Updating the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit

The CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has everything you need for efficient and results-oriented anti-contraband operations. If you have not used the kit yet and are not familiar with it, here’s what it contains:

  • Buster K910G density meter (it used to be the Buster K910B density meter)
  • FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope
  • PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit
  • Leica Laser Range Meter
  • PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High Intensity Flashlight
  • CT-30 Customer Carrying Case with Wheels

However, CSECO still aimed to improve the kit by upgrading it to CT-40 Contraband Team Inspection Kit. Basically, it is just like the CT-30 kit but only with the addition of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which replaces the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope.

Even though we know that you have loved the old fiberscope, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System promises to perform even better than the former.

Fiberscopes typically feature a small eyepiece which you can look into while inserting the flexible optical fiber bundle into an item or area suspected of carrying contraband. But in the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, there’s no eyepiece, but instead it features a large, multi-directional, high-resolution color LCD monitor which also includes a push-button dimming and digital zoom feature. No need to squint into anything because the large display of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope allows you to have a clearer look into the area without losing visibility to your surroundings. The display produces clearer images without causing you eye fatigue.

The videoscope’s long, thin and flexible articulating shaft is protected by a fuel-resistant coating. It ends with a powerful LED light source which is ideal for inspecting in darker areas, or during nighttime inspections. The difference between the Perfect Vision V20 videoscope and the fiberscope is that the former uses a high-quality chip video technology in the tip construction instead of the typical glass fibers that the fiberscope has. This makes the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope more durable, and less likely to suffer damage that leads to less frequent and costly repairs. Fiberscopes have glass fibers which tend to break easily, especially when used often.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is the first visual inspection tool to have met the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) safety requirements and thus is certified safe to use in hazardous environments.

The Buster density meter, as we all know, is the “gold standard” of contraband detection. The Buster K910B has been upgraded to the new Buster K910G, which uses the same technology – the low intensity gamma radiation emitter and back scatter scintillation detector for quick and accurate scanning. But compared to the K910B, the K910G has no lead-based components and its radioactive source is now 25% less than most density meters on the market – making the Buster safe for humans and the environment!

The Buster K910G is a user-friendly tool – just hold it against the object you are about to inspect and start scanning it. Turn the Buster on by squeezing its trigger. When you wave or sweep the Buster across the object you’re scanning, it will make a beeping sound if the Buster detects a noticeable change in the object’s density. In the Buster’s LCD display, you can also see the change in the object’s density in numbers. Once the Buster positively detects the contraband hidden inside that object, it will sound off an alarm that alerts the user to the contraband.

Also included in the CT-40 kit: the 5-piece PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit, the Leica Laser Range Meter®, the PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High Intensity Flashlight, and the CT-40 Customer Carrying Case with Wheels. Note: The Buster-On-A-Stick Extension Pole is NOT included in the kit.

Want to know more about the CT-30 Kit or CT-40 Contraband Team Inspection Kit? Reach us through email at info@cseco.com. You can also call us at 510-864-8010.

Law Enforcement Product News Announces CT-30 Kit Uprade

Law Enforcement Product News’ July/August issue features a write-up about the upgrade of the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit to the CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit. 

Law Enforcement Product News is a 32-page digital magazine which is an affiliate of Officer.com. It features articles about the tools and equipment that law enforcement agents use on a regular basis, as well as other related information that officers will find useful. 

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) released the CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit in February 2014 as an upgrade to the previous CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit which had been in use by most of law enforcement and governmental agents across the United States. Among equipment included in the CT-30 kit are the Buster K910B density meter, the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope, and the PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit.

The CT-40 kit contains most of the same equipment as in the CT-30, only it replaces the Buster K910B and with the updated version of the Buster, the Buster K910G; and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System which replaces the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope. 

