforcement and the officers are dedicated to keep the drugs off the streets. That’s why they need contraband detection equipment that they can trust. CSECO’s Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System and Buster K910B Density Meter make a formidable team for narcotics detection.

If you want a density meter considered to be the best to aid you in your contraband- and narcotics-busting efforts, then you want the Buster K910B Density Meter from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO).

The Buster K910B aka Buster will quickly and effectively help you detect and locate hidden contraband items such as narcotics and other illegal drugs, cash, weapons, explosives, and even radioactive matter. It has been hailed the “gold standard” in density meters because it is considered to be the best on the market, unequaled by the density meters of its competitors.

The Buster has been widely used by interdiction and law enforcement units across the country, not to mention the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is little wonder the CBP likes the Buster, as CBP agents directly contributed in the creation of the Buster with CSECO’s founder Patrick J. Campbell. Campbell, who had many years of experience in creating and designing equipment that used radioactive elements, worked with the CBP agents to come up with the Buster.

The Buster became popular (and still is) among law enforcement agents because it employs sophisticated technology. It is also user-friendly; even those who are not well-versed in new technology will master the use of the Buster almost immediately.

The density meter beams a low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector which helps it quickly scan any kind of material — wood, concrete, reinforced plastic, metal, or others — without damaging it. The Buster is able to detect discrepancies in density of the materials being scanned. It sends the user an alarm each time it reads an unusual and drastic changes in density, an indication that hidden contraband may be present. The alarms are both in the form of an audible signal and visual readouts.

Other companies have tried to make their own devices to be at par with the Buster, but the fact is their functions are quite limited. Such devices use other technology such as millimeter wave, ultraviolet wave, microwave, and radio wave but none of them are as quick and versatile as the Buster is. Interdiction officers who have used the Buster and other companies’ detection tools really feel the Buster’s use of radio isotopes in scanning materials is superior. This leads to a more accurate and productive results.

The very technology the Buster uses allows it to scan and provide results quicker compared to its competitors. Interdiction officers can scan an average-sized room in less than 10 minutes, while it can scan a vehicle in less than 5 minutes. Larger vehicles would require more time, but they would still be scanned accurately and quickly.

Apart from drugs, cash, weapons, and explosives, the density meter can also detect radioactive material, thanks to its feature called Rad-Aware® technology. It allows inspection officers (or first responders) to positively identify the presence of abnormal quantities of radioactive materials. This helps them establish safety zones and keep civilians out of harm’s way.

Want to know more about the Buster density meter or CSECO’s other contraband detection tools? Contact CSECO at or call 510-864-8010.

Campbell-Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO), maker of the Buster Density Meter, is fully aware of the difficulty and potential danger of the job of being interdiction officers. We know and understand that the job of tracking down and seizing hidden narcotics, drugs (illegal or legally prescribed) and other types of contraband is a tough and often delicate mission. So we have been constantly looking ways and using the latest technology to come up with tools that many law enforcement agencies can trust and use in their everyday duties.

Law enforcement agencies around the country, and in many parts of the world, need tools that use the latest technology. They also need tools that are user-friendly. They need tools that are also durable under any conditions, perform fast, can provide relevant and accurate results, are easy to handle and are safe as well. Fortunately in this day and age, officers can have access to these tools they can put their trust on. One such contraband detection tool is the world-renowned Buster K910B Density Meter from CSECO, which will help them to positively locate the presence of a hidden contraband.

CSECO’s president Tony Harris stated, “In the early 1980s, there wasn’t much technology to help the Border Patrol to determine if someone was smuggling something inside a vehicle.” He further went on to say that officers 30 years ago or so used whatever available for them: hands, rudimentary tools, and obviously, their hunch. These were the things that those officers could only rely on in trying to find the contraband in question — and detecting contraband successfully was more of by chance. However, most of the time, the hidden smuggled items went undetected.

That’s why one day the federal government approached Patrick J. Campbell, the founder of CSECO, to develop and design a new device to help them locate the presence of contraband — accurately and positively. Campbell agreed to come up with a new detection tool if only he could work with the end users — agents from the Customs and Border Protection. He worked closely with the CBP officers and eventually came up with CSECO’s first product — the Buster K910B. It used a back-scatter technology to aid users the presence of a hidden item.

With the advancement of technology, interdiction officers and agents don’t have to search for contraband with great difficulty as well as to second-guess where these items are concealed. The Buster uses the most advanced and sophisticated technology which enables users to scan and detect hidden contraband — quickly, effectively, and accurately!

