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Buster Density Meter: Technology for Narcotics Detection

The density meter designed and manufactured by Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (ICSECO) is a combination of state-of-the-art technology and brilliance. It is an example of the genius minds that have helped make our everyday lives easier and safer. The same goes for the lives of courageous law enforcement agents whose difficult job often puts them at risk. The advent of sophisticated tools for narcotics detection such as the Buster K910B Density Meter has definitely made narcotics detection safer, easier, and more accurate.

The Buster K910B Density Meter is the first contraband and narcotics detection product designed and manufactured by CSECO. Also known simply as the Buster, it is the world’s first density meter to accurately detect the presence of hidden contraband such as narcotics, drugs, weapons, currency, jewelry, explosives, and anything else that smugglers are trying to secretly transport especially across the borders.

One of the most circulated contraband item is narcotics, which refers to both illegal and legal/controlled substances. These substances emit microscopic particles and vapors and those are the tell-tale signs for anti-drug unit officers, K9 units, and other law enforcement agents. Trained K9 units will pick up those indications that will lead to the discovery of concealed narcotics. However, K9 units can only indicate the presences of narcotics or other contraband, they often cannot pinpoint the area the contraband is hidden. This is where the Buster density meter comes in.

The Buster uses a low-intensity gamma radiation and back-scatter scintillation detector that allows users to scan through a variety of items such as wood, metal, paper or carton, reinforced plastic, concrete, and so on. This type of technology enables the user to scan without the need of externally damaging the item being scanned, unless narcotics is positively located underneath the surface.

How does the Buster work? It measures the density of an object, and when used to scan an item the Buster’s density reading will remain normal. However, when the Buster experiences an abnormally high reading (usually twice the normal density), then it’s an indication that narcotics or other contraband is likely to be hidden behind or inside that particular item. The gamma rays will strongly reflect back to the device especially when an unusual amount of density is detected.

How about the speed and accuracy? Well, the Buster picks up about four readings per second. That speed allows the Buster to quickly inspect an item and is still able to provide accurate results. It will scan an entire vehicle within five minutes, or an average-sized room within ten minutes. Yes, it’s that quick and accurate!

The Buster has been the tool of choice for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who patrol the major checkpoints and borders throughout the country. It’s no wonder the CBP use the Buster; several agents were instrumental in the creation of the Buster. In 1984 CSECO founder Patrick J. Harris and the CBP agents worked together to bring out the first-ever density meter used for contraband detection in their bid to stop drug trafficking and smuggling.

The combination of sophisticated technology and the brilliance of the creators are behind the Buster’s undisputed success in detecting and seizing contraband like narcotics. For more information about the Buster K910B Density Meter and other CSECO products, contact CSECO at 510-864-8010 (phone), 510-864-8013 (fax), or email at info@cseco.com.

Buster – the Density Meter from CSECO – Discover Its Benefits

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.

Buster K910B: Density Meter Considered the Best

CSECO proudly recommends its signature product, the Buster K910B Density Meter, also known as Buster Contraband Detector or simply “Buster.” It is the premier hand-held density meter available for contraband detection. The Buster has remained the most recommended by top government and law enforcement agencies not only in the United States but in over 70 countries all over the world.

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company founder Patrick J. Campbell had previously worked with radioactive elements and designing equipment that used them. He was known for his expertise in that field. The history of the Buster began in the early years of 1980s. Campbell was approached by the federal government who asked him to design a hand-held tool to detect contraband. Campbell said that he was able to design such tool if he would be allowed to work with the non-technical people who would use it regularly. Campbell then worked closely with the US Customs and Border Protection agents. Together, they were able to come up what would be the company’s signature product, the Buster K910B Density Meter or Buster, which used radio isotopes and was made to perform to the specifications they set forth.

That was over 30 years ago. Ever since its creation, the Buster has been used by federal, state, local, and international law enforcement agencies to detect and seize contraband.

The Buster emits a low-intensity gamma radiation and uses a scintillation detector. It is guaranteed safe for the officers and agents to use. It is also a fast and effective tool to detect contraband in objects such as containers, tires, car doors, fuel tanks, and other objects which may can contain contraband, smuggled or stolen objects (illegal drugs, narcotics, cash, weapons, explosives, jewelry, works of art, or radioactive materials).

