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Contraband Detection: The Equipment That Helps the Most

Contraband Detection: The Equipment That Helps the Most

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has firmly established itself as a premier provider of contraband detection equipment. It boasts a line of state-of-the-art contraband detectors that will suit the needs of the user for some specific actions and purposes.

Before, officers had to rely merely on their senses to help them detect hidden contraband. They even had to use knives, hammers, flashlights, etc., to tear down the suspected object to confirm the presence of the contraband, although there was little certainty if the contraband was indeed hidden underneath that object. The result was unnecessary damage to property, which the interdiction officers might be even liable to pay for.

For many decades officers have also been using K-9 units to help them detect the presence of contraband. But what if there is no K-9 present? There should be an alternative capable enough to accurately locate hidden items. CSECO provided the answer that was needed.

Thanks to advanced technology, as well as the skill and ingenuity of CSECO’s founder Patrick J. Campbell and of the other bright minds involved in the company, contraband detection tools were designed and manufactured which makes locating contraband faster, easier, more accurate, and safer. If the user has been trained to use CSECO’s products, then there’s a greater chance of success in finding hidden contraband.

Here are some of CSECO’s renowned products which are widely used by law enforcement agencies across the United States:

1. Buster Density Meter

The Buster K910G Density Meter is CSECO’s first contraband detection equipment and the first of its kind in the world. Its cutting edge technology enables it to scan different objects (wood, metal, reinforced plastic, organic matter) and identify several different types of contraband (narcotics, illegal drugs, cash, weapons, explosives). It can even identify abnormal quantities of radiation through its proprietary RAD-Aware technology.

The Buster is an effective tool in detecting contraband whether the latter is stashed inside and underneath several areas — under vehicle doors and floors and inside wheels, vehicle seats, gas tanks, bumpers, dashboards, undercarriage, fenders and rocker panels, as well as any other hollow space that smugglers can keep their stash. The Buster ensures fast but thorough searches and accurate readings.

It has given birth to a deluge of imitations, yet the Buster is still considered the “gold standard’ in contraband detection. It has its seal of approval and is widely used by law enforcement agencies across the United States, including the Customs and Border Protection who helped Patrick J. Campbell design this amazing product.

2. Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System

Although the Buster has proven its ability to detect hidden contraband, there’s also a need to confirm the presence of contraband, especially in areas that the Buster cannot access such as gas tanks, bumpers, or crevices in a wall. Thankfully, there’s the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, a visual inspection device that replaces the earlier tool, the FO-Series Fiberscope. It is guaranteed to be the easiest, the most effective, and even the safest visual inspection tool on the market.

Its 5-inch color LCD display enables the user to look into the suspected compartments clearly without losing sight of his surroundings. It is unlike some fiberscopes where users had to peep through an eyepiece, causing strain to eyes and at the same time reducing awareness towards the user’s immediate surroundings. The screen also has a push-button dimming and digital zoom.

This videoscope is also equipped with a tungsten-protected shaft with a powerful built-in LED light, which allows you to use it in the evening or in darker locations.

But this tool’s best feature is its certification by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the world’s leading authority on product safety — the first contraband detection tool with such distinction. It means that this videoscope can be used anywhere, even in hazardous areas (like gas tanks) without disrupting its performance, damaging the objects being inspected, or causing injury to the user.

3. CT-40 Contraband Team Kit

The CT-40 Contraband Detection Kit contains the Buster Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope plus accessories: PN – Series Inspection Kit, Leica Laser Range Meter, and PM – 10 Extension Mirror with High Intensity Flashlight and a durable carrying case with wheels. It replaces the prior CT-30 kit.

CSECO has kept its commitment of bringing the best and most efficient contraband detection tools that will help the good forces in weeding out the illegal drug trade and putting an end to smuggling.

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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