CSECO takes heed of the law enforcement agents’ needs carefully and puts what they hear into practice. When the company heard that officers would like a visual inspection tool that was more user-friendly and safe, the CSECO team immediately went to work. The collaboration resulted to the Perfect Vison V20 Videoscope Inspection System. It features the latest technology and is the first videoscope to be certified “safe” by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for use in hazardous areas such as gasoline fuel systems and tanks.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has some of the features of the FV Series Fiberscope – such as the thin and flexible articulating shaft with a fuel-resistant tungsten coating, the powerful LED lighting built into the shaft, and long-lasting rechargeable batteries to ensure continuous inspections. But the difference is that the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has a 5-inch, multi-directional color LCD screen which enables for one-unit operation – no need for bothersome attachments that officers would use with a fiberscope.

The large display also allows the officer to see images clearly without losing visual awareness of his surroundings. Another concern that the officers felt towards the FV-Series Fiberscope was that they tended to lose visibility to their immediate surroundings because they had to keep their head down squinting through the fiberscope’s eyepiece during the inspection – something which, the officers felt, was a safety concern. The Perfect Vision V20 videoscope’s large LCD display enables the officers to keep their heads up so that they can be aware of what’s happening around them. 

The Perfect Vision V20 videoscope’s LCD display also features the push-button dimming and digital zoom that provides 10 times higher than the resolution of the leading fiberscopes – which means that the videoscope offers clearer views and more vivid colors. These factors result in images that provide more detail which allows the officers to confirm the presence of contraband during the inspection on-the-spot, rather than having to for wait the inspection to be over and then review it on the videotape. It also has digital photo and video capability which means no need for camera attachments.

The most important feature that Perfect Vision V20 videoscope provides is that it guarantees safety. It is now certified “safe” by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the world leader in product safety, which attests that the equipment has met the UL safety requirements.  

The safety feature in the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is CSECO’s response in addressing the officer’s safety issues. CSECO president Tony Harris indicated that CSECO worked closely with the UL to make sure that the equipment is safe to use even in high-risk areas such as fuel tanks. He further added: “We want our users to feel confident they can use the videoscope as they always have their fiberscopes.” At the time of the original publication, no other visual inspection tool had received such safety certification other than the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, and CSECO is undoubtedly proud of this achievement.

Damaune Journey, CSECO’s Director of Global Business Development, had something to say about the newest update on the CT-30 kit, “The CT-40 will provide everything officers have come to love about the CT-30, and then some. If you found the fiberscope useful just wait until you use the Perfect Vision Videoscope.”

The Buster K910G, on the other hand, is the latest iteration of the Buster K910B. The Buster K910G still retains the features of the K910B, including the low-intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector to quickly scan vehicles or areas suspected of carrying contraband. The Buster K910G, like the old version, is designed in a way that it enables the user to determine whether a contraband is hidden in a standard vehicle within five minutes, or an average-sized room within 10 minutes. 

Just like the K910B, the K910G still can detect contraband hidden in various kinds of materials such as wood, metal, reinforced plastic, and even dirt. This scanning capability will never be achieved by other contraband detectors using radio wave, microwave, millimeter wave and ultraviolet wave. You can also count on the Buster K910G as it can detect and locate many kinds of hidden contraband: narcotics, illegal drugs, currency, weapons and explosives.

The Buster K910G still has the RAD-Aware radiation detection technology that enables first responders to establish safety borders to protect himself and other people from the imminent dangers of radiation leaks such as from dirty bombs.

What has changed in the K910G is that it is now made even safer. All lead-based components have now been removed, and the radioactive source is 25% less than that of any other density meters. It proves that the Buster is now the safest density meter ever on the market! 

If you loved the CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit, you will love the CT-40 Contraband Detection Team Kit even more with the addition of the updated Buster K910G and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope!

Is There Contraband Detection Equipment That Detects Radiation?

Radioactivity or radioactive decay is harmful to living things as it damages the cells, tissues, and organs. It can even kill them. Even a minimal exposure to radiation can cause you severe headaches, fatigue, vomiting, and fever.

Radioactive leaks like hidden dirty bombs should be detected before unsuspecting human beings and animals would be harmed by them. Fortunately, there is contraband detection equipment that can detect radiation like the Buster K910G Density Meter from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO).

The K910G still has the features of the K910B – the low-intensity gamma radiation and the scintillation detector. This very technology has made the Buster as effective for many years in scanning every type of material that range from wood, metal and reinforced plastic, to even organic material such as dirt and liquids. The contraband may be hidden in parts of the car, of the container van, furniture, false walls, undersides of vehicles – nothing can escape from the power of the Buster.

