How the CSECO Buster Makes Narcotics Detection Easier

Saying that narcotics detection is a tough job is an understatement. Every day, law enforcement agents inspect every vehicle that passes the borders or checkpoints to make sure that they do not carry hidden narcotics and other contraband.

Fortunately, contraband and narcotics detection equipment has enabled officers and CBP agents to spend less hours on the time-consuming job of inspecting vehicles and spaces suspected of carrying hidden narcotics and other forms of contraband. Because of these detection tools, officers do not have to take away parts of a vehicle unless they are 100% certain that narcotics or other contraband are indeed stashed away there.

One ideal example of fine contraband detection equipment is the Buster density meter from Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO). The Buster density meter was first developed by company founder Patrick J. Campbell together with contributions from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who tested it in the field to ensure that the equipment would be able to meet all the organization’s standards.

Since the arrival of the Buster density meter, it has made contraband detection faster, more accurate, less inconvenient, and more efficient. It's a far cry to the time when drug interdiction and border patrol agents relied on rudimentary tools to detect hidden narcotics in vehicles.

What makes the Buster the top choice for an easier and more efficient means of detecting narcotics? It's in the technology, of course. It uses the low intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector which makes scanning vehicles (or any other spaces) quick and accurate.

Why quick and accurate? The Buster can pick up four readings per second, which allows it to do even just cursory once-overs on surfaces, but it still shows accurate readings.  As a result, the Buster allows law enforcement agents to determine whether a suspect vehicle is positively confirmed to carry hidden narcotics within 5 minutes, or an average-sized room within 10 minutes.

Because of the cutting-edge technology the Buster uses, many concealed item can be detected and located – narcotics, money, weapons and even explosives – through objects made of different materials like wood, metal, reinforced plastic, and even dirt. It saves officers time and effort from unnecessary procedure of tearing down walls or disassembling parts of vehicles such as car seats, tires, and dashboards (unless the hidden narcotics are positively located in them).

Apart from easier inspections, the Buster has brought even safer inspections. Its latest iteration, the Buster K910G, has been stripped of the lead-based components that are seen on the previous Buster K910B. Also, the Buster K910G's radioactive source is 25% less compared to its rivals, making it the best density meter ever on the market!

Highly trained officers who use the Buster density meter have seized average confiscations of over $250,000 per year. It's a proof that efficiency doesn't have to come with complexity, and this is in the case of the Buster density meter. It may use the most sophisticated technology, but the Buster K910G Density Meter is otherwise user-friendly. It has visual and audible readouts that alert the user to the presence of a hidden contraband.

Working for law enforcement is a tough and demanding job, and those who are involved in it are often put into complicated and dangerous situations. The job of locating hidden narcotics and other contraband is no different. The Buster density meter is developed specifically to make narcotics detection quicker, easier, more accurate, less cumbersome and less time-consuming.

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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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