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 info@cseco.com or call 510-864-8010.

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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 info@cseco.com.

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.

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.