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When you wonder when to purchase the best contraband detection tools on the market, Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is the answer. It has the world-renowned Buster density meter, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, and other equipment.

For clients who have purchased or who plan to purchase our equipment, you may want to add your knowledge on how to properly use the products by undergoing an official training from CSECO. Purchasers may need training on the following products, namely: the Buster density meter, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, and the CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit (which includes the first two equipment mentioned earlier).

For purchasers who want to undergo training at the CSECO’s facilities, they may drop by at CSECO’s office in Alameda at absolutely no charge.

But for those who want training to be held at their own facilities, CSECO will come to the location to provide the training for a standard fee. See http://cseco.com/Contact for complete office address and contact details.

Training is typically held in one day, but that still depends on the purchaser/trainee. Training consists of instructions on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment.

In the case of training on the Buster, trainers demonstrate the difference between a normal level density of an object and the density of an object stuffed with contraband, as shown by the Buster’s scanning prowess.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is one of CSECO’s latest products to be launched. Training on this equipment includes the deployment of the device in inaccessible areas like gas tanks, small openings, surface cracks and crevices, and other small openings. Trainees will also learn how to capture pictures and record videos as well as to do general care and maintenance.

One day of training typically consists of four hours for the Buster and another four hours for the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope and the other equipment in the CT-40 kit: Leica Laser Range Meter, the PN Series Inspection Probe Kit, and the PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High-Intensity Flashlight. This particular session includes showing photographs of some of the common anomalies found in vehicles that interdiction agents should expect, as well as proven inspection methods.

Successful trainees will obtain a certificate upon completion of their training. The certificate is an indication that the participant has become well-versed on the proper use and maintenance of CSECO’s contraband detection tools. This very certification also gives the “go-signal” to the participants to train other purchasers at their own location.

CSECO is also available to conduct training for clients outside the United States. Those who express interest in purchasing CSECO’s contraband detection equipment and training on how to use them can contact CSECO for the details of purchasing, training, and their rates. CSECO, in partnership with Highway Interdiction Training Specialists (HITS) and Global Counter-Smuggling Training Consultants, LLC, will work on providing the training in your country.

Don’t forget to get some training when you purchase the Buster density meter, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, the CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit or any of CSECO’s contraband detection tools.

Contraband detectors such as a density meter and a visual inspection tool will definitely help law enforcement agents locate and seize hidden contraband.

One of the most trusted names in the contraband detection field is Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) which has been in the business for over three decades. Their first product, the Buster K910B Density Meter, was a product of collaboration of the company’s founder Patrick J. Campbell and agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Also known as “Buster” for short, the Buster K910B has served well the majority of law enforcement and anti-illegal drugs agencies across the United States for many years. Now, CSECO has upgraded the K910B to the newest version, the Buster K910G Density Meter!

Like its predecessor, the Buster K910G still uses the low intensity gamma radiation and a scintillation detector. This helps the user to scan through a variety of materials: wood, paper or carton, metal, concrete, or reinforced plastic and even organic matter such as dirt, water, and many other kinds of liquids.

Law enforcement agents who use the Buster K910B will still be able to use the K910G for scanning through these kinds of matter without externally damaging or dismantling the items being scanned. Once the Buster recognizes a density level that is unusually high, it’s the right time for the agents to damage them in order to seize previously hidden contraband such as illegal drugs, narcotics, cash, alcohol and spirits, weapons, explosives, or other contraband.

The Buster’s low intensity gamma technology enables quick scanning. Like the K910B, the K910G has the ability to scan an entire average-sized room within 10 minutes or less, and a vehicle within 5 minutes or less.

The K910G also has the RAD-Aware® technology which enables first respondents to detect unusually high levels of radiation. This will help them to establish safety perimeters while keeping their colleagues as well as innocent civilians of the dangerous dirty bomb or any other radiation leaks.

The Buster K910G features significant improvements from the previous the K910B. The K910G has a more ergonomic design — it has been made slimmer (also designed for female inspectors or for those with smaller hands) and added with a strap to ensure of a more secure grip. The K910G also has a 7.5 micro curie Barium 133 source, which is at least 25% or more less than our competitors’ density meters. It is also now devoid of potentially-dangerous lead components inside it, making searches much safer than ever before.