Unlike other contraband detectors that use other technology like microwave, millimeter wave, radio wave and ultraviolet wave, the Buster K910G recognizes almost every type of hidden contraband that includes illegal drugs, narcotics, currency, any type of weapons, and even explosives.

Speaking of explosives, the Buster can detect the radioactive leaks and detonations like dirty bombs. Did you know that the Buster has the RAD-Aware early radiation warning alarm – the first density meter/contraband detector to have this feature? It enables detectors (first responders) to establish safety boundaries in the event of a dirty-bomb detonation or any other radioactive leak.

Other density meters could only do a “survey” whether radiation is present or not. The Buster, on the other hand, positively detects a dangerous amount of radiation or a radioactive source, it will send a warning to the user either by an audio alarm or visual readouts.

Local and state law enforcement agencies may need assistance to acquire the Buster K910G or the CT-40 Team Inspection Kit through grants provided by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Visit CSECO’s “Grants” page (http://cseco.com/Grants) for more information.

The Buster K910G density meter from CSECO is the most powerful and versatile contraband detection equipment on the market today. Not only it can detect multiple types of hidden contraband, it can also detect threatening levels of radiation or radioactive source.

CSECO Contraband Detection Tools Assist Most Often

When law enforcement agents are looking for equipment that will help them the most in their day-to-day duties, they may not look further because Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is there to provide top-of-the-line contraband detection tools.

CSECO’s equipment has effectively reduced the time and effort of inspecting items or areas suspected of hiding narcotics, illegal drugs and other contraband. At the same time, they have helped in improving the chances of locating and seizing them. Additional training to the purchasers of CSECO’s products will definitely increase their chances of success of locating and seizing hidden contraband in their respective inspections.

The company’s founder, Patrick J. Harris, took advantage of the latest technology to design, develop and launch contraband detection equipment. These tools promised faster and more accurate inspection, location and seizure of narcotics, illegal drugs and other hidden contraband.

Here are CSECO’s popular tools for every law enforcement agent’s contraband detection needs:

1. Buster Density Meter

The Buster Density Meter is CSECO’s first contraband detection equipment and the first density meter in the world for law enforcement purposes. Its state-of-the-art technology enables it to scan on many different types of materials (wood, metal, reinforced plastic, concrete and organic matter like dirt and liquids). Inspectors can use it to scan on several types of vehicles (and its parts which range from dashboards to gas tanks to seats), spaces, furniture, container vans, even 6-inches below the soil.

The Buster helps in locating and seizing narcotics, drugs (illegal or prescribed), currency, jewelry, alcohol, weapons, and explosives.

The latest version of the Buster, the Buster K910G, is now made even safer with its significantly reduced radioactive and lead-based components (which the Buster K910B had).

Despite a multitude of imitations, a majority law enforcement agents across the country still recognize the Buster as the “gold standard’ in contraband detection. What’s more, agents from no less than the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were part of the Buster’s creation and development of the Buster. So you’ll get nothing from the Buster but durability, accuracy, and safety — the best performance possible — that you cannot get from rival density meters.

2. Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System

The Buster does its own proven function in locating hidden contraband. However, drug interdiction agents need to confirm the presence of a contraband, particularly in inaccessible areas like gas tanks, bumpers, smaller compartments, or cracks on the surface. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is an answer to this.

It is a visual inspection device that is touted to perform much better than the leading fiberscopes on the market.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has a 5-inch color LCD display — big enough for the user to peek into suspected areas clearly while maintaining visibility of his immediate surroundings. This leads to reduced eye strain which is otherwise caused by peering into an eyepiece of the fiberscope. The large monitor also features a push-button dimming and digital zoom.

The device has a shaft with a protective tungsten coating and a potent built-in LED light, which allows the inspector to use it during the evening on in darker areas.

It has a certification by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the world’s leading authority on product safety. This puts the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope above all other visual inspection tools. This very certification means that the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope can be used anywhere, even in hazardous areas (like gas tanks). Despite that, using it in such potentially dangerous areas doesn’t cause the device itself to go out of control, or cause any damage to the items being inspected. It doesn’t harm or cause any shock to the user either when the device is exposed to such areas, making the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope the safest visual inspection tool on the market.

