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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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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.