The Buster will work best as it is meant to work that way — scanning mostly external surfaces, such as that of a gas tank. However, it doesn’t have the ability to probe into narrower spaces, nor can it be poked into other items such as a sack of grain. That’s why CSECO introduced another great contraband detection tool, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. It is a visual inspection tool which can beat the leading fiberscopes currently on the market.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope can be used with complete ease, as it comes in one piece — no need for bothersome attachments such as cables. It works in the same manner as the other fiberscopes. But the Perfect Vision is very different due to its impressive features and functions.

The Perfect Vision V20 boasts a 5-inch color LCD display. It also has push-button dimming and digital zoom which enables the user to see the inspected area ten times to that of the leading fiberscope. This will help the user to focus on what is being inspected without losing visual awareness of his surroundings.

This amazing tool doesn’t have glass fibers, unlike the leading fiberscopes which means it is not easily susceptible to external damage. The Perfect Vision has a 2mmx6mm tungsten-protected shaft equipped with two-way articulation and potent LED lighting. The shaft can be poked or inserted into areas normally inaccessible to the Buster. The Buster recognizes any indication of concealed contraband while scanning a particular surface and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope will further confirm what it is beneath that surface. The Perfect Vision is also built to be used during the evening or in dark locations.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is also certified safe by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Now agents will be confident when they have to use the Perfect Vision in high-risk areas like fuel tanks. Not many visual inspection tools can hold that kind of recognition like the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope does! It was the first visual inspection tool to hold such recognition.

Although already excellent individually, the Buster K910G Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, when used together, can double the chances of success of locating hidden contraband.

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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.

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.

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvibFaeLF8k.

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 http://cseco.com/Products.aspx, send an email to info@cseco.com or call 510-864-8010. International questions or requests can be sent to Journey@cseco.com.

CSECO Contraband Detection Equipment Helps NCIS Special Agents Do Their Job

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) contraband detection equipment is used regularly by United States Naval Officers. These officers are special agents who are assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) in the Middle East. Special agents are assigned to track and disrupt drug trafficking in the Middle East and east Africa.

One officer joined NCIS in 2008 and was assigned to the Middle East in September 2011 and was made a case agent for an operation that is responsible for successfully disrupting illegal drugs from reaching innocents around the area and around the world. So far, this operation has seized over $80 million in hashish and heroin.

Even though this agent agrees it is not easy to charge and prosecute traffickers, he said there is great value in seizing and destroying the drugs the traffickers are transporting. Not only does it keep the drugs from reaching those who would sell them, it also disrupts their funding.

To locate illegal narcotics, these agents use contraband detection equipment from CSECO, manufacturer of the Buster K910 Contraband Detector which is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ density meter. It uses a low-intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector. It quickly scans ships to locate hidden contraband that the ship may be transporting.

CSECO also manufactures the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. This is the first videoscope that has been certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as being safe to use in places considered to be hazardous such as in fuel tanks. The Perfect Vision V20 is a one-piece visual inspection device with a large 5-inch LCD VGA display. The unit gathers still images and digital recordings, both of which can be viewed on the display or saved on the unit. It holds up to 8,000 still images or up to 6 hours of video.

At one officer’s suggestion, NCIS special agents began joining coalition force ships as they travel the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea. Canadian and Australian naval officials invited NCIS personnel on their ships. Before long, one Royal Canadian Naval ship boarded a dhow that was masquerading as a fishing boat. During this boarding, the officers seized 500 kilograms of heroin.

These agents have seized $80 million worth of illegal drugs like heroin and hashish. One officer stated that it’s gratifying to work with other foreign law enforcement agents. He appreciates being able to help reduce the vast amount of narcotics that are headed to North America and Europe. He said, “It’s great to know that our work can contribute to our national security in so many ways.” CSECO is also gratified to be able to play a part in these agents’ success by supplying the contraband detection equipment they use.