3. CT-40 Contraband Team Kit

The CT-40 Contraband Detection Kit contains all the tools that law enforcement agents need: the Buster Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, PN – Series Inspection Kit, Leica Laser Range Meter, and PM – 10 Extension Mirror with High-Intensity Flashlight and a durable carrying case with wheels.

CSECO has kept its pledge to bring contraband detection equipment that will help the law enforcement in eradicating the illegal drugs trade, smuggling, corruption, and terrorism.

CSECO Contraband Detectors for Successful Contraband Detection

Searching for, inspecting, detecting, and seizing narcotics and contraband are the tasks of law enforcement agents assigned to combat illegal drugs and smuggling. That’s why need they need reliable tools to carry out their job. Thankfully, there’s Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) to rely on.

CSECO has been the leading name in the contraband detection equipment in the United States since the 1980s. Its maiden product, the Buster K910B Density Meter, was the product by company founder Patrick J. Campbell, with substantial input from a group of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.

Since its launch, the Buster K910B had been made as an essential item for every law enforcement body — for CBP agents that check vehicles that pass the border, for the police, and for security agents that patrol the airports, ship ports, and other public areas. Because of its accuracy and dependability, the Buster had been hailed as the “gold standard” in contraband detection.

Despite receiving such accolades, CSECO knew they could make the Buster better. The result is the Buster K910G, the updated version of the much-beloved Buster K910B.

Like its predecessor, the Buster K910G emits a low-intensity gamma radiation and uses a scintillation detector. This technology enables the users to scan suspected items of various materials (like wood, rubber, reinforced plastic, concrete, metal, and dirt) as well as detect several kinds of hidden contraband (narcotics, drugs, money, weapons, explosives, and jewelry).

This very technology that the Buster uses also facilitates inspections — it is fast but at the same time accurate. It can complete an inspection on an average vehicle within 5 minutes and an average-sized room can be scanned within 10 minutes. The Buster also picks up four readings per second and uses the “backscatter radiation” technology, where the low-intensity gamma beams “bounce off” of the suspected items and reflect back to the device. The higher the density that the Buster detects from the suspected object, the higher level of gamma rays that will beam back to the device.

And not only that, the Buster K910G includes RAD-Aware technology which can detect abnormal quantities of radioactivity. It enables first responders to set up safety areas to bring other inspectors as well as civilians far from the dangerous effects of radioactivity as possible.

The Buster K910G is also the first density meter with no lead-based components! It also has a 7.5 micro curie source, which is at least 25% smaller than the competing density meters. This makes inspections safer than ever.

To really help confirm what the Buster has detected, use the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. While it works like a fiberscope in many ways, the Perfect Vision’s superior features will outdo even the world’s leading fiberscope. Its most prominent feature is its 5-inch multi-directional high resolution color LCD monitor which is equipped with a push-button dimming and digital zoom which provides 10 times the resolution compared to that of a fiberscope. With its large display, officers won’t need to squint in an eyepiece which could make them lose visibility on their immediate surroundings. Not having to look in the eyepiece also reduces eye fatigue.

Its 2mx6mm shaft is protected with a tungsten coating, and has a two-way articulation and a potent LED lighting. The shaft can be poked or inserted into inaccessible areas for the Buster to reach.

Since the Videoscope is a one-piece tool, there’s no need for some cumbersome attachments like cables and wires. It also has an SD card slot for external storage which can save up to 8,000 photos or six hours of video evidence. Without the use of tiny glass fibers that are present in fiberscopes, the Perfect Vision is less prone to breakage and thus minimizes the need for costly repairs.

Many manufacturers claim that their fiberscope or videoscope is safe, but CSECO’s Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the first visual inspection tool which is certified safe by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the trusted and leading name in product safety. This makes the Perfect Vision absolutely safe to use in high-risk areas, including fuel tanks.

Whether they’re used alone or together, both the Buster K910G Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System from CSECO prove to be efficient, accurate, durable, and absolutely safe to use. These tools in your arsenal are guaranteed to bring successful contraband detection.

