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An inspection videoscope is a great addition to every law enforcement agent’s arsenal, especially to those working in the anti-illegal drugs/anti-smuggling department.

Videoscopes are visual inspecting tools that work like fiberscopes in some ways. But when the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) was first introduced, it was poised to outdo the leading fiberscopes and other videoscopes on the market – and it has delivered as promised!

The following are the features of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope that make it the best inspection videoscope out there:

  • Large monitor – five-inch LCD color display. It gives you a clearer and more detailed view of the areas being inspected without losing visibility of your immediate surroundings. No more squinting and strain in the eyes!
  • It has the push-button photo and video capture
  • It has the dimming and digital zoom that has the resolution 10 times to that of the leading fiberscopes
  • It has the slot for the SD card storage (you can save up to 8,000 photographs or six hours of video evidence)
  • It comes in one piece, which means you don’t need any bothersome cable attachments.
  • Long, thin, flexible and fuel-resistant shaft with a durable protective coating
  • Built-in LED light source
  • Long-life built-in rechargeable batteries

While the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is great in itself, it is also excellent when used in tandem with the Buster K910G density meter. While the Buster can detect suspiciously high levels of density in a particular object or area, the Perfect Vision V20 can confirm this by inserting the shaft and viewing the area through the large LCD display.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope doesn’t use tiny glass fibers that most fiberscopes use. Instead, it uses the high-quality video chip in the tip construction which means that the Perfect Vision is not prone to breakage, which leads to less frequent and less expensive repairs.

The best thing of all about the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is that it is the first visual inspection tool to receive the safety certification from the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the leading authority on product safety. It means that it can be used in many areas, including risky ones like gas tanks, as the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope doesn’t cause spark or fire, or doesn’t cause a malfunction in itself or in areas it inspects – it is definitely the safest videoscope you’ll ever use!

The Perfect Vision Videoscope V20 from CSECO is indeed the best inspection videoscope you’ll ever find and use for your anti-drug operations and anti-smuggling efforts. It is efficient, durable, user-friendly and certified safe! To know more about the features of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope as well as purchasing details of this amazing tool, visit CSECO’s website ( or send an inquiry to


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.

The IMO of Mato Grosso Sings the Praises of CSECO's CT-30 Contraband Detection Team KitThe Integrated Management Office (IMO) of the State of Mato Grosso, the largest state in the country of Bolivia, recently tested the CSECO Contraband Detection Test Kit. They used the CT-30 Kit from April 16 to May 27 and had the following comments. All comments in parenthesis are taken directly from their official report.

The CSECO Buster is “very useful for inspections which require speed without room for error in a maximum of five minutes for the parts of the vehicle to be inspected, without having to disassemble anything in places where materials of contraband are found.” Contraband could be money, electronic equipment, weapons or illicit materials. They went on to explain that the Buster could be used at night due to the reflector light that is built into the display which makes it possible for the user to clearly see their results.

The report also stated that the Buster was easy to use and that “anyone with minimal instruction is capable of utilizing the Buster.” They also liked how robust the instrument was in case it was accidentally dropped, but since the Buster includes a strap which users can wrap around their wrist, there was no reason for the equipment to be dropped.

The CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit also includes the FV-Series Fiberscope. The report went on to say that when the Buster was not applicable, they used the fiberscope which is a “long range instrument used when we need to inspect small entrance holes in order to find something hidden, for example: vehicle air conditioners, internal door parts of vehicles and even the fuel tank.” Since the cable is coated with a resistant material, combustible fuels like gasoline, ethanol or diesel do not damage it. The fiberscope made it possible for those testing the contraband detection equipment to inspect all of these places because the fiber optic lights.

Other aspects of the fiberscope the IMO found helpful was the articulated movement of the tip which enabled them to search deeper into the air conditioning ducts of vehicles. They felt this helped reduce the amount of certain types of contraband smuggling down to zero. Along with the articulated tip, they tested the optional photographic camera which allowed them to take photographs periodically during the inspection, giving them photographic proof along with a way to digitally store the evidence.