Other contraband detectors on the market use radio wave, ultra-violet wave, or microwave technologies but none of them can detect contraband as effectively as the Buster does because of its superior gamma radiation. The Buster is able to detect small differences in an object’s density and is also effective in alerting the user about the presence of contraband. The Buster has both auditory and visual alerts with the hand-held display.

Speed is a necessity when detecting contraband. The Buster provides quicker results than the other density meters in the market. It can scan an average-sized vehicle in less than 5 minutes, and an average-sized room in less than 10 minutes. Scanning much larger vehicles such as tanks or semi trucks may take a little longer. What’s more impressive is that the Buster provides accurate results.

The Buster’s competitors are limited to the surfaces they can scan through – usually only one or two. This makes them very limited to use. The Buster can scan a variety of materials that include metal, wood, dirt, reinforced plastic, liquid and any type of organic matter.

The Buster also comes with a telescoping handle called “Buster on a Stick.” It is an extension pole that attaches to the Buster. This enables the tool to scan harder-to-reach areas such as big and tall fuel tanks, as well as the undersides and tops of tractor trailers or building walls.

The Buster is distinctive when compared with other contraband detectors on the market. It is also able to detect the presence of radioactive materials. The Buster is with RAD-Aware® technology, which enables users who detect the presence of any radioactive material. Once detected, first responders can establish safety perimeters to keep personnel and civilians away from a possible dirty bomb or radioactive release.

CSECO’s Buster is the trusted contraband detection equipment among law enforcement agencies, interdiction officers, and US Customs and Border Protection agents. Discover more about the Buster K910B Density Meter by sending an email to info@cseco.com or calling us 1-510-864-8010.

Buster Contraband Detector Is the Density Meter to Use to Stop Smuggling

When it comes to using a density meter considered the best in the country, the Buster K910B Density Meter from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has been considered the best by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and law enforcement officers around the country. Anti-drug unit officers, intelligence units, tactical units, and explosive disposal units all over the country use the CSECO’s density meter to help them stop smuggling and drug trafficking in their tracks. The Buster K910B is part of CSECO’s CT-40 Contraband Detection Team Kit.

The Buster K910B is considered to be best among all density meters around, according to the CBP and law enforcement officers who have been using it. And it is indeed one of the top contraband detection tools on the market today. It can detect concealed items and substances such as drugs, money, paraphernalia, and many others. The Buster K910B’s unique qualities and functions include its ability to scan through most materials, including wood, metal, reinforced plastic, rubber, and more. The Buster’s scanning speed and ease of use push it to the forefront of contraband detection equipment.

What makes the Buster K910B the top in contraband detection equipment? Here is a case of a traffic stop incident that resulted in the discovery of 27 pounds of heroin hidden in a car’s rear quarter panel. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were stashed inside a spare tire, and more cash hidden was inside in the vehicle’s rocker panel area. Sixteen pounds of drugs were hidden in fenders, and more. The Buster K910B is really exceptional in detecting contraband items even in the most concealed locations that cannot be reached by direct observation for inspection.

The Buster’s features make it all the more amazing. It measures less than 6″x3″x3″ and weighs roughly two pounds, making it small, lightweight, and therefore easy to carry. Buster’s three and a half digit LCD features “LO BAT” (low battery) and “minus sign” indicators, which updates every half-second. Its electroluminescent back light panel is suitable to be used at night or in dark areas. It is operated by a push button. Its remote reading display allows for easier inspection, and has a variety of operating modes.

The microprocessor automatically adjusts the alarm’s tip point, and uses an internal standard deviation formula. All similar units are adjusted to a common base, guaranteeing +/- 2% reading between units. Decomposition of the source is automatically indemnified during calibration, as well as declining quality of internal components. The calibration takes less than 30 seconds and can be done at any time by any user.

The 9-volt battery of the Buster is easy to replace, if necessary, wherever the unit is being used. On average, the battery will last for six months with normal use.

These are the features of the world’s number 1 and best density meter, the Buster K910B Density Meter, which has been used and trusted by agencies not only in the United States but by similar agencies in other parts of the world.