Customs and Border Protection Agents Trust This Density Meter

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) proudly introduces the updated version of the Buster K910B, the Buster K910G Density Meter.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the law enforcement agencies who use and trust the Buster. No wonder — they were also the ones who contributed to the designs of the original Buster K910B when they collaborated with CSECO founder Patrick J. Campbell back in the 1980s.

The federal government requested that Campbell come up with a device which could accurately and effectively locate hidden drugs, narcotics, and other types of contraband. Campbell agreed but with one condition — that he would be allowed to work with the would-be end-users, which turned out to be the CBP agents. He did get to collaborate with them, and together they worked to create the product that would become the Buster K910B.

For many years after it was first launched, the Buster K910B has been regarded as the “gold standard” of contraband detection tools. However, CSECO didn’t settle on that distinction. They looked for ways to enhance the Buster’s features and functions.

And now, with the release of the Buster K910G, you can be sure its performance will be even better than before, while retaining some of the functions of the K910B that those using it have indicated are important. One of the things that didn’t change is trusted technology that the Buster uses — the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector which makes the Buster a stand out among all the competition.

This sophisticated technology allows the officers to scan through different types of material that include metal, wood, reinforced plastic, stone, brick, and even organic matter such as dirt and several types of liquids.

The Buster enables the user to do quick inspections. It picks up four readings per second, which allows the officers to quickly move the Buster to the next area being inspected. Despite the quickness, the Buster still retains accuracy in its findings, therefore producing accurate results!

Only the Buster K910G Density Meter is able to locate many different kinds of hidden contraband, from narcotics to cash to explosives. All these capabilities of the Buster won’t be easily outdone by other contraband detection tools. This is because the other technologies like ultraviolet wave, millimeter wave, microwave and radio wave creates limited scanning capabilities and the tools may detect just one or two types of contraband. Plus, they won’t scan as quickly as the Buster, and the user may not be quite sure if these rival contraband detection tools will produce the same reliable and accurate results.

Unlike other contraband detection tools, the Buster is also able to detect abnormal and dangerous quantities of radiation. The Buster’s RAD-Aware technology helps the officers to detect whether potentially dangerous amounts of radiation are present. Once the Buster has detected them, it will enable the first responders to establish safety zones to keep other officers and civilian out of harm’s way, in the event of a dirty bomb detonation.

Since CBP was quite instrumental in the creation of the Buster, it is not surprising that they use it as a reliable main tool against smuggling and illegal drug trafficking, along with trained K-9 units. Since the first Buster was launched, there have been thousands of Buster units manufactured and released, and many of them are in use by the CBP agents. Every day, the agents keep a close watch over the major borders and use the Buster and other devices from CSECO to curb the activity of those trying to bring contraband or drugs illegally into our country.

Although it has yet to be specified regarding the comparison between the Buster units in use and the other rival density meters used by the CBP, the Buster has been in use more frequently especially in the southern US such as Texas, California, Florida, and Arizona. These states border Mexico or have major ports along the Gulf of Mexico, which has been regarded as a hot spot for drugs and smuggling. The United States Border Patrol is the CBP’s mobile unit which is responsible for overseeing and securing every major US checkpoint in a bid to prevent drugs and other contraband from entering the country.

These CBP agents need a device to help them locate hidden contraband accurately. Since the agents started using the Buster, the CBP has enjoyed a significant rise in the number of seizures of narcotics and other types of contraband. The agents have detected, located and seized millions of dollars worth of smuggled narcotics, drugs, cash, weapons and explosives in their day-to-day operations.

The Buster K910G is now even more secure and safer to use. It is now designed more ergonomically to accommodate smaller hands (e.g., those of a female inspector). It also features a strap which helps the user maintain a tighter grip on the unit.

The K910G is now devoid of the lead-based components which are present in the K910B. This ensures safety not only for the user but for the environment, as well.

The original Buster K910B from CSECO has been trusted not only by the CBP agents but by other federal, local, and national law enforcement agencies across the US, plus it is also used by other law enforcement agencies in over 70 countries around the world. The release of the Buster K910G Density Meter still delivers the promise of finding narcotics and other hidden contraband like its predecessor, but at the same time guarantees more secure and safer inspections.

