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Choosing a Safe Videoscope for Drug Interdiction

Choosing a Safe Videoscope for Drug Interdiction


Choosing a Safe Videoscope for Drug Interdiction

Drug interdiction is a high-risk activity, mainly due to the great variety of risks that law enforcement encounters. Being in this kind of job, they regularly face threats to their safety for several reasons. They can be threats coming from subjects under the influence of drugs, who may act unpredictably. Threats from subjects involved in a large-scale drug operation may have a lot to lose if they get caught.

Another threat to these officers’ safety: inspecting potentially dangerous areas, such as gas tanks and fuel tanks, for hidden contraband. Drug traffickers and smugglers have become cleverer by stashing items in the unlikeliest – most dangerous – places.

Therefore, proper knowledge and training are essential to prepare law enforcement, and drug interdiction officers should the worst occur during their narcotics search operations. They must also equip themselves with tools that are efficient at what they do – detecting items and places for hidden narcotics and other contraband – but are also safe.

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) is one of the leading names for contraband detection equipment. The company is known primarily for the Buster K910G Density Meter, but they also have other tools. One of them is the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which is also one of CSECO’s more recent products.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has received positive reviews from the end-users for its efficiency, ease of use, and safety.

Why is the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope safe to use for law enforcement and drug interdiction officers? Discover some of its features:

  • It is a one-piece visual inspection tool – which means you can use it as it is. No need to connect it to a video camera or any other device, which can otherwise mean inconvenience and even hazards (such as tripping over cables) to the end-user.
  • It has a five-inch multi-directional high-resolution color LCD, which allows the end-user to see clearly in the suspect area without losing visibility to his immediate surroundings. The display helps keep the officer from putting himself in awkward, uncomfortable, or dangerous situations when searching harder-to-reach areas.
  • It features a fuel-safe articulating shaft, which allows the officer to inspect hazardous areas – such as a vehicle’s gas tank – without causing dangerous sparks or flames.
  • Finally, it has the most significant safety feature – the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) safety certification. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is certified safe for use in hazardous areas. It is only one of two scopes in the world to hold that level of certification currently. The UL is the leading authority in safety, and their certification testing is among the most stringent in the industry.

With a host of safety features that the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope has, law enforcement and drug interdiction officers can confidently use it no matter the circumstances. And of course, the device’s efficiency in locating and detecting hidden contraband remains the main reason why end-users prefer it over other visual inspection tools. Frankly, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is not only great at what it essentially does but is also safe to use for drug interdiction.

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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