The Buster gives off a low-intensity gamma radiation that is used to measure the density of an item that can be possibly hidden underneath. When the Buster finally reads a remarkable and unusual change in density, it gives off an audible alert or visual alarm. Since most items have different densities, these alerts will allow agents to notice remarkable changes in density very quickly, which could indicate the presence of a hidden contraband. This sophisticated technology of the Buster enables officers to scan on any type of material — be it wood, metal, reinforced plastic, rubber, concrete — without damaging it.

Officers in ports, borders and airports around the country have been seen using the Buster, like the US Customs and Border Protection agents. Their job is to determine whether or not narcotics, illegal drugs, stolen currency, jewelry and/or gold, hidden goods (foodstuffs, cigarettes, and liquor), weapons and explosives are hidden in vehicles, bags, containers, etc. It may not be important where these are; the most important for these officers is to know that they trust and use their tools which they use to positively and effectively alert them to the existence of hidden drugs, etc. and other smuggled items.

The Buster is also equipped with the newest technology, the RAD-Aware. This enables first responders to form a safety zone away for the civilians in case of a dirty-bomb detonation or any other radioactive leaks.

With its capabilities of detecting several and endless types of contraband, scanning on any type of material and detecting the presence of the dangerous radiation as well as safety, why would anyone would settle less than the Buster? The Buster K910B is not only one of the most trusted, but also one of the most recommended density meters by law enforcement officers in the US and around the world.

Many people aren’t aware what a contraband detection is all about. However, it is otherwise important and even has an impact on our well-being, safety and peace. Indeed, the general public isn’t aware of its importance nor do they realize that terrorism, whether on an international, national, or local level, may be funded through smuggled contraband. This also applies to other forms of crime.

An effective detection for contraband should include being able to detect drugs, cash, weapons, and explosives. It will prevent these items from being smuggled from one location to another. The more contraband is successfully detected, the less chance it will land in the hands of people that will use it to harm others. By removing contraband and keeping it out of circulation, people and communities will be made safer.

The general perception is that illegal goods (or contraband) are smuggled through the ports and borders and into the country. While this is true to some extent, many do not realize that contraband can actually be transported from state to state. Illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, dirty bombs, and other contraband material have the potential to ravage the lives of people and communities. Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) vowed to eradicate contraband material as their main priority. In order to meet its goal, CSECO manufactures a variety of contraband detection equipment and has since 1984.

So what is contraband? According to dictionaries, contraband is defined as follows:

  • Any item which is imported or exported illegally,
  • Any item which is prohibited by law from being imported or exported, or
  • Smuggling, or illegal/prohibited trade

Contraband may also mean items which are illegal to be possessed, including stolen goods. Since contraband is illegally transported by smuggling, it requires secrecy by hiding the items so that they cannot be easily recognized and confiscated by authorities.

However, by using contraband detection tools like those manufactured by CSECO, border patrol agents and other local, state, and national law enforcement officers can detect contraband quickly and take it off the streets.

Contraband may include (but is not limited to):

  • Illegal currency (stolen, counterfeit, or gained through illegal means)
  • Illegal narcotics (cocaine, meth, heroine, etc.)
  • Illegal weapons that may stolen or purchased from the black market
  • Nuclear weapons of any type
  • Cigarettes and alcohol, when obtained illegally
  • Even humans are considered contraband, especially when they are here illegally, or may have been kidnapped and forced to work in the sex trade.

Now that you know what contraband is, you can better understand why it is important to detect and confiscate it.

That’s why CSECO works hard to help law enforcement agents to detect and seize contraband. It can be removed as a potential threat and kept out of communities which help keep them safe. The company uses the latest in technology when developing and manufacturing equipment for contraband detection. Here are some of CSECO’s products:

  • The Buster K910B Density Meter – CSECO’s signature contraband detection equipment. It was designed by founder Patrick J. Campbell as a result of his collaboration with US Customs and Patrol agents. When approached, Campbell said he wanted to work closely with the agents who would use and be able to explain real-world instances where improvements could be made over the contraband detectors that then existed at that time. Over 30 years later, the Buster is now considered the “gold standard” of contraband detectors by many law enforcement agents across the country.
  • Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope – CSECO’s most recent addition to its line of contraband detecting tools easily beats the fiberscopes sold on the market today. It uses a shaft that is ¼ inch in diameter and 80 inches long. It also has a two-way articulated tip that includes an integral light source. The display is 5-inches and multi-directional color LCD. It has push button digital zoom. The Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope also saves still photos, but also records video images of the areas being detected. It’s also flexible and fuel-resistant. And best of all, the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope is certified safe the by Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL) for use in hazardous areas like fuel tanks.
  • The CT-40 Kit – CSECO has unveiled the CT-40 Detection Team Kit, an update from its previous CT-30 Kit. Like the CT-30, the CT-40 has pretty much the same set of tools, but does not include the FV Series Articulated Fiberscope and the digital camera. Instead, what you will see in the CT-40 is the newest addition: the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which works far, far better than the old fiberscope.