If you’re still using your old, unreliable contraband detecting tool, get the Buster K910G Density Meter today and see the difference!

How to Maintain the Buster K910G Density Meter

In order to maintain its useful life, a certain item must be maintained regularly. And this is no different for the Buster K910G Density Meter, the flagship product from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO).

Even though the Buster K910G is recognized as the “gold standard” among other density meters, it will only be at its optimum if it is maintained regularly.

The Buster K910G is the successor of the previous Buster K910B Density Meter, CSECO’s first product which has been trusted and recommended by most law-enforcement agencies across the US. So what makes the Buster so successful?

The Buster K910G uses pretty much the same technology as its predecessor — the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector. It helps law enforcement officers such as the agents from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to scan any type of surface whether they are wood, paper or carton, reinforced plastic, metal, rubber, and even organic matter like water and soil. The Buster K910G’s detecting abilities will ensure successful searches and inspections, like those of its predecessor to help locate any type of hidden contraband from narcotics to cash to explosives.

Like the K910B, the Buster K910G can also detect and locate abnormal amounts of radiation. It’s because it is equipped with RAD-Aware® technology. This will help first responders to set up safety boundaries to keep fellow inspectors as well as innocent civilians out of possible radioactive leaks such as dirty bomb detonation.

The Buster K910G also feature alerts — audible and visual — which will notify the user in case it reads an abnormal level of density, a possible indication of a hidden contraband underneath a particular surface.

The Buster K910G is not quite a departure from the K910B, but it does have remarkable improvements to ensure safer and more secure inspections:

  • 5 micro curie Barium 133 source, which is 25% or more or less than that of rival density meters
  • No lead-based interior components which can be dangerous
  • Updated look. It now has a slimmer design and a strap which are meant to be more ergonomic during even the most intense inspections

Despite its reputation as a durable tool, the Buster K910G will work its best with regular maintenance. This is done mostly by calibrating it and replacing the old batteries with newer ones.

The Buster K910G still comes with a calibration block. Each unit features a Calibration Block Standard which will allow other similar units to be calibrated to a common base. This will ensure a +/-2 reading between units. Calculating the calibration automatically compensates for the source’s decay and the declining quality of some of the Buster’s internal components.

Place the Buster K910G on the calibration block. Press and hold down the trigger, and at the same time also press the “lock + mode” button. Next, let go of the “lock + mode” button but maintain your hold on the trigger. At this moment, the Buster will let out a beeping sound which will go for about 10 seconds. Once the Buster stops beeping you can then proceed to press the “mode” button. To make sure that the Buster is doing well in reading, test it by doing the usual reading while still placed on the calibration block. If the Buster reads at a range of 95 to 105, then it is a positive indication that the unit works perfectly. The calibration doesn’t take that long — it only takes 30 seconds or even less. It is strongly recommended that the Buster should be calibrated by the end user once every month, although once every six months is also okay.

However, if damage has been done to the Buster which cannot be undone by simple calibration, then the Buster should be sent to CSECO’s repairs department. The technicians there will analyze the problem and then give a rough estimate to the user on how long they expect the repairs to take. The company will wait until the customer approves the estimate, and then the actual repairs will proceed. The cost of the repairs will be most likely reasonable, something that users should be happy about.

As for the batteries, agents and officers can replace the used 9-volt alkaline transistor batteries with newer ones, even while in the middle of the job.

Law enforcement agencies that purchase the Buster density meter are trained to maintain it apart from using it. That way, the Buster K910G will continue to serve its intended purpose — to be an indispensable tool for every law enforcement agent in narcotics detection as well as locating other contraband in the coming years.

This Density Meter Is Important for Contraband Detection

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is the home of the original Buster K910B Density Meter, now the Buster K910G. The Buster is hailed as the “gold standard” of contraband detection. And why not? The Buster has been long trusted by several government law enforcement agencies — including the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — for its reliability, durability, accuracy and safety.

