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Can a Density Meter Really Help Locate Hidden Contraband?

Can a Density Meter Really Help Locate Hidden Contraband?

density meter isn’t used solely for scientific purposes, but there is also an entirely different “density meter” that is being used by law enforcement and drug interdiction agencies. Despite that, density meters used for both science and for law enforcement have a basic function that is the same – to measure the density of an object.

Simply speaking, a density meter (for law enforcement) is a tool which scans an object suspected of carrying an item inside or underneath it. When a density meter detects a remarkable change of an object’s density, it means that object most likely carries contraband.

Many people are wondering if a density meter can really help locate hidden drugs and other contraband. Ask Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) the same question and they will provide you the answers!

CSECO, as a lot of people know, is the creator of the world’s first and original contraband detector, the Buster Density Meter. The first model of the Buster was the Buster K910B, created by the company’s founder Patrick J. Campbell with input by the Customs and Border Protection agents themselves.

Since its launch, the Buster has been hailed as a “gold standard” of contraband detection. However, CSECO has an updated edition of the Buster, the K910G, with even better features. But before you jump to conclusions, this article will explain some of the things that the Buster can do in detecting contraband.

First, it has the low-intensity gamma radiation and scintillation detector. This very feature enables law enforcement officers and drug interdiction agents to scan a variety of objects like wood, rubber, metal, reinforced plastic, cartons, and even organic matter such as dirt.

The Buster’s features will also enable quick but thorough and accurate inspections. It can complete a scan inside an average room within 10 minutes or in a vehicle within 5 minutes. The Buster’s scintillation detector uses “backscatter radiation” which helps the user to identify the disparities in density between the contraband and the scanned item where the contraband is concealed.

The higher the density that the Buster picks up, the higher levels of the gamma rays will reflect back to the device.

What else can CSECO’s Buster Density Meter do? With this same kind of technology, the Buster can detect and locate different types of contraband like narcotics, drugs (illegal or prescribed), currency, alcohol, weapons, and explosives. Our competitors use other technology such as microwave, millimeter wave, radio wave and ultraviolet wave which cannot locate the same vast range of hidden contraband like the Buster.

CSECO’s newest model, the Buster K910G, is designed to make inspections safer as well as more environmentally-friendly. Its radioactive source is now 25% less than that of our competitors, and all lead-based components present in the K910B is now non-existent in the K910G.

With its state-of-the-art technology, ability to scan a wide range of items and user-friendly features, CSECO’s Buster Density Meter can help locate hidden contraband — easily and accurately.

Plus, when you purchase the Buster you may also want to undergo seminar training at CSECO’s premises (with no charge) or at your own facilities (with additional fees) where you will learn how to properly use it. For more information on the purchase of the Buster density meter and training please contact us at 510-864-8010 (USA clients only) or email us at

Tony Harris, President and CEO, and Pat Campbell, founder, of CSECO explain about the Buster density meter and other contraband detectors.

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