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Contraband Detection Equipment That Is Used Around the Country

Contraband Detection Equipment That Is Used Around the Country

Contraband Detection Equipment That Is Used Around the Country

The contraband detection equipment from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) greatly aids law enforcement agents in their fight against drug trafficking and general smuggling.

CSECO offers a wide array of contraband detection tools but is primarily known for its Buster Density Meter and contraband detector. Although the company has made significant changes to some of its features, the Buster’s fundamental technology is still the same. It still uses the low-intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector to quickly scan vehicles or residences for hidden contraband. It is designed to allow an inspector to determine whether a suspect vehicle tests positive for contraband in less than five minutes (or an average room in less than ten minutes).

CSECO has improved the Buster’s features – the addition of the RAD-Aware radiation detector, the removal of lead-based components, and the significant reduction of its radioactive source (which is at least 25% smaller than any other density meter).

The FV Series Fiberscope provides a two-way articulation that gives the user a full 360-degree view inside of a vehicle fuel tank, dashboard, or door. The fiber optic bundle is covered by a heavy-duty and fuel- and gasoline-resistant tungsten coating. With over 16,000 individual strands of optical fiber and the powerful light handle, the visibility that the FV Series Fiberscope provides is crystal clear even in darkest spaces. It is usually used together with the Buster density meter. With video camera and monitor upgrades, you can record everything being inspected by the fiberscope while showing it to your colleagues on screen.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System is CSECO’s latest visual inspection tool. Its most outstanding feature is the five-inch high-resolution color LCD display with push-button dimming and digital zoom that provides ten times the resolution of the leading fiberscope. The large display allows the user to investigate the suspect area without losing sight of his immediate surroundings. Just like the fiberscope, the Perfect Vision videoscope has an articulating, fuel-resistant shaft, with powerful LED light that provides crystal-clear view of the suspect area, even in darkest spaces. One of the most important features of this videoscope is the UL safety certification – the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the first visual inspection tool to have received such designation. The UL safety certification allows the videoscope to be used even in hazardous areas.

These are some of CSECO’s most popular contraband detection tools and they are among the most in-demand ones not only in the United States, but also overseas.

Almost every state has at least one piece, or a couple of pieces, of CSECO equipment. However, some of the states most actively using CSECO products also happen to be the states that share borders with other countries, such as California, Arizona, Texas and Michigan. Except for Michigan (which borders with Canada), California, Arizona and Texas share a border with Mexico, which is hot spot for smuggling. Florida, Tennessee, and Nevada are also reported to be actively using CSECO equipment.

Over the years, CSECO’s equipment has also won popularity outside the U.S. Some of CSECO’s larger overseas clients have been in Central America, South America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The Buster Density Meter and the FV Series Fiberscope have proven to be especially popular on these continents.

CSECO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of handheld contraband detection equipment. For more information about our products, contact CSECO at 510-864-8010 or e-mail at We also provide training to our clients on the use of our equipment.

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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