The taxing and potentially dangerous job done by the US Customs and Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies can be aided by providing them with the best possible equipment for contraband detection. One of the pieces of equipment that serves this purpose is the Buster K910B Density Meter by CSECO – many agents consider this density meter to be the best one available.
Those who smuggle contraband and transport narcotics have become sneakier and better at hiding the things they are moving. Many times, their hiding places include areas that are difficult to access, such as inside walls, inside seat upholstery, inside fuel tanks, in wheel wells and sometimes even inside the wheels themselves. In these areas, it is not possible to easily make a visual inspection without causing damage to the item. Because of this, a density meter is an important tool in the agent’s arsenal. It allows the agent to determine whether or not contraband is squirreled away in one of these difficult to access areas.
The Buster Density Meter provides feedback through both an audible tone and a visual alert if the area varies in density. Its consistency in detection of unexpected and sudden density changes makes it one of the best meters available for this contraband detection.
Additionally, the Buster can handle a variety of materials with the same consistent results, including reinforced plastic, wood, metal, concrete, cardboard, and fabric. Some other density meters on the market are limited to being able to scan through fewer materials. This means hidden contraband may be missed.
The speed with which the Buster returns its results is another distinct benefit offered. Because agents often are required to examine many vehicles, rooms, or people in a day, the Buster’s speed allows the border patrol and law enforcement agents to be efficient. The speed results from the way the density meter works: it uses low-intensity gamma radiation and a scintillation detector, which boosts it above competing scanners that still use radio waves, microwave, millimeter waves, or ultraviolet waves.
Its portability is another definite benefit of the Buster. Because it is hand-held and comfortable, it can be easily used in a variety of situations. It can be taken to the area where the potential hiding places exist, rather than those places being brought to a scanner – which obviously is not always possible or practical.
Another technology included in the Buster is the Rad-Aware®; technology, which allows the density meter to detect radiation in the vicinity of the scanner. This helps to ensure the safety of the Buster’s operator as well as all people in its area, in the event of the detonation of a dirty bomb.
When choosing a density meter for any law enforcement department or agency, it is clear that the Buster K910B Density Meter from CSECO is the best choice to get the job done.