The Leica Laser Range Meter was used to compare internal and external measurements of truck beds. When they noticed any discrepancies, they were able to do further inspections to determine if false bottoms or fake walls were holding contraband. They noted, “Even in places with low light, or at night, it proved to be efficient because of the illuminated viewfinder, facilitating the inspection and decreasing the changes of an inefficient inspection.”

Although similar tools are already in use by their state police, they found the CSECO PN – Series Inspection Probe Kit  to “greatly facilitate heavy load inspections since the tip has a beveled orifice which collects the product that is being loaded.”

The extension provided with the kit allows officers to reach at least 1.5 meters further, enabling them to penetrate the bottom of a load of food to see if other items are underneath. With the orifice, it also allows the officer to more easily identify any other materials that are transported with the food.

The CT-30 kit also includes smaller inspection tools, about the size of a pencil that can be carried by police offers and used to inspect smaller cargo. Other tools include a pair of pliers, hacksaw, scissors, Philip’s screwdriver, a can opener and mini flashlight. This small tool kit is easily portable, able to hang from the police officer’s belt, which will provide the tools needed if it is necessary to disassemble equipment.

An extension mirror is also included in the CSECO CT-30 Kit. Their police force already uses a similar tool, but the CT-30 Kit extension mirror includes a flashlight that is attached to its base.  They noted this tool is “ideal for performing inspections on top of a tall car and also at the bottom of vehicles.” The mirror also can be extended to 1.5 meters.

After testing the CSECO CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit, the IMO concluded, “This kit can be very useful for the conducting of day-to-day police raids, which require agility and precision with no margin for errors. It would be very interesting if we had our border operations equipped with this type of kit because the amount of contraband seized would really increase. We would consequently also catch new traffickers and smugglers trying to infiltrate the country with these types of materials.”

The report concluded by saying “… every day that passes, we encounter more and more unusual situations with traffickers that are hiding drugs, weapons, money and contraband in the most difficult places to imagine. We cannot keep an edge or stay ahead of their creativity without investing in new technologies that will combat them effectively.”

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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Damaune Journey and Anthony Harris along with interpreter Lays Brenha are ready to show off the CT-30 kit and Density Buster at the Latin American Aero & Defense Expo in Brazil.

Our sales directors at CSECO, Anthony Harris and Damaune Journey, have been busy throughout the month of April attending international security trade shows to exhibit our portable interdiction equipment to police officers and government agents worldwide. In this last month alone they have been participating in trade shows in Brazil, Taiwan, England, and Mexico. It has been a great experience and we love the enthusiasm received about the effectiveness of the Buster K910B Contraband Detection Kit at the LAAD Expo in Brazil!

Our tradeshow booths offer patrons the opportunity to use some of the equipment we exhibit such as the FV Fiberscope, Leica Laser Rangefinder, and of course the Buster Contraband Detector and Density Meter. To demonstrate the clarity and resolution of the fiberscope Sales Director Anthony Harris asks a major Brazilian Police Equipment Distributor to count the change in his pocket. The fiberscope’s built in LED provides crystal clear lighting and images even in the darkest crevasses; the two-way articulation feature allows the user to pan 120 degrees in order to thoroughly inspect suspicious areas.

Another popular and extremely valuable interdiction tool that should be in the arsenal of any contraband inspection team is the Leica Laser Rangefinder. The device allows inspection officers to quickly and effectively identify false walls in diesel truck freight trailers. A measurement of the length from the outside must equal the measurement from the inside unless the trailer has been tampered with and smugglers are trying to hide something. In the photo below Damaune Journey demonstrates the ease of use and fast operation of the Leica Laser Rangefinder to a Brazilian Firefighter.

The crowd favorite at the LAAD Expo was innovative Buster K910B Density Meter. Its simple yet effective operation wowed the trade show patrons and drew in quite a crowd during the demonstration. Government Officials and military service men got a chance to try out the density meter technology for themselves and see how it easily detects objects hidden from view.

Brazil is a beautiful country with great food and great people. It was an honor participating in trade show surrounded by professionals who dedicate their lives to the protection and service of their country. We hope to continue to conduct good business with Latin America and provide top quality products to help keep their streets safe and drug free!

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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.