New Technology for Narcotics Detection

Narcotics detection equipment is used daily around the country to locate illegal narcotics and keep them off the streets of towns and cities across the country. To define narcotics, they are types drugs that are derived from opium, whether they natural or synthetically produced. A few examples of narcotic drugs include morphine, codeine, and heroin aside from opium drug itself. Narcotics are useful for medicinal reasons but like any other substance, they are also abused as a recreational drug.

Being seen as illegal, narcotics have been smuggled in and out of the country in a covert manner. Vehicles coming into the country are a favorite hiding place for smugglers to stash narcotics and transport them across borders. They would hide narcotics inside the compartments of a van, inside spare tires, within the space of the side panels, in the cushions of a vehicle seat, and even wrapped carefully and placed inside gas tanks.

Many decades ago, narcotics detection was a hit-or-miss pursuit. Their eyes, hands, and the simplest of tools were used to aid them in detecting the presence of contraband such as narcotics. Unfortunately, they often failed and a fair amount of narcotics went undetected.

Fortunately, with advanced technology and brilliant minds, tools have been made for contraband and narcotics detection that is accurate, and more reliable than ever before. These tools also provide quicker more accurate results.
The United States government approached Patrick J. Campbell to ask for his help designing and manufacturing a tool that would help them detect contraband of all types. Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) has been manufacturing contraband detection equipment since that meeting in the 1980s. The company's first and most famous product is the Buster K910B Density Meter aka Buster. They also have the newest product, the Perfect Vision v20 Series Videoscope Inspection System which performs so much better than other fiberscopes and videoscopes available.

The Buster was the result of the close collaboration between Patrick J. Campbell and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in 1984. Campbell, with assistance of the CBP agents, developed a product that end users such as drug interdiction officers and the patrol agents would not find difficult, too technical to operate, or troublesome to handle. And the Buster was born.

The Buster doesn't use the same technology such as microwave, radiowave, millimeter wave, or ultraviolet wave like many detectors on the market use. Instead, the Buster uses a low-intensity gamma radiation along with a scintillation detector which enables it to "read" through nearly any material -- wood, rubber, reinforced plastic, metal -- you name it. Police officers and law enforcement agents can scan through various surfaces without destroying or dismantling them. The low-intensity gamma radiation is also safe around people and dogs from K9 units.

This very technology allows the Buster to scan surfaces with speed. It can scan average-sized vehicles in around than five minutes. An average-sized room would be scanned in less than 10 minutes. The Buster has a clear display that is easily readable. It's accompanied by an audio signal whenever a remarkable or abnormal discrepancy in density is noted through scanning.

CSECO's newest product, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, is the perfect choice for more in-depth inspection. This will be a superior replacement to any other fiberscopes or videoscopes on the market today.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope comes as a one-piece unit. You don't have to bother to add an attachment, which feels inconvenient. It has a 5-inch, multi-directional high resolution color LCD display. The display has push-button brightening/dimming as well as digital zoom which gives 10 times the resolution of the leading fiberscope. The large display allows the user to see clearly into the inspected area without eye fatigue.

Apart from these amazing features, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope comes with features that you have come to love about fiberscopes – a long, thin, flexible and tungsten-armored articulating shaft that is water- and fuel-safe, a built-in LED light, and long-life batteries.

Most importantly, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). And because it exceeds the safety standards set upon by UL, you can be sure that CSECO's Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the safest.

CSECO uses the latest technology to bring the most advanced, sophisticated and safest narcotics detection equipment around such as the Buster K910B Density Meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System. This new technology brings endless benefits including helping law enforcement officers to keep illegal drugs such as narcotics off the streets.

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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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