When you encounter the words “narcotics detection equipment,” you may automatically think of drugs and other illegal substances. For several decades the U.S. law enforcement authorities have been combating the drug war, especially the one raging on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As drug traffickers began to be more sophisticated in smuggling narcotics and other illegal substances over the border, it became increasingly difficult for authorities to positively locate them. To combat this problem, they sought after technology that could help them in positively locating narcotics and other contraband that smugglers try to transport across the border and or between states.
In the past, law enforcement agents had to rely on their hands, rudimentary tools, and their gut feel to help them locate narcotics and other illegal drugs and substances. The quest for high-tech narcotics detection seemed so elusive. But thanks to the combination of brilliant minds and advanced technology, law enforcement how has remarkably enhanced detection equipment for effective, easy, reliable, and safe inspection and contraband detection.
Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Co. (CSECO) has been manufacturing contraband detection equipment for over 30 years. CSECO’s devices feature the latest in technology that helps local and federal law enforcement authorities as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents locate the smuggled narcotics with success.
CSECO’s sophisticated technology is used on two of their most popular tools, the Buster K910B Density Meter (aka Buster) and its most recent device, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection system. These helpful tools enable law enforcement and CBP agents to locate a wide range of narcotics and other illegal substances that include heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and morphine.
Do you know how effective CSECO’s pieces of contraband detection equipment are? As recent as last week, CBP agents positively located and seized $150,000 worth of methamphetamines and heroin.
But do you know that the Buster and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope are also excellent for locating a wide range of other contraband or smuggled items that include:
- any type of currency
- jewelry and precious metals such as gold bars
- food items
In fact, some time ago sheriffs in Los Angeles were able to positively locate and seize $400,000 in cold cash. They were embedded in parts of the 2006 Trailblazer such as the car seats. The CSECO Buster made the job for the local police effective and quick.
The Buster K910B Density Meter is CSECO’s first and most well-known product, a result of the collaboration between company founder Patrick J. Campbell and CBP agents during the mid-1980s.
The Buster uses a low intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector. This amazing technology accurately reads the discrepancy of an item’s density. For instance, if the Buster reads a sharp increase in density, then there’s the high possibility that contraband is hidden. The Buster’s technology enables inspectors to positively locate hidden contraband within minutes. It also helps them to scan under many types of surfaces such as wood, metal, concrete, fabric of all kinds, and reinforced plastic. This is something that other technologies such as the millimeter wave, microwave, radio wave and ultraviolet wave cannot do.
The Buster has an ergonomic design that fits just right in your grip, enabling easy handling. Apart from detecting the presence of contraband from narcotics to cash to explosives, the Buster can also effectively and accurately locate harmful radiation, thanks to Rad-Aware® technology on the Buster. This technology allows first responders to detect dirty-bomb detonation and establish a safe perimeter for civilians.
CSECO’s newest product, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, may be your perfect answer if you have grown dissatisfied with your current fiberscope. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope works like a fiberscope in some ways, although it also has new and more sophisticated functions that your ordinary fiberscopes won’t have. Some manufacturers have come up with their own videoscopes, but none of them comes close to the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope.
The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is a true one-piece unit — no attachments and no bothersome cables. It has a 5 inch high-resolution LCD VGA display with 3.5x continuous digital zoom, which helps reduce eye fatigue for the user. It is also equipped with push-button photo and video capture system which can store up to 8,000 photos or six hours of video clips.
The great thing about the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is that it doesn’t use glass optical fibers but instead it uses video chip technology, which is more durable, more stable, and more reliable. This helps the user to view the images being shown on display as they go through their inspection. You won’t have any problems using the Videoscope when you insert it into a car’s gas tank, for instance, while searching for hidden cocaine or cash. Or you don’t even have to worry if your Perfect Vision may be corroded or worn out from too much use.
And most of all, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is guaranteed safe to use even under hazardous conditions because it is certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), the first videoscope to receive this certification.
With these amazing features of both the Buster K910B Density Meter and Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, it proves that the narcotics detection equipment is quite capable of locating narcotics and other non-narcotic contraband effectively, reliably, and safely.