As you may have realized from reading this article, CSECO and its many customers (the Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, US State Department, DEA, as well as all levels of law enforcement) take a serious and hard stance against contraband smuggling. If you want to learn more any contraband detection equipment, contact CSECO by calling 510-864-8010 or emailing

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents use the Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company Buster K910B Density Meter, along with other contraband detection tools, in their day-to-day operations against the influx of narcotics around the country. On March 26, CBP agents at the El Paso Port seized almost 13 pounds of cocaine. Street value estimate for the drugs is over $406,000.

CBP El Paso Port director Beverly Good said of the bust, “Stopping almost 13 pounds of cocaine is a significant enforcement action.”

Each day, the CBP agents do enforcement sweeps of several vehicles that want to come into the US at various locations around the country. During the sweeps, the agents will have a variety of detection tools available for them to use. These agents have K-9 units which often provide the first indication that hidden contraband may be there. However, the agent visually noticed some anomaly in the interior part of the vehicle. But because he was using CSECO’s Buster, he scanned the area he noticed. He received a very high reading which often is an indication that hidden contraband was located.

A drug-sniffing dog named Bert then sniffed the vehicle. He also alerted to the officers that there was something in the vehicle’s rear seat. The agents followed these two indications by using X-ray screening. This indicated the anomaly in the seat. The agents and the CBP officers went to further examine the Dodge Neon. Finally, they located five packages hidden inside the rear seat. Each package was filled with cocaine.

The CBP agents arrested the driver, a Canutillo, Texas resident. The driver was then turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigation agents. The driver will face charges of attempted smuggling.

CSECO understands how vital it is to eradicate illegal drugs, narcotics, and other contraband and to keep them off the streets. CBP agents, law enforcement officers, and interdiction officers across the country have a significant task. They need effective, accurate, easy-to-use, and safe detection tools. These tools will help them locate and keep illegal drugs, narcotics, cash, weapons, and explosives from reaching their intended recipient.

CSECO’s has manufactured the Buster K910B since 1984. Law enforcement officers around the country widely think of the Buster as the “gold standard” for detecting and locating contraband. The Buster, when used together with the K-9 units and other equipment for detecting narcotics and contraband, increases the possibility they will locate and seize contraband. When the illegal drugs and other contraband are seized and off the streets, our cities and towns are safer for us to live in.

Contact us by calling (510) 864-8010 or sending us an email to if you want to learn more about the Buster and CSECO’s other contraband detection equipment. International interest may be made to

James L. Capra, DEA Chief of Operations, Testifies Before Congress
Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSESCO), manufacturer of the Buster K910B Density Meter, is supportive of Mr. James L. Capra, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chief of Operations, and his testimony before the Senate where he outlines the role of the DEA during a testimony about legalization of marijuana. You may watch a video of Capra’s testimony at

Capra said there were eight factors in prosecuting cases related to marijuana. Since it is a Schedule I Controlled Substance, they are still enforcing the law. He was emotional as he told the Senators that “going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible.” He said there were more marijuana dispensaries in Denver than there were Starbucks, and that legalization should not be thought of as a good thing.

He also stated that federal drug agents aren’t interested in ‘Billy who is using his bong in the basement,’ but the drug traffickers that are dealing drugs on a global scale. It is also safe to say the DEA is also interested in those who try to smuggle illegal drugs into the country through the borders.

CSECO is proud to assist the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U. S. State Department, United States Department of Homeland Security, as well as federal, state and local police departments by designing contraband detection equipment to help them do their jobs, especially as it relates to large scale drug trafficking. Our contraband detection equipment includes the Buster K910B Density Meter, Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, and CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit.

CSECO recently added the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System to the list of tools in our contraband detection arsenal. This piece of videoscope technology is the first videoscope used in contraband detection to be certified safe for use in hazardous locations by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), including gasoline and diesel fuel tanks. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has a large display which allows users to clearly view into suspect areas during an inspection. Users are able to capture either still photos or videos with the push-button digital zoom and dimming which provides resolutions that are 10 times the resolution of other fiberscopes on the market. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has on-board photograph and video storage of up to 8,000 photos or 4 hours of video evidence.

To learn more about the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, the Buster K910B Density Meter, or any of the other contraband detection equipment CSECO designs and manufactures, visit our website at, send an email to or call 510-864-8010. International questions or requests can be sent to