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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.

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Smugglers often hide contraband in places where they think it would not be easily detected by agents. However, Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) manufactures the finest density meter and contraband detection equipment that many government agencies in the US use, recommend and trust. CSECO’s line of contraband detection tools has been praised for their performance in scanning and locating hidden contraband even in places that are previously thought to be inaccessible.

CSECO’s latest pride is the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which the many law enforcement agencies use to inspect different kinds of materials, vehicles and containers and confiscate countless amounts of contraband every year.

To begin with, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is a visual detector which comes in a one-piece unit, which means it doesn’t need any cumbersome attachments like cables. It enables many government agencies to do a fuss-free, convenient and effective search for hidden contraband.

It is not unusual for smugglers to try to conceal contraband such as narcotics, drugs and currency in spare tires or even inside a vehicle’s gas tank. They think that hiding them in these locations will diminish the chances of being easily scanned and detected.

But with the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, it allows law enforcement agencies to view a full 360-degree while inside a door, a fuel tank, or behind a vehicle’s car seats. Like most leading fiberscopes on the market, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has similar features such as the 2m x 6mm thin shaft which is protected a tungsten coating. The shaft is so thin that it can be inserted into usually narrow and unreachable areas such gas tanks, spaces between walls, behind dashboards and vehicle doors. The Videoscope also has 2-way articulation and a high-intensity built-in LED lighting that allows for inspections even in the darkest areas.

Since it is a visual inspection tool, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has the largest monitor among all the other leading fiberscopes and videoscopes in the market. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope boasts a 5-inch high-resolution color LCD display with a push-button dimming and digital zoom for better viewing of the areas being inspected by the tungsten-covered shaft.

This amazing tool enables officers to inspect a variety of materials without having the need to externally damage them. When the videoscope positively detects contraband, then it’s the time that the material should be torn apart in order to confiscate the suspicious item.

However, the most important feature of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope the safety. Underwriters Laboratory, the world’s leading authority on product safety, certified the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope as being safe for use even in the hazardous areas such fuel tanks. Until recently no other fiberscope or videoscope had this designation, a fact that law enforcement agents should be confident about and CSECO is quite proud of.

Several US government law enforcement agencies have been using the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope. Because of the many videoscopes used across the country, more illegal narcotics and other contraband are confiscated and kept off the streets.

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.

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 info@cseco.com if you want to learn more about the Buster and CSECO’s other contraband detection equipment. International interest may be made to Journey@cseco.com.

Have you heard about the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System? Fiberscopes have been classically used by law enforcement and drug interdiction agents for detecting fuel tanks and hard-to-reach places for contraband that range from narcotics to cash and explosives. Campbell Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) offers an amazing alternative to fiberscopes – the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has some features that the fiberscope has – such as long, thin (2m x 6mm) flexible tungsten armored shaft, 2-way articulation (meaning it is multi-directional), powerful built-in LED lighting, and a rechargeable battery (lasting up to six hours).

Another distinction for CSECO’s Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is that it is the first and only videoscope to be certified safe by Underwriters Laboratory (UL). It means that it is safe for inspecting in hazardous places such as vehicle fuel tanks, as well as hard-to-reach places. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is waterproof and is resistant to fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and oil.

For these amazing features, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is deemed useful by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for their routine inspections of vehicles and containers that enter the United States, as well as for contraband being transported into and around the country.

The Underwriters Laboratory is a US-based worldwide safety organization founded in 1894. It originally started in business by certifying electrical components safety and new technologies. The company does rigorous testing prior to allowing their stamp of approval on any product. When a product has finally been certified by the UL, it means that it’s safe to use.

The videoscope’s probe measures only 6mm, so it can be inserted into a surprising variety of very narrow spaces that were previously inaccessible. Those spaces include inside vehicle doors, between walls, and behind car dashboards. The videoscope can digitally capture photos or videos which can be used by law enforcement in legal cases and in courtrooms. The videoscope captures and stores up 6 hours of video and 8,000 photos on a single SD card.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope’s LED light assists makes dark places visible and has adjustable intensity. It is also equipped with digital zoom which allows the user to see items that may be hard to see or are obscure to assess accurately. The videoscope’s controls include push-buttons and a menu which shows on the screen. Its rechargeable battery will be fully charged from completely empty to full in around two hours. The unit also comes with a rechargeable battery just in case the user needs it.

The videoscope’s other components also include a neck strap, sun shield, and an additional 8GB SD card which is used for photo and video storage.

Perhaps your law enforcement agency uses the old fiberscope or an older videoscope. You might want to check out the CSECO Fiberscope Trade-In Program. This program ensures your agents can use today’s newest, most high-tech videoscope on the market which has been proven 100% safe for use, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope from CSECO.

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.

Narcotics Detection – Tools to Use If You Don't Have a Canine

If you travel very often, particularly if crossing the US border into Canada or Mexico, you may have noticed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents moving between the different vehicles. They will be leading their contraband narcotics detection-trained dog. The agent and his dog are often the first-line of defense in locating illegal substances like heroin, ecstacy, crystal meth, cocaine and marijuana. These dogs can also be trained to locate firearms, fireworks or alcoholic beverages. Many law enforcement agencies also use K-9 units for narcotics detection, but what alternatives are available for agencies that do not have a K-9 unit?

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company, also known as CSECO, manufactures a variety of contraband detectors and has since the middle of the 1980s. Nothing will replace a highly trained canine and their handler, but the Buster and other contraband detectors manufactured by CSECO can be used to achieve similar results if the law enforcement agents do not have a K-9 available.

CSECO’s first contraband detector was the Buster K910B density meter. Patrick J. Campbell, founder of CSECO, was asked by the US government to design a contraband detector that would be able to detect contraband through more than one type of surface at a time. With the help of CBP agents who would be using the new tool in the field, CSECO was able to manufacture a tool that quickly alerted agents to contraband including narcotics, currency and other types of contraband. What made the Buster unique was the use of back-scatter technology to detect anomalies quickly.

The Buster contraband detector uses low-intensity gamma radiation. This technology is entirely safe for canines and humans and works by measuring the density of an object. When the Buster is used, and it detects a discrepancy in the object, by either being too low or too high, an alert is given to indicate the discrepancy. The agent or officer knows to inspect this area more closely because chances are contraband is present. The Buster provides both an audible alert as well as a visual alert on its hand-held display.

Anyone driving a vehicle that has produced a ‘hit’ or alert will be moved to secondary inspection. The agent will perform an in-depth scan with the Buster K910B but may also turn to the FV Series Fiberscope, also manufactured by CSECO, which permits agents to inspect areas of a vehicle not normally accessed without dismantling the vehicle. The Fiberscope is made with 16,000 fiber optic strands which produce high-intensity lights that make even the darkest recesses bright. The strands are wrapped with tungsten which enables it to be used inside fuel tanks filled with diesel or gasoline. Since would-be smugglers like to hide objects in the fuel tank, Fiberscope makes it much easier to see what is hidden and then removed by draining the tank to gain access to the packages.

Other areas used to hide contraband are behind the display panels of the vehicle, inside the doors or seats of the vehicle. The Fiberscope, with its two-way articulation and lights, enables agents to see inside these areas with its ocular unit. By adding the optional video display, agents can record their inspection or allow others to see the inspection in real-time.

CSECO understands the CSECO Buster K910B or FV Series Fiberscope will not replace the trained canine and its handler along the borders of the US. Nor would they assume their tools should replace them. However, it is great to have optional technology like the Buster and FV Series Fiberscope to complement these units that work so hard to keep drugs off the streets. They are also an awesome choice for those who fight to remove drugs without the K-9 unit available.