Technology Used For Narcotics Detection

Narcotics detection is a big issue for law enforcement and border patrol agents, especially in areas where drug smuggling is common. There are devices available in today's world that make good use of current technology to aid these officers and agents in their narcotics detection tasks.

Narcotics is a term that is used to refer to both illegal drugs and controlled substances that are legally prescribed. These substances give off microscopic particles and emit vapors that allow for their detection thanks to improvements and technological advances. Companies such as Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) make a point of keeping up with technological changes so their equipment is on the cutting edge.  Newer equipment helps a greater quantity of substances to be detected faster, more accurately, and more reliably than ever before.

Equipment like the Buster K910B Density Meter eliminates the necessity of tearing apart items such as vehicles to determine whether or not contraband is present. It works by measuring the density of the material against the known density that is usually present. Anomalies detected by the Buster indicate a need for a bit more in-depth investigation by the officers and agents.

The Buster with Rad-Aware also includes the ability to detect radiation allowing the detection of explosives, which helps to keep agents, officers, and civilians safe. All of its technologies combined result in the Buster being considered the gold standard for detection purposes.

The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System picks up where the Buster leaves off, allowing visual identification of whatever may be hidden, wherever it may be hidden. The moveable, flexible scope includes a light and a camera to allow both visual identification and captured video or still pictures for evidence purposes. The Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the only videoscope on the market that has been certified safe for use in hazardous locations by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

The CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit includes the Buster, Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope and probes. These probes allow identification of contraband in such areas as dirt or upholstery, where vision is necessarily limited regardless what technology is employed.

These narcotics detection equipment pieces are developed, maintained, and improved regularly by the CSECO. This is done in order to help keep law enforcement and border patrol supplied with the best narcotics detection equipment available.

Technological advances allow these items to be portable and handheld. They can be used by agents in nearly any situation to combat drug smugglers whether they are individuals or parts of a large group.

If you are part of a law enforcement or border patrol agency and may be looking for the best equipment to serve the needs of your department. Contact someone at CSECO to help you determine if the Buster, Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, or CT-40 Contraband Team Detection Kit will suit your needs for narcotics detection equipment.

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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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