The Buster uses low intensity gamma radiation and a scintillation detector which enables the user to scan through a variety of materials that include wood, metal, reinforced plastic, carton, stone, brick, even dirt and liquids. Officers who use the Buster are able to scan through these materials without tearing them away or damaging the item. When the Buster picks up density for an object which is higher than normal, it means that the contraband is likely present inside it. That’s when the agents damage that object in order to seize the previously hidden contraband.

The sophisticated technology that the Buster uses also allows for a quicker inspection. Using it, agents can scan through an entire vehicle in less than five minutes, and an average-sized room in less than ten minutes.

Can your microwave, millimeter wave, radio wave or ultraviolet contraband detector do all of the things the Buster does? Not by a long shot! They will be able to scan only one or very few materials. Chances are inspecting using any of these rival detectors will not be as fast as when using the Buster.

There’s more about the Buster! It has built-in technology known as RAD-Aware, which recognizes the presence of harmful radioactive leaks. It allows officials to detect explosives such as the dirty bomb and, if necessary, establish safety perimeters to keep civilians out of harm’s way.

There is also an accessory to facilitate the use of the Buster. It is the “Buster-on-a-Stick” which includes a remote display. This enables the user to reach into farther and narrower areas or to areas that would be otherwise inaccessible. The display is closer to the handle grip, which allows the screen to be easily read. This is ideal for inspecting the upper and undersides of a large truck, for instance.

The Buster K910G has an ergonomic design, making it easier to grip. There is also a strap added on it to help maintain a tight grip, therefore minimizing chances of dropping it.

The Buster K910G also features significant improvements from the Buster K910B, which include a 7.5 micro curie Barium 133 source, which is at least 25% or more less than our rivals. It is also now also devoid of the potentially harmful lead-based components from its interior. Now your new Buster K910G Density is not only more durable and reliable, it is also safer than ever before.

Without such high-tech tools such as the Buster K910G, the prospect of locating hidden contraband would be much more difficult and would take a lot more time and manpower.

For over three decades, the Buster density meter has been used and trusted for its durability, reliability, accuracy and safety. It is a testimony to CSECO’s adherence to quality when creating and designing a durable, reliable and effective density meter and other contraband detection tools.

Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope: Contraband Detection Made Easier

The Buster K910B Density Meter is the flagship product of Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO), but the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is here. It is the first product of its kind to help interdiction officers who track down smuggling and drug trafficking. However, CSECO continues to strive in bringing other contraband detection tools that are as competent and effective as the Buster, but having its own unique functions and capabilities.

One of them is the company’s newest product, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which stands out among other existing fiberscopes on the market today. It is the latest technology in visual inspections. While it has some similar traits when compared with other leading fiberscopes, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope features other amazing functions that surpass the fiberscopes that law enforcement agencies have used for a long time.

The first thing you’ll love about the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is that it comes in one piece. You don’t need to attach bothersome cables or cameras that have the potential to hamper your inspection.

Like most fiberscopes, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has a long, thin and flexible shaft, which is protected by a tungsten coating. It also has two-way articulation, powerful LED lighting, and long-lasting rechargeable batteries.

However, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has something that fiberscopes don’t: its 5-inch, high-resolution color LCD display. This display enables interdiction officers to conduct a better inspection into the more inaccessible areas of a vehicle such as the gas tank, without losing visibility on their surroundings. The 5-inch display also reduces the tiredness agents experience in their eyes. The LCD display also features a push-button exposure option for lighting and dimming, as well as a 3.5 digital zoom. These features produce a resolution that is ten times higher than that of most fiberscopes.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope also takes still images as well as video, and has a slot for an SD card that allows storage of up to 8,000 photos or 6 hours of videos. You don’t need to attach a video camera for that, it’s included within the LCD display.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is also durable. Unlike other fiberscopes, it is less susceptible to physical damage – this is a huge benefit to users. Since the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has no tiny fiber optics which are easily breakable, there is less need for costly repairs which typically occurs among fiberscopes.

Interdiction agents should also feel no fear in using the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope, because it’s certified safe by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global independent company that tests the safety of the new technologies. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope can be used safely in more dangerous areas because it is resistant to water, gasoline, and oil.

