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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Drug Enforcement Conference in Bali, Indonesia

International Sales Director, Damaune Journey is currently attending the IDEC to represent CSECO and demonstrate the effectiveness of our products in various law enforcement agency’s drug interdiction effort. High level drug enforcement officials meet at this annual conference to share drug related information and discuss methods to develop a coordinated approach to stop international drug traffickers. The IDEC has steadily grown since it was established in 1983 and today there are over 100 countries in attendance. Check out some photos of the popular products that are attracting the most attention at this conference here.

At the IDEC the majority of the agenda is devoted to forming working group sessions where senior level law enforcement officials meet and discuss strategy and form coordinated efforts to attack large drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. During this time tactics are shared and effective implementation of technology is a prominent topic of conversation. Campbell Harris Security Equipment is in attendance to demonstrate the success stories various law enforcement agencies have had with the aid of the CT-30 Contraband Detection Kit and K910B Density Buster. The Buster, Fiberscope and CT-30 Kit have been promoted by all agencies in attendance for their effectiveness in identifying drugs and other contraband in illegal transport vehicles at international borders. We hope this conference gives us the opportunity to put our interdiction tools to use in all nations involved in an active and aggressive approach to ridding the modern world of illegal drug trafficking.

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As narcotics smugglers find new ways to conceal their contraband in new vehicle models and unorthodox locations, US Customs and Border Patrol Agents must also adapt and improve their interdiction equipment to stay a step ahead of the traffickers. In addition providing the world’s leading density meter, Density Buster K910B, CSECO is now offering a much improved model of optical fiberscope. The new fiberscope greatly improves the ease and accuracy in which officers can inspect tough to reach areas in vehicles such as gas tanks and dashboard control panels.

CSECO’s lightweight FV Series Fiberscope provides exceptional mobility and the built in LED light source provides brilliant high resolution images. Interdiction officers can quickly and efficiently perform a thorough visual inspection of concealed areas in suspect vehicles with the FV Series Fiberscope. It includes a 2 meter (80 inch) tungsten shielded insertion probe which can be safely submerged in fuel or water without causing damage to the scope. Also, with the probe inserted in narrow vehicle passages the officer can survey 120 degrees with the fiberscope’s built in up-down 2 way articulation. With over 16,000 individual strands of optical fiber and the high-intensity light handle visibility is crystal clear even in the darkest spaces.

There are also a number of additional product attachments and accessories offered with the FV Series Fiberscope that make this an invaluable tool in the fight to keep drugs and various contraband off the streets. One such attachment is the Megapixel camera with 3” LCD monitor which grants the officer easy viewing while simultaneously recording the findings for later reporting. Another useful attachment is the Window Wedge used to allow the fiberscope probe to inspect door panels.

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In December of 2011, Alameda, California based Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) was invited to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The purpose of the visit to Riyadh, the political capital of KSA, was to demonstrate a range of CSECO contraband detection equipment to various law enforcement entities within the KSA. A number of agencies in KSA had heard of CSECO’s equipment and the successes various other nations have had using these products to secure their borders and requested a private demonstration to better understand and evaluate this leading technology.

Hosted by of one of Saudi’s largest and most respected security contractors, CSECO had the opportunity to present its products and services to the KSA equivalent of the United States Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The security firm and both government agencies were very impressed with the items, specifically the Buster® K910B Contraband Detector and the FV-Series Fiberscope, and preliminary discussions of a longer-term relationship ensued. One agency official had previously possessed a Buster® Contraband Detector and noted that one of the additional benefits of the visit was the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how best to employ and utilize the equipment to accomplish key border security goals.

Damaune Y. Journey, Director of International Sales & Marketing for CSECO represented the company in Saudi Arabia. During a discussion with a top-ranking official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Journey had this to say to about the opportunity in Saudi Arabia, “Saudi Arabia, as one of the largest and wealthiest countries in the region, has much to protect, not the least of which is an amazing citizenry, culture, and devout way of life. Given some of the Kingdom’s varied and plentiful neighbors, border security is a chief concern and CSECO is willing and able to help in that effort”. CSECO, typically one of a number of companies on international visits of this sort, was the sole invited guest on this occasion. “This highlights to us the value placed on our equipment and brings CSECO tremendous pride and honor to be the held in such high regard.” Journey said. “Hopefully, the next visit will be one to train officers on this equipment’s highest and best use to make the Kingdom even more safe and to secure its people and their future.”

CSECO manufactures contraband detection equipment, namely the CT-30 Contraband Team Inspection Kit and the Buster® K910B Contraband Detector, used most often in the U.S. and abroad at checkpoints – land and sea – to inspect vehicles and vessels for smuggled goods. For over 25 years this equipment has been used to limit the flow of illegal narcotics, currency, and explosives into the U.S. and its partners.