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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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Why is Fiberscope Security Equipment Used for Drug Interdiction?

Fiberscope security equipment refers to a fiber optic tool that is flexible and has a fiber optic light included to allow things to be seen in small areas or areas that are difficult to get to. The CSECO FV Series Fiberscope is one of these, and is included in the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit. The flexible fiberscope is made up of a bunch of fiber optic fibers, which allow light and visibility. It can be equipped with a digital camera or camcorder, which allows recording of items at the hidden end of the tool. Some areas where this is used include car doors, fuel tanks, behind dashboards, under seats, between walls, and other potentially hidden areas.

The FV Series Fiberscope is all one piece, so there are no parts to lose. The battery is built in and rechargeable, and the LED light is also built in. It features two-way articulation, allowing all directions to be viewed, and can be operated with one hand. Still pictures and video capture are a part of the camera’s functionality and the digital camera that is recommended allows images to be reviewed instantly.

Drug interdiction refers to the process of curtailing the smuggling of controlled substances, and includes detection of contraband, monitoring transports, intercepting deliveries, disrupting transactions, and apprehending the people involved in the illegal activity. One of the primary players in the war on drugs is the U.S. Coast Guard, since they patrol a large proportion of the country’s borders. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol also play a large part, since they handle anything that comes in by air. Federal organizations and regional law enforcement agencies work together with these two to keep as many illegal drugs as possible from entering the United States. In local areas, drug interdiction includes drug busts on street corners to raiding meth labs, to catching contraband at the borders of the city or state. Even private citizens can be helpful in drug interdiction by keeping an eye out and being willing to identify those who are dealing or using illegal narcotics.

Fiberscopes – also known as borescopes or endoscopes – are an important tool when agents are working to find and stop the trafficking of drugs. It allows agents to see into places that would otherwise be impossible. CSECO’s FV Series Fiberscope and CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kits are frontrunners of fiberscope security equipment being used in the war on drugs in the United States.