CSECO’s Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is the newest tool that Customs and Border Protection agents and other law enforcement agencies find an indispensable part of their fight against drug trafficking and smuggling. With the clear images that it provides and its user-friendliness, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope will prove to be an efficient and competent companion for law enforcement agencies who need the best tools for their every day job of tracking narcotics and other contraband.

A Density Meter You Can Use for Narcotics and Contraband Detection

A density meter is a great help for the war on drugs in the United States which began way farther than you might think. It began during the Prohibition era when liquor was banned. But as many decades wore on, the fight still continues for the law enforcement agencies. Nowadays they don’t only have to combat against alcohol, but even worse — narcotics and other illegal drugs — as well as their transport and sale in addition to consumption.

The Mexican and Canadian borders serve as the forefront on the fight against illicit substances. Have you traveled in and out of the US? If you have, you may have noticed the US Customs and Border Protection officers guarding the borders and strictly checking every vehicle that crosses the borders – going into the US as well as leaving it. The CBP agents are often aided by trained K-9 units who sniff for the presence of narcotics and other contraband. These dependable K-9 units are widely used by CBP agents and other law enforcement agencies in their quest to eradicate narcotics, drugs, and any other illegal substances. But what if these K-9 units are unavailable? The officers don’t have to be concerned because they can also use a density meter which is a contraband detection tool that uses the most advanced technology possible.

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has been contraband detection equipment for over three decades. The company was founded by Patrick J. Campbell, who had many years of experience in designing tools that used radioactive elements. He collaborated with several CBP agents to create the company’s first-ever product, the Buster K910B Density Meter, aka “Buster.”

The Buster is probably CSECO’s most renowned product because it uses high-technology, is durable, dependable, and user-friendly. This tool emits a low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector, which means it allows the density meter to quickly scan for concealed items through different types of materials — wood, reinforced plastic, metal, and concrete. The Buster is also proven to be accurate because it picks up the differences in density of a large number of objects. When the Buster scans materials with a natural void or density, the reading will remain normal. However, when it picks up an abnormally high density (typically, at least double the normal density) of the material being scanned, it is an indication that contraband is likely stashed inside or beneath that material.

The Buster will make the inspectors’ work so much easier even with the K-9 units around. When the K-9 units have found a possible presence of hidden contraband, the agents will be able to search through several types of surfaces of the vehicle to locate what caused the K-9 unit to alert. By using both the K-9 dogs and the Buster, there’s higher chance that more contraband will be found.

CSECO also has the CT-PTK Personal Tool Kit. This popular kit was also created and designed by CSECO in collaboration with the CBP personnel. It consists of a large diameter inspection probe with a T-shaped handle as well as an 8-inch extension, a small diameter inspection probe, and the multi-purpose handheld utility tool that includes various kinds of drivers for screws and bolts. The kit also includes small knives and pliers, and a 7-inch MagLite Flashlight. These tools are all packed into a military-style nylon protective carrying case. The CT-PTK Personal Took Kit is an essential kit for every law enforcement agency across the US in their search for narcotics and other illegal substances.

CSECO also replaced the FV Series Fiberscope with the company’s newest product in its stellar line of contraband detection equipment: the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope Inspection System. This tool comes out in one piece, meaning the user doesn’t have to use cumbersome attachments such as cameras with cables. Its most outstanding feature is the large, multi-dimensional LCD display that has a high resolution, equipped with a push-button lightening/dimming and digital zoom. The large display enables the user to view into the suspect areas more easily while being able to clearly keep an eye on their surroundings. Therefore, it will produce a less eye fatigue on the user, unlike the other fiberscopes with eye-pieces and much smaller screens. The Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope is also certified safe by the Underwriters Laboratory, which means it is also safe to use even in more hazardous areas such as gas tanks. The Perfect Vision® V20 indeed produces longer, more detailed, more accurate, and safer visual inspections.

Contact CSECO at 510-864-8010 or email at info@cseco.com for more information about their world-class tools for your narcotics and contraband detection needs. Whether you need the Perfect Vision® V20 Videoscope Inspection System or the Buster K910B, the density meter considered the “gold standard,” CSECO is available to answer your questions.