Buster Contraband Detector - Helping to Stop Smuggling in its Tracks

Officers from drug units, intelligence units, tactical units, and explosive disposal units around the country are finding the Buster contraband detector useful to help stop smuggling in its tracks. The Buster K910B Density Meter is a part of the CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit made by Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO).

The Buster, as a contraband detector, is one of the top units on the market for finding hidden illegal items or substances, including drugs, money, paraphernalia, etc.  Its unique qualities that push it to the front of the pack include the ability to scan through most materials, including metal, wood, and reinforced plastic. Its speed of scanning and its ease of use make it the “gold standard” of contraband detection equipment.

Some instances in which the Buster was used as a contraband detector include a traffic stop resulting in the discovery of 27 pounds of hidden heroin in a car’s rear quarter panels, hundreds of thousands of dollars cash stashed in a spare tire, tens of thousands of dollars cash secreted inside a vehicles rocker panel area, sixteen pounds of drugs in fenders, and more. As you can see, the Buster is excellent for finding contraband in concealed locations where it would be difficult to use direct observation for inspection.

The Buster K910B Contraband Detector measures less than 6” x 3” x 3” and weighs in at roughly two pounds (~1Kg), making it small and lightweight. Its 3 and a half digit LCD has “LO BAT” (low battery) and “minus sign” indicators. Every half-second the display updates. An electroluminescent back light panel, operated by a pushbutton, makes it usable at night or in dark areas. It is also equipped with a remote reading display to make inspection even easier. And the Buster contraband detector has a variety of operating modes.

For sensitive operation, the microprocessor adjusts the alarm’s trip point automatically, using an internal standard deviation formula.  All similar units are calibrated to a common base, ensuring a +/-2% reading between units. Decay of the source is automatically compensated during calibration, as well as aging of internal components. The calibration takes less than 30 seconds and can be done at any time, by any user.

Since the battery used in the Buster contraband detector is a standard 9-volt battery, it is easy to replace, if necessary, wherever the unit is being used. This battery will last, on average, over six months with normal use.

All of these add up to the Buster contraband detector – the #1 handheld contraband detector in the world with nearly 30 years in operation by agencies the world over.

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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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