January 23, 2020

Narcotics Detection Using Tools from CSECO

Narcotics detection is important for those fighting the war against drugs. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, drug interdiction officers and other law enforcement agents tasked to weed out drugs need the right tools to succeed.

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) offers many contraband detection equipment that helps these men and women locate and seize contraband – whether it is narcotics, cash, weapons or any other items that were hidden.

As CSECO has grown over the years, its line of products has grown and expanded but the Buster density meter is the company’s first and flagship device. The first and the original Buster K910B was designed and developed with company founder Patrick J. Campbell, with the direct input from the CBP agents with whom he closely collaborated.

The Buster K910B density meter became successful and received immense support from the majority of law enforcement agencies in the country. Since it first came out, contraband detection had never been made easier, quicker and more accurately. For the first time, customs and border patrol agents did not have to disassemble parts of a vehicle which could have cost them a lot, not to mention it could have also caused potential damage.

CSECO has already given CESCO the latest update to the Buster K910B, which is the all-new Buster K910G. In terms of basic functions, the K910G performs in the same way as the original K910B. It still has the same low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector, which enables quick but thorough precise inspections on vehicles that they’re inspecting. The Buster K910G is still used to inspect various parts of a vehicle, most commonly the gas tank, dashboard, spare tire, flooring, and seating. Using the Buster, officers can finish inspecting an entire vehicle within five minutes.

The Buster K910G can also be used to scan and inspect other items and areas such as walls, furniture, cargo, and a lot more, which are suspected of carrying hidden contraband. Its versatility, as far as density meters go, enables the Buster K910G to scan and detect concealed items through various materials like wood, metal, or reinforced plastics without causing them external damage.

Unlike other contraband detecting devices that use millimeter wave, radio wave, ultra-violet or microwave technologies, the Buster can identify various hidden materials such as narcotics, cash, jewelry, weapons, and explosives.

Unlike the Buster K910B, the new K910G is made safer. The lead-based components are now removed, and the K910G now has a radioactive source which is 25% smaller than that of its nearest competitors. This makes the Buster K910G the safest density meter on the market! The components are also updated and improved to enable faster electronics.

If you need a visual aid to go along with your Buster – and you really should – the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is the answer. Unlike the leading fiberscope where you have to squint your eye to the eyepiece, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope comes with a large (5 inches), multi-directional high-resolution color LCD. The large monitor enables you to look into the suspect area more clearly, without losing visibility of your immediate surroundings. The LCD also features a push-button dimming and digital zoom that is ten times higher than the resolution of the leading fiberscope.

Like the fiberscope, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope features a long, bendable, and fuel- and gas-safe articulating shaft, with a powerful built-in, LED light that allows inspection in darker areas.

The efficiency and the safety of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope are further enhanced by its UL safety certification. This means that the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is declared as a “nonincendive” equipment and meets the applicable UL standards. The UL safety certification makes this videoscope suitable to inspect in every suspected area, even hazardous ones such as gas and fuel tanks. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the first visual inspection device to earn such a distinction.

CSECO also offers contraband inspection tool kits, the CT-30 and the CT-40.

The CT-40 Contraband Team Kit includes:

  • Buster K910G density meter
  • Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System
  • Leica Laser Range Meter
  • PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit
  • PM-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High-Intensity Flashlight
  • CT-40 Customer Carrying Case with Wheels

The CT-30 Contraband Team Kit includes:

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

Here is a brief information about a few other products in the kits:

  • FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope (CT-30 only) – this fiberscope has a flexible, gas- and fuel-safe articulating shaft. It is constructed with 16,000 individual strands of optical fiber and powerful light handle visibility which permits crystal-clear views even in darkest corners. You can upgrade this fiberscope with a video camera and monitor to record everything that you’re inspecting while showing it to other agents on screen at the same time.
  • PN-Series Inspection Probe Kit – These inspection probes provide everything that the officers need to inspect, probe, or open packages and other suspicious cargo.
  • Leica Laser Range Meter – This device helps officers to determine whether or not a vehicle or any other item or space has been modified to store and hide contraband.

These efficient and safe-to-use narcotics detection tools from CSECO will provide significant aid to those who inspect for narcotics and